[TIP] aborting tests that take too long

Mark Sienkiewicz sienkiew at stsci.edu
Fri Nov 11 07:15:38 PST 2011

On 11/11/11 09:49, Michael Foord wrote:
> RIght, after a bit of investigation, the new timeout feature of regrtest uses the faulthandler module and kills the test (dumping the traceback) after a specified time:
> 	http://hg.python.org/cpython/file/bd5c4dda6ad0/Lib/test/regrtest.py#l852
> 	timeout -- dump the traceback and exit if a test takes more than timeout seconds
> 	http://pypi.python.org/pypi/faulthandler/
> faulthandler should be usable from any test framework.

Thanks!  I'll check it out.  It looks like exactly what I need.  I just need to write a decorator or a plugin for it.

Mark S.

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