Testrunner subprocess death unheeded by parent

Bug #842225 reported by William Grant on 2011-09-05
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Launchpad itself

Bug Description

As seen in <https://lpbuildbot.canonical.com/builders/lucid_lp/builds/1335/steps/shell_6/logs/stdio> (sometimes hangs, try adding random query strings to get it to not hang), some testrunner subprocess failures are not handled correctly by the master process. In this case test_import_bzr (now disabled) caused the testrunner to hang and be killed. The master said:

Could not communicate with subprocess

but then continued on to say

Total: 15537 tests, 0 failures, 0 errors in 246 minutes 57.383 seconds.

Successfully ran all tests.
program finished with exit code 0

William Grant (wgrant) wrote :

Log saved at <https://devpad.canonical.com/~wgrant/2011/lucid_lp-1335-stdio>, as buildbot likes to prune.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This was fixed in zope.testrunner 4.4.0 (https://github.com/zopefoundation/zope.testrunner/issues/5), so we'll pick that up when we finally upgrade.

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