Re: fio: when not using a job file, timeouts are not applied

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On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Chris Worley <worleys@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Do you mean to be using --timeout or --runtime?

I should word that differently: it works fine using "runtime=5",
"timeout=5" should work, but doesn't.

Chris
>
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Daniel Farina <daniel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 4:49 PM, Chris Worley <worleys@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Could you add-in "--loops=10000"?
>>
>> No timeout occurs.
>>
>> FYI, I have poked around at init.c, and feel that somehow
>> fill_def_thread isn't doing its job when job files are not being used:
>>
>> int parse_options(int argc, char *argv[])
>> {
>>        int job_files, i;
>>
>>        f_out = stdout;
>>        f_err = stderr;
>>
>>        fio_options_fill_optstring();
>>        fio_options_dup_and_init(l_opts);
>>
>>        if (setup_thread_area())
>>                return 1;
>>        if (fill_def_thread())
>>                return 1;
>>
>>        job_files = parse_cmd_line(argc, argv);
>>
>>        for (i = 0; i < job_files; i++) {
>>                if (fill_def_thread())
>>                        return 1;
>>                if (parse_jobs_ini(ini_file[i], i))
>>                        return 1;
>>                free(ini_file[i]);
>>        }
>>
>> I think something is fishy here with the order of events (see
>> parse_cmd_line, which interprets the timeout, but fill_def_thread is
>> not called after that point unless there are job files). gdb seemed to
>> confirm that the value wasn't getting copied to the thread-local
>> memory.  (I also did try the non-forked based backend to make sure it
>> wasn't some mechanism problem there, if memory serves).
>>
>> --
>> fdr
>>
>
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