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Re: [libvirt PATCH 2/2] meson: Add tests_timeout build option

On Wed, 2020-09-09 at 14:31 +0100, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 09, 2020 at 03:10:06PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > The default timeout for tests is 30s, but that's not always
> > enough time: the Valgrind test, for example, are currently
> > special-cased because they take longer, and on certain
> > architectures where powerful hardware is not (yet) available
> > even the basic test programs might take more than 30s to
> > complete.
> Does Meson not have a standard way to increase the default
> timeout globally ? It feels like this scenario of building
> on slow hardware could hit any application, so surprised
> we need to add our own args for this

Not that I could find... To be honest, some parts of Meson and Ninja
are documented in a way that is not immediately obvious to me, so I
might very well have missed it.

Note that 'meson test' supports

  --timeout-multiplier TIMEOUT_MULTIPLIER

    Define a multiplier for test timeout, for example when running
    tests in particular conditions they might take more time to

but there doesn't seem to be a 'ninja test' equivalent; I'm also
unclear on how a multiplier passed this way would interact with
timeout_multiplier as provided to add_test_setup() calls, which is
something that we use for Valgrind.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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