[darcs-devel] my problems with tests that run ssh/curl
ganesh at earth.li
Sun Jul 12 01:11:39 UTC 2020
As I mentioned in a different thread a while ago, I currently have
problems running the tests on Windows.
The problem is with a tool called "SentryBay" that I have to run to be
able to work from home. It injects some low level driver called
epinject.sys into every process that seems to cause network-using tools
in the mingw stack to just lock up eating CPU when run.
I will try to get this reported and fixed but it's likely to be a slow
process, and in the meantime the only way I can get around it is to
reboot. I've had the problem for ~1 year but of course in the past few
months it's had much more impact.
It turns out that quite a few of our non-network tests nevertheless do
run commands like ssh and curl for various reasons. One example is
issue2545_command-execution-via-ssh-uri which is fairly obvious but
there are several others.
I was vaguely wondering about just making those tests into "network"
tests that I then wouldn't run by default. It's not a great solution as
the tests don't generally genuinely rely on the network. Or I could add
a new kind of classification, perhaps only locally.
Any suggestions/opinions welcome..
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