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cmd/go: when -timeout is the default (10m), pass a nonzero -test.timeout to tests #28147

bcmills opened this Issue Oct 11, 2018 · 1 comment


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bcmills commented Oct 11, 2018

In, @ianlancetaylor notes (emphasis mine):

If you run go test, the go tool will pass its -timeout argument to the test program as the -test.timeout flag. But you will only see that when running go test, not when running the test program directly, and you will only see it if you use a -timeout option. The default value of 10 minutes is not passed to the test program by go test. This is arguably a bug. See also #14780.

The fact that -test.timeout is not passed for the default 10m timeout makes it difficult for the test to fail cleanly if that timeout is reached (see also #28135).

@bcmills bcmills added the NeedsFix label Oct 11, 2018

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@bcmills bcmills changed the title from cmd/go: when -timeout is the default, pass a nonzero -test.timeout to tests to cmd/go: when -timeout is the default (10m), pass a nonzero -test.timeout to tests Oct 11, 2018


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bcmills commented Nov 15, 2018

This might make #24774 easier to diagnose.

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