gnatpython-mainloop - command line interface for testsuite mainloop (in the
ACATS/Fixed bugs style)
[options] test_list_file command_pattern
program use the MainLoop package which provides a
class called MainLoop that provides a generic implementation of a testsuite
main loop. Parallelism, abortion and time control are the key features.
Each MainLoop instance controls a set of Workers whose number is set by the
user. The list of tasks/tests to be achieved by the workers, is provided by a
list. The mainloop distribute the elements to the the workers when they have
nothing to do. Usually, an element is a string identifying the test to be run.
An element can also be a list in that case the worker will execute
sequentially each "subelement". This case is used to address
dependency between tests (occurs for example with the ACATS).
When a worker is asked to run a test, the command is executed by calling
run_testcase (testid). Once a test is finished the function collect_result
will be called with test id, and process (a gnatpython.ex.Run object) and the
job_info as parameters. Both run_testcase and collect_result are user defined
Note also that from the user point view there is no parallelism to handle. The
two user defined function run_testcase and collect_result are called
Note that this main page is written using comments from the code by the package
Options are not documented.