[Mesa-dev] Piglit on windows

Kyriazis, George george.kyriazis at intel.com
Tue Oct 10 18:02:26 UTC 2017

> On Oct 10, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Dylan Baker <dylan at pnwbakers.com> wrote:
> 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
> implement.
> 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.
Hmm..  Since the current code has special cases between python 2/3 and windows/linux, finding a cross-platform method for both OSes seems like a “nice to have” at this point, although desirable.

I’ll see if I can find a quick fix for this.

Thank you!


> Dylan

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