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PyrasiteIPC appears to hardcode the socket timeout to 5 seconds, which is very low.
My first attempt at using Pyrasite was to execute some diagnostic code, which took longer than 5 seconds to execute, resulting in a timeout and disconnection. I had to read and modify my copy of the source in order to remove the timeout and make it usable.
To avoid surprising newcomers with this, I think it would be a good idea to increase the default timeout to 30 seconds (or more, or disable it?). Many invocations one might want to run with Pyrasite probably take more than 5 seconds to execute.
In addition, it's probably a good idea to expose a