[PATCH] test: avoid hanging older gdb under GNU timeout and moreutils parallel

Tomi Ollila tomi.ollila at iki.fi
Tue May 21 13:23:25 PDT 2019

On Tue, May 21 2019, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

> Hi Tomi--
> On Tue 2019-05-21 09:12:12 +0300, Tomi Ollila wrote:
>> This looks like a good read:
>> https://ftp.gnu.org/old-gnu/Manuals/gdb/html_node/gdb_21.html
>> and is used to speculate below.
> Thanks for this pointer, and for the additional analysis.
> While i understand this problem much better than i did two days ago, i'm
> not sure whether there is an alternate proposal here for how to handle
> the situation.  Do you have a suggestion for some other fix?

I hope id:20190521201702.28754-1-tomi.ollila at iki.fi works


> It's tempting to remove the "controlling terminal" from the test suite
> entirely (e.g. by running it under "setsid --wait"), but i'm reluctant
> to do so because that is not the context in which most instances of
> notmuch will themselves be run, and i don't really want the test suite
> to be so alienated.

Every test script itself, if not already setsid(1)ed would need to 
re-exec itself w/ that, then.

(as I can now run e.g. ./T380-atomicity.sh directly from command line)

> So i'm unsure what to do, but i do want to try to move on beyond all
> this "testing the test suite" and start getting more e-mail-related
> features into notmuch again :P
>        --dkg

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