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From: Shuah Khan <skhan@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
Cc: shuah@kernel.org, linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org,
	gregkh@linuxfoundation.org, tiwai@suse.de,
	tianfei.zhang@intel.com, russell.h.weight@intel.com,
	keescook@chromium.org, tweek@google.com,
	a.manzanares@samsung.com, dave@stgolabs.net,
	linux-modules@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Shuah Khan <skhan@linuxfoundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] selftests/kmod: increase the kmod timeout from 45 to 165
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2023 09:06:41 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9a0e7062-2d16-3743-ffb6-a6b56bfbbd20@linuxfoundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ZAJrFvIDj98C9SkD@bombadil.infradead.org>

On 3/3/23 14:48, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 03, 2023 at 01:35:10PM -0700, Shuah Khan wrote:
>> On 2/27/23 15:42, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 03:32:50PM -0700, Shuah Khan wrote:
>>>> On 2/6/23 16:43, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
>>>>> The default sefltests timeout is 45 seconds. If you run the kmod
>>>>> selftests on your own with say:
>>>>>
>>>>> ./tools/testings/selftests/kmod.sh
>>>>>
>>>>> Then the default timeout won't be in effect.
>>>>>
>>>>> I've never ran kmod selftests using the generic make wrapper
>>>>> (./tools/testing/selftests/run_kselftest.sh -s) util now
>>>>> that I have support for it on kdevops [0]. And with that the
>>>>> test is limitted to the default timeout which we quickly run
>>>>> into. Bump this up to what I see is required on 8GiB / 8 vcpu
>>>>> libvirt q35 guest as can be easily created now with kdevops.
>>>>>
>>>>> To run selftests with kdevops:
>>>>>
>>>>> make menuconfig # enable dedicated selftests and kmod test
>>>>> make
>>>>> make bringup
>>>>> make linux
>>>>> make selftests-kmod
>>>>>
>>>>> This ends up taking about 280 seconds now, give or take add
>>>>> 50 seconds more more and we end up with 350. Document the
>>>>> rationale.
>>>>>
>>>>> [0] https://github.com/linux-kdevops/kdevops
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>     tools/testing/selftests/kmod/settings | 4 ++++
>>>>>     1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>>>>>     create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/kmod/settings
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/kmod/settings b/tools/testing/selftests/kmod/settings
>>>>> new file mode 100644
>>>>> index 000000000000..6fca0f1a4594
>>>>> --- /dev/null
>>>>> +++ b/tools/testing/selftests/kmod/settings
>>>>> @@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
>>>>> +# measured from a manual run:
>>>>> +# time ./tools/testing/selftests/kmod/kmod.sh
>>>>> +# Then add ~50 seconds more gracetime.
>>>>> +timeout=350
>>>>
>>>> Adding timeouts like this for individual tests increases the overall kselftest
>>>> run-time. I am not in favor of adding timeouts.
>>>>
>>>> We have to find a better way to do this.
>>>
>>> Well if folks don't have this the test will fail, and so a false
>>> positive. If the goal is to have a low time timeout for "do not run
>>> tests past this time and do not fail if we stopped the test" then
>>> that seems to be likely one way to go and each test may need to be
>>> modified to not fail fatally in case of a special signal.
>>>
>>
>> We are finding more and more that timeout values are requiring
>> tweaks. I am in favor of coming up a way to exit the test with
>> a timeout condition.
> 
> OK so do we use the existing timeout as a "optional, I don't want my
> test to take longer than this" or "if this test takes longer than
> this amount this is a fatal issue"?

It isn't a fatal issue. So I wouldn't call it one. I would add a
message saying test timed out.

One way to handle this is:
- Add a test run-time option and have user tune it as needed.

Make the timeout an option so users can set it based on their
environments.

> 
> I ask because right now we can't override it even with an environment
> variable. If we had such support we can let test runners (like kdevops)
> use selftests with its own set of qualified / verified timeouts for the
> VMs it uses.
> 
> For instance, Iw ant to soon start asking 0day to enable my kdevops
> 0-day tests for the subsystems I maintain, but I can't do that yet as
> the timeout is not correct.

This test isn't part of the default run, so day has to run this as a
special case and it would make prefect sense to provide a tunable
timeout option.

thanks,
-- Shuah
> 
>    Luis


  reply	other threads:[~2023-03-06 16:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-02-06 23:43 [PATCH 0/2] selftests: bump timeout for firmware and kmod Luis Chamberlain
2023-02-06 23:43 ` [PATCH 1/2] selftests/kmod: increase the kmod timeout from 45 to 165 Luis Chamberlain
2023-02-27 22:32   ` Shuah Khan
2023-02-27 22:42     ` Luis Chamberlain
2023-03-03 20:35       ` Shuah Khan
2023-03-03 21:48         ` Luis Chamberlain
2023-03-06 16:06           ` Shuah Khan [this message]
2023-03-08 20:29             ` Luis Chamberlain
2023-02-06 23:43 ` [PATCH 2/2] selftests/firmware: increase timeout from 165 to 230 Luis Chamberlain

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