Greetings wise brothers. I seek your wisdom in how to call a halt to testing when nothing useful will be obtained.
I am working on a fairly mature project with a large suite of unit tests, that are run automatically before every merge. Recently there was an interaction between a buggy unit test, and another change to the code base, that caused the unit test to enter an infinite loop and run for many hours before someone killed it. (The offending test normally takes about 10 seconds). It was not noticed sooner because the test run did not actually fail.
Once I found the problem, I naturally wanted to prevent it happening again, and started looking for a timeout option in prove. I was surprised not to find one.
Is there an undocumented or hidden option or idom that I can use with prove to set a timeout, either for each test, or an overall timeout for the whole run?