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The four hour timeout for crash collection is way too long for Chrome
OS, so we moved this parameter into global config for easier control.

Signed-off-by: Dale Curtis <>

git-svn-id: svn:// 592f7852-d20e-0410-864c-8624ca9c26a4
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lmr committed Jun 21, 2011
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@@ -1,5 +1,6 @@
import os, time, pickle, logging, shutil
+from autotest_lib.client.common_lib import global_config
from autotest_lib.server import utils
@@ -33,7 +34,12 @@ def get_crashinfo(host, test_start_time):
-def wait_for_machine_to_recover(host, hours_to_wait=4.0):
+# Load default for number of hours to wait before giving up on crash collection.
+HOURS_TO_WAIT = global_config.global_config.get_config_value(
+ 'SERVER', 'crash_collection_hours_to_wait', type=float, default=4.0)
+def wait_for_machine_to_recover(host, hours_to_wait=HOURS_TO_WAIT):
"""Wait for a machine (possibly down) to become accessible again.
@param host: A RemoteHost instance to wait on

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