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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH][XM-TEST] Fix for 15_create_smallmem_pos.py test

To: Daniel Stekloff <dsteklof@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH][XM-TEST] Fix for 15_create_smallmem_pos.py test - Bug 616
From: Ewan Mellor <ewan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 22:59:49 +0100
Cc: Xen Mailing List <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dan Smith <danms@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 11:35:21AM -0700, Daniel Stekloff wrote:

> Hi,
> Here's the first step toward dealing with the small memory issue. The
> 15_create_smallmem_pos.py test was hanging because it created a 16 MB
> domain and never got to the point where it could set a console limit.
> The OOM messages flooded the console on creation and the select in
> Console.py always had something to read. Since there was no limit and it
> never timed out, the test would hang. 
> This patch:
> 1) Adds a new cLimit arg for console limit to XmConsole, so it can be
> set before the console is created. 
> 2) Adds a default console limit rather than setting it to None. We'd
> rather hit an exception for a limit than hanging the console in the
> future. Tests that need more console data can always reset the limit.
> 3) Changes 15_create_smallmem_pos.py's 16 MEM to 32 MBs, the default
> that should work for the tools.
> 4) Adds a new 16_create_smallmem_neg.py test to hit the lowmem test
> failure.

That's all good stuff Dan, thanks.  I've applied this, plus the two
immediately following.


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