[Mesa-dev] Piglit on windows

Dylan Baker dylan at pnwbakers.com
Tue Oct 10 17:46:32 UTC 2017

Quoting Jose Fonseca (2017-10-10 08:41:49)
> On 10/10/17 16:31, Kyriazis, George wrote:
> > Hello…
> > 
> > Piglit on windows prints out a message saying “Timeout are not implemented on Windows.”.  These timeouts are the test timeouts in case a test hangs.
> > 
> > What do people do when running piglit on windows and they hit a timeout?  I would imagine there would be a non-zero number of people running piglit on windows on a regular basis, as a regression tool...
> > 
> > Thank you!
> > 
> > George
> I haven't been involved into piglit Windows testing lately, so my 
> understanding might be dated.
> I believe that we have timeouts when we test piglit on Windows. It's not 
> implemented on piglit python framework itself, but rather on VMware 
> testing framework (that driver piglit, and a bunch of other tests.)
> That said, I believe it would be better long term if piglit framework 
> had timeouts on Windows, as it can probably track that with finer 
> granularity than we do now by putting a timeout on whole piglit or 
> subsets of piglit tests.
> python3's subprocess module has timeout options, so it should be 
> relatively easy to implement on top of it, in a cross-platform manner.
> Jose
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Since I added that warning message...

There are no timeouts in python 2 on windows, even with 3rd party packages.

For python 3 to properly handle timeouts you need to kill the process that
exceeds the expected timeout. Basically when timeout expires the sub-process
communicate call stops blocking, but doesn't actually kill the process. On Linux
we ask the process to terminate, wait 3 seconds and then SIGKILL it.

I don't know how to do that on windows, so I didn't implement it and instead
windows users get a warning. If someone with a basic grasp of how to kill a
process on windows wanted that functionality it probably wouldn't be too hard to

Alternatively there are constructs that are only in python 3 that do the killing
for you, on both Windows and Linux, but they don't have a python 2 equivalent.

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