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From "Alejandro Abdelnur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-9330) Add custom JUnit4 test runner with configurable timeout
Date Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:06:13 GMT

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Alejandro Abdelnur commented on HADOOP-9330:
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Cos, @Test{timeout=<>) exist, yes, if we can tweak that timeout to take a global ratio
into account then we are good.

Agree with Steve that subclassing should be a convenience, not a requirement. If you subclass
you get the @Rule setting for free, otherwise you have to do it yourself.


                
> Add custom JUnit4 test runner with configurable timeout
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-9330
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9330
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Test
>          Components: test
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0
>            Reporter: Steve Loughran
>
> HADOOP-9112 has added a requirement for all new test methods to declare a timeout, so
that jenkins/maven builds will have better information on a timeout.
> Hard coding timeouts into tests is dangerous as it will generate spurious failures on
slower machines/networks and when debugging a test.
> I propose providing a custom JUnit4 test runner that test cases can declare as their
test runner; this can provide timeouts specified at run-time, rather than in-source.

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