[TIP] Ideology

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Tue Apr 28 03:29:27 PDT 2009

Hi Doug, 

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 11:39 -0400, Douglas Philips wrote:
> There is a lot of complexity added to make distributed parallel  
> testing infrastructures. Is that needed?
> Not for me! I test physical devices. To make my tests run in parallel  
> I would need real things, not just more processes.

sure, in the case of non-replicatable resources distributing
tests is of limited use.  still you might benefit from running tests 
in a subprocess - I consider that a form of distributing tests. 
It allows for timeouts, and to deal with crashing processes 
etc without disrupting the test run. 


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