[Bug default/19233] Add a --timeout <time-in-second> argument to abidiff
dodji at redhat dot com
Thu Jan 1 00:00:00 GMT 2015
--- Comment #3 from dodji at redhat dot com ---
Some people have proposed that we just use the program 'timeout',
provided by coreutils, for this use case.
The reason why I was thinking about having a --timeout option was to
have a finer control about what we return in that case.
Right now, the 8 bits exit value of abidiff tells us about the kind of
difference or error encountered. In case of timeout error (and if
abidiff handles --abidiff), we could flip the first bit (which mean
there was an error) and then flip the third bit too, saying that there
was a timeout.
Otherwise, if users use the "timeout" program from coreutils, handling
the exit code gracefully seems a little bit more bumpy.
What do you think?
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