Bug 5638 - xmlrpc calls can hang indefinitely in the automatic tests
Summary: xmlrpc calls can hang indefinitely in the automatic tests
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Automatic tests (show other bugs)
Version: pre-1.0
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Karl Mikaelsson
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-09-10 13:30 CEST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2015-09-15 10:51 CEST (History)
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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2015-09-10 13:30:39 CEST
If the component under test crashes, then we can often be left in a state where the XMLRPC connection is still alive, but a response will never be given. But xmlrpclib unfortunetely has no timeout mechanism so the entire test system will just hang.

We should have system in place that aborts calls (or even whole tests) that take too long.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2015-09-10 15:43:16 CEST
lib/thintest/tlclient.py uses SIGALRM for timeout management. Could be an option.

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