run 'timeout make check' from pqm?

James Henstridge james at
Wed Aug 1 03:19:52 BST 2007

On 01/08/07, Martin Pool <mbp at> wrote:
> There is a utility in Ubuntu called timeout that runs a process and
> kills it after n seconds.  Maybe we should run the tests under pqm
> through this to guard against the occasional cases where the tests
> hang?  I think it would be better to tell pqm to use it rather than
> putting it into the makefile and causing trouble on machines that
> don't have it.
>   timeout 3600 make check

Doesn't PQM already have code in place to kill the test suite if it
doesn't generate any output for a certain length of time?  Perhaps the
issue is to reduce that timeout.


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