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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-27 10:08:18

Jim Douglas wrote:
> Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
>> Jim Douglas writes:
>>> It appears that the monitored/timeout facility built into
>>> is not sophisticated enough to catch a stalled process(?)
>> It is, but as per
>> (the last note), the functionality is currently Windows-only.
> I can't speak for other OSs, but in QNX it would be simple. A
> supervisory process running in parallel with the test process, and at a
> very high priority, can monitor execution (say every second) and 'kill'
> it in the event of a time overrun.
> It would make even more sense if it was the monitor process that
> launched the test process.
> Just a thought...

There's a bjam option intended to do just that "-l n". But I've only had
the time, and no one else has volunteered, to implement it on Windows.
The *nix implementation would be simpler than what you explain though ;-)

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