[Buildbot-devel] Detect termination of shellcommand due to timeout

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sat Oct 15 12:06:35 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 3:56 AM, Marco <listaddr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, when a shell command step fails, is it possible to detect
> whether it was killed due to lack of output timeout (ie, 1200 seconds
> by default)?
> Reading through the documentation I haven't found a way to detect
> this, which I guess should be a fairly common need.

I ran into this, too, kind of.
In my messageFormatter, I look at the text form of test logs,
and annoyingly, the 'killed, timeout' message from buildbot
isn't in those logs, it's only in the html logs.
But the question is moot for me, as I now do finer
grained timeouts outside of buildbot.
- Dan

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