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Re: test case metadata

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Antti Kantee <> 
> On Mon Apr 19 2010 at 10:45:41 +0100, Julio Merino wrote:
>> You should be able to do that now.  You can pass arbitrary variables
>> to the test through the command line, in one of the following forms:
>> ./t_rename -v deadline=300 foo-test-case
>> or
>> atf-run -v deadline=300 t_rename
>> You can then query this deadline variable using atf_tc_get_config_var
>> in C or atf_config_get in sh.  Just be sure to set a default value for
>> them so that they are not required.
> The good thing about arbitrary values is that everyone can have their
> own ;)
> If we want something really supported by the test framework, it should
> be enforced by the test framework instead of letting each testcase do
> a little of their own magic.

Yep, true.  So... you have a test case that runs in a tight loop
forever, and a property that says: if the test has run successfully
for more than X seconds, stop it and mark it as passed.  Correct?
Could you file a PR and assign it to me with this request? :-)

Julio Merino

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