[Buildbot-devel] buildbot unable to kill windows process after timeout...

Marcus Lindblom macke at yar.nu
Tue Feb 17 08:18:22 UTC 2009

(fixed top posting)

> Jimmy John wrote:
>> From: Marcus Lindblom <macke at yar.nu>
>> There is a twisted patch that might help with this. (JobControl on 
>> Win32). Search twisted/buidbot trac or the buildbot mail-list.
> Has anybody had any luck with running a buildbot slave on windows 2003 server?
> I tried the patch at http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/ticket/2726 but it does not work. If the slave times out then the master is unable to kill it and does not proceed further. eg.
> command timed out: 60 seconds without output, killing pid 1548
> SIGKILL failed to kill process
> using fake rc=-1
> program finished with exit code -1
> remoteFailed: [Failure instance: Traceback from remote host -- Traceback (most recent call last):
> Failure: buildbot.slave.commands.TimeoutError: SIGKILL failed to kill process
> ]
Hm. I haven't tried 2003 server for build slaves, only XP Pro. (The 
patch worked there.) Maybe someone else on the list has an idea??

I'm just guessing here, but perhaps the policies/rules are different on 
2003 Server compared to XP about processes stopping another processes?


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