Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234465
memory test hangs repeatedly
Last modified: 2008-07-16 17:57:32 EDT
Description of problem:
The multithreaded memory test hangs on SkyNet (768p system).
The problem seems to be that the termination of one or more
threads isn't being caught.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
About 2 out of 3 times.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. hts certify --test=memory
Process hangs forever.
I will add more information when I can get back onto SkyNet.
The information available on this is limited to what can be gleened from
this weekends run. I had observed the hang twice, but was unable to
reproduce it running a version of the test compiled with -g directly.
I suggest that a timer be added to the program, or a signal handling
routine with an external timer, to terminate the test in the case
of a suspected hang with a core dump.
This did not happen the last time I ran the test w/ hts.
After a brief IM with Greg Nichols I believe the bug is fixed.