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README.rst

pytest-rerunfailures

pytest-rerunfailures is a plugin for pytest that re-runs tests to eliminate intermittent failures.

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Requirements

You will need the following prerequisites in order to use pytest-rerunfailures:

  • Python 3.6, up to 3.8, or PyPy3
  • pytest 5.0 or newer

This package is currently tested against the last 5 minor pytest releases. In case you work with an older version of pytest you should consider updating or use one of the earlier versions of this package.

Installation

To install pytest-rerunfailures:

$ pip install pytest-rerunfailures

Re-run all failures

To re-run all test failures, use the --reruns command line option with the maximum number of times you'd like the tests to run:

$ pytest --reruns 5

Failed fixture or setup_class will also be re-executed.

To add a delay time between re-runs use the --reruns-delay command line option with the amount of seconds that you would like wait before the next test re-run is launched:

$ pytest --reruns 5 --reruns-delay 1

Re-run all failures matching certain expressions

To re-run only those failures that match a certain list of expressions, use the --only-rerun flag and pass it a regular expression. For example, the following would only rerun those errors that match AssertionError:

$ pytest --reruns 5 --only-rerun AssertionError

Passing the flag multiple times accumulates the arguments, so the following would only rerun those errors that match AssertionError or ValueError:

$ pytest --reruns 5 --only-rerun AssertionError --only-rerun ValueError

Re-run individual failures

To mark individual tests as flaky, and have them automatically re-run when they fail, add the flaky mark with the maximum number of times you'd like the test to run:

@pytest.mark.flaky(reruns=5)
def test_example():
    import random
    assert random.choice([True, False])

Note that when teardown fails, two reports are generated for the case, one for the test case and the other for the teardown error.

You can also specify the re-run delay time in the marker:

@pytest.mark.flaky(reruns=5, reruns_delay=2)
def test_example():
    import random
    assert random.choice([True, False])

Output

Here's an example of the output provided by the plugin when run with --reruns 2 and -r aR:

test_report.py RRF

================================== FAILURES ==================================
__________________________________ test_fail _________________________________

    def test_fail():
>       assert False
E       assert False

test_report.py:9: AssertionError
============================ rerun test summary info =========================
RERUN test_report.py::test_fail
RERUN test_report.py::test_fail
============================ short test summary info =========================
FAIL test_report.py::test_fail
======================= 1 failed, 2 rerun in 0.02 seconds ====================

Note that output will show all re-runs. Tests that fail on all the re-runs will be marked as failed.

Compatibility

  • This plugin may not be used with class, module, and package level fixtures.
  • This plugin is not compatible with pytest-xdist's --looponfail flag.
  • This plugin is not compatible with the core --pdb flag.

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  • Test execution count can be retrieved from the execution_count attribute in test item's object. Example:

    @hookimpl(tryfirst=True)
    def pytest_runtest_makereport(item, call):
        print(item.execution_count)

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