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One approach would be to try to make the test files themselves more robust (or more fragile) using alarm and potentially spawning a second Perl process to be watched.

Personally, I would let things crash, as most smoke testers have such watchdogs already and will abort a test suite after 5 minutes or so. If a user wants to install a module that crashes the interpreter, they will have to skip tests.


In reply to Re: handling test hangs/crashes/freezes by Corion
in thread handling test hangs/crashes/freezes by bulk88

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