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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-18 12:18:50

On May 18, 2005, at 11:20 AM, Martin Wille wrote:
> Douglas Gregor wrote:
>> Today, all of the iostreams tests seem to be looping for me. Any idea
>> what happened?
> The same happens here.
> I suggest we add something like
> ulimit -m 524288; ulimit -d 524288; ulimit -v 523288; ulimit -t 600
> to the script that runs the tests on Unix systems to make problems like
> this not break the testing procedure for everyone. (This sets memory
> limits to 512 MB and the CPU time limit to 600 seconds. There's no easy
> way of limiting the wall clock time taken.) Perhaps, the limits should
> be set even lower.

300 seconds should be sufficient. We can't just do this in, because we don't want it to apply to the entire bjam
run. Instead, we need to set the ulimits when bjam invokes individual
test cases. If a bjam expert doesn't pop up with help, I'll take a shot
at it later today.


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