[kaffe] Problem found with hppa/mipsen/sparc build timeouts

Jeroen van Wolffelaar jeroen at wolffelaar.nl
Tue Apr 19 17:09:35 PDT 2005

(please group-reply, I'm myself only on the pkg-java-maintainers


I think I found out the problem with the testsuite time-outing: pthread
enabled kaffe on some architectures is running very slowly (idling
mostly), and sometimes hangs.the testsuite timeout-killer doesn't work,
because lt-kaffe-bin doesn't listen to SIGTERM, a SIGKILL works (of
course) fine.

I could change the testsutie autokiller to SIGKILL always (does that
have any bad effects?), but then still, with 140+ tests and 5 minutes
timeout, the build would really take ages.

So... I think the best way to do is:
1) timeouts severly reduced, 30 seconds?
 (if one goes to look after a failed test, one will reasearch further
 anyway, and see the timeout and see if that might be the issue)
2) kill -KILL in the timeout.

Especially since we know now a lot of tests fail on some architectures,
I don't see any harm in running the risk of actidently cutting off a
test that would otherwise succeed in 30-300 seconds.



Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen at wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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