[TIP] aborting tests that take too long

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Nov 10 17:46:40 PST 2011

regrtest (from the Python test suite) on Python head has some interesting (and newish) code for aborting tests that take too long. May be worth taking a look at.


On 10 Nov 2011, at 15:28, Mark Sienkiewicz wrote:

> I have a general problem with tests that deadlock, go into an infinite loop, or otherwise just run for way too long.  I need to do something about this because it is starting to become a problem in my CI system.
> When a test takes too long, I don't just want the test to fail if it takes too long -- I want it to be forced to stop running.  Is there some way to do this in py.test or nose?
> Mark S.
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