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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] tests/boot-serial-test: Bump timeout to 6 minut

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] tests/boot-serial-test: Bump timeout to 6 minutes
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:13:08 +0200
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On 2018-08-20 10:45, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 20 August 2018 at 07:21, Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 2018-08-18 12:10, Peter Maydell wrote:
>>> On 18 August 2018 at 10:07, Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> 6 minutes is really a lot already. I guess most users will hit CTRL-C
>>>> before waiting so long if there is a realy problem here ... If the
>>>> current tests just takes a little bit more than 1 minute on the Sparc
>>>> machine, maybe 2 or 3 minutes would sufficient, too?
>>> Or maybe not. I don't like tests that run close to their timeout
>>> limits, because that tends to mean that my automated test runs
>>> are flaky when the machine happens to be heavily loaded when
>>> a test is running. I think the purpose of a timeout is to prevent
>>> the test run hanging indefinitely; as you say, console users can
>>> hit ctrl-c if they get bored anyway.
>> ... or maybe somebody tries to run TCI on a Sparc host one day ... ok,
>> you've convinced me, let's go with the 360 seconds:
>> Reviewed-by: Thomas Huth <address@hidden>
>> Paolo, could you please queue up this patch (since I don't have anything
>> else pending for assembling a PULL request)?
> I can just apply it directly, since it's useful for buildtesting.

Ok, great, that's fine of course, too.


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