[Buildbot-devel] Increase Timeout value for master

Aaron_Hsieh at PlayStation.Sony.Com Aaron_Hsieh at PlayStation.Sony.Com
Tue Feb 12 19:21:21 UTC 2008

I've also had this problem where some of the scripts that my group runs 
have no output for a very long time, and these run times are only getting 
longer as we add more tests to the script.  We could add a verbose mode, 
but that would serve as a double-edged sword since it would cause our 
developers to completely ignore our logs altogether if we try to get too 
verbose with our tests.  So, instead, I implemented a little hack-y way to 
disable the timeout option if needed in a master configuration file.  This 
patch would have to be done on the slave side to work though:

--- slave/commands_bak.py       2008-02-12 11:08:24.000000000 -0800
+++ slave/commands.py   2008-02-12 11:09:50.000000000 -0800
@@ -336,7 +336,10 @@
         # then comes the secondary information
         msg = " in dir %s" % (self.workdir,)
         if self.timeout:
-            msg += " (timeout %d secs)" % (self.timeout,)
+           if self.timeout < 0:
+               msg += " (no timeout)"
+           else:
+               msg += " (timeout %d secs)" % (self.timeout,)
         log.msg(" " + msg)
         self.sendStatus({'header': msg+"\n"})

@@ -385,7 +388,10 @@
         # which would let us connect stdin to /dev/null .

         if self.timeout:
-            self.timer = reactor.callLater(self.timeout, self.doTimeout)
+           if self.timeout < 0:
+               pass
+           else:
+               self.timer = reactor.callLater(self.timeout, 

         for w in self.logFileWatchers:

Again, this is probably not the best way to do it, but it's the best I 
could come up with given the time I had to work on this.

What I usually do with this is if I only wanted to temporarily disable a 
timeout, I would throw in a "-" in front of an existing timeout that I 
have, and keep it there for as long as needed.  If I ever want to restore 
the old timeout, it's as simple as removing the "-" from the existing 
timeout.  It's nothing fancy, but I thought I would like to share this 
little hack I've been using for a bit.

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