Help: Error in samba4.local.talloc in autobuild

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Oct 4 20:11:57 MDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-10-04 at 22:07 -0400, simo wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to push my talloc_memlimit branch to master and I got this
> error twice in autobuild that is absolutely criptic to me:
> [1346/1554 in 1h7m46s] samba4.local.talloc
> UNEXPECTED(error): samba4.local.talloc.memlimit (subunit.RemotedTestCase)(none)
> REASON: _StringException: _StringException: was started but never finished!
> UNEXPECTED(error): samba4.local.talloc.memlimit(none) (subunit.RemotedTestCase)
> REASON: was started but never finished!
> As far as I can tell samba4.local.talloc simply runs (again) the talloc
> testsuite (why ??) and the normal tallo ctestsuite completes in a few
> seconds. So I do not understand why it would timeout here.
> stodut and error logs do not shed any light, can someone help me
> understanding what is going on ?

What's happening here is that the test is failing, but the subunit
stream is incomplete, that is a test is declared as starting, but not as

However, the error code from the binary appears to be 0, as otherwise it
would be giving the familiar 'missing torture_fail()' line instead.

So, the 'never finished' is not a time-out, but an error in formatting
of the test stream. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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