Bug 122121 - Remove timeout from shouldBecome* functions in js-test-pre
Summary: Remove timeout from shouldBecome* functions in js-test-pre
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Tools / Tests (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: Unspecified Unspecified
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Alexey Proskuryakov
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-30 13:12 PDT by Alexey Proskuryakov
Modified: 2013-09-30 13:46 PDT (History)
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proposed patch (4.08 KB, patch)
2013-09-30 13:15 PDT, Alexey Proskuryakov
rniwa: review+
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Description Alexey Proskuryakov 2013-09-30 13:12:58 PDT
There is a family of functions in js-test-pre that check a condition every 5 milliseconds, and fail if it doesn't become true in 0.5 sec. They also take an argument for custom timeout, but there are no tests that pass it.

This is not how you write regression tests - anything can take longer than 0.5 seconds. We should just use global test timeout, not roll out ad hoc flaky solutions.

There is a lot of flakiness on tests such as editing/spelling/grammar-paste.html, and it seems entirely expected with a short timeout like this.
Comment 1 Alexey Proskuryakov 2013-09-30 13:15:14 PDT
Created attachment 213032 [details]
proposed patch
Comment 2 Alexey Proskuryakov 2013-09-30 13:46:37 PDT
Committed <http://trac.webkit.org/r156678>.