Layers that can’t be torn down

A layer can have a tearDown method that raises NotImplementedError. If this is the case and there are no remaining tests to run, the test runner will just note that the tear down couldn’t be done:

>>> import os.path, sys
>>> directory_with_tests = os.path.join(this_directory, 'testrunner-ex')
>>> from zope import testrunner
>>> defaults = [
...     '--path', directory_with_tests,
...     '--tests-pattern', '^sampletestsf?$',
...     ]
>>> sys.argv = 'test -ssample2 --tests-pattern sampletests_ntd$'.split()
>>> testrunner.run_internal(defaults)
Running sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer tests:
  Set up sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer in 0.000 seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in 0.000 seconds.
Tearing down left over layers:
  Tear down sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer ... not supported
False

If the tearDown method raises NotImplementedError and there are remaining layers to run, the test runner will restart itself as a new process, resuming tests where it left off:

>>> sys.argv = [testrunner_script, '--tests-pattern', 'sampletests_ntd$']
>>> testrunner.run_internal(defaults)
Running sample1.sampletests_ntd.Layer tests:
  Set up sample1.sampletests_ntd.Layer in N.NNN seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
Running sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer tests:
  Tear down sample1.sampletests_ntd.Layer ... not supported
  Running in a subprocess.
  Set up sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer in N.NNN seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
  Tear down sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer ... not supported
Running sample3.sampletests_ntd.Layer tests:
  Running in a subprocess.
  Set up sample3.sampletests_ntd.Layer in N.NNN seconds.
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Error in test test_error1 (sample3.sampletests_ntd.TestSomething)
Traceback (most recent call last):
 testrunner-ex/sample3/sampletests_ntd.py", Line NNN, in test_error1
    raise TypeError("Can we see errors")
TypeError: Can we see errors
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Error in test test_error2 (sample3.sampletests_ntd.TestSomething)
Traceback (most recent call last):
 testrunner-ex/sample3/sampletests_ntd.py", Line NNN, in test_error2
    raise TypeError("I hope so")
TypeError: I hope so
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Failure in test test_fail1 (sample3.sampletests_ntd.TestSomething)
Traceback (most recent call last):
 testrunner-ex/sample3/sampletests_ntd.py", Line NNN, in test_fail1
    self.assertEqual(1, 2)
AssertionError: 1 != 2
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Failure in test test_fail2 (sample3.sampletests_ntd.TestSomething)
Traceback (most recent call last):
 testrunner-ex/sample3/sampletests_ntd.py", Line NNN, in test_fail2
    self.assertEqual(1, 3)
AssertionError: 1 != 3
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  Ran 6 tests with 2 failures, 2 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
  Tear down sample3.sampletests_ntd.Layer ... not supported
Total: 8 tests, 2 failures, 2 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
True

in the example above, some of the tests run as a subprocess had errors and failures. They were displayed as usual and the failure and error statistice were updated as usual.

Note that debugging doesn’t work when running tests in a subprocess:

>>> sys.argv = [testrunner_script, '--tests-pattern', 'sampletests_ntd$',
...             '-D', ]
>>> testrunner.run_internal(defaults)
Running sample1.sampletests_ntd.Layer tests:
  Set up sample1.sampletests_ntd.Layer in N.NNN seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
Running sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer tests:
  Tear down sample1.sampletests_ntd.Layer ... not supported
  Running in a subprocess.
  Set up sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer in N.NNN seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
  Tear down sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer ... not supported
Running sample3.sampletests_ntd.Layer tests:
  Running in a subprocess.
  Set up sample3.sampletests_ntd.Layer in N.NNN seconds.
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Error in test test_error1 (sample3.sampletests_ntd.TestSomething)
Traceback (most recent call last):
 testrunner-ex/sample3/sampletests_ntd.py", Line NNN, in test_error1
    raise TypeError("Can we see errors")
TypeError: Can we see errors
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Can't post-mortem debug when running a layer as a subprocess!
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Error in test test_error2 (sample3.sampletests_ntd.TestSomething)
Traceback (most recent call last):
 testrunner-ex/sample3/sampletests_ntd.py", Line NNN, in test_error2
    raise TypeError("I hope so")
TypeError: I hope so
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Can't post-mortem debug when running a layer as a subprocess!
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Error in test test_fail1 (sample3.sampletests_ntd.TestSomething)
Traceback (most recent call last):
 testrunner-ex/sample3/sampletests_ntd.py", Line NNN, in test_fail1
    self.assertEqual(1, 2)
AssertionError: 1 != 2
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Can't post-mortem debug when running a layer as a subprocess!
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Error in test test_fail2 (sample3.sampletests_ntd.TestSomething)
Traceback (most recent call last):
 testrunner-ex/sample3/sampletests_ntd.py", Line NNN, in test_fail2
    self.assertEqual(1, 3)
AssertionError: 1 != 3
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Can't post-mortem debug when running a layer as a subprocess!
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  Ran 6 tests with 0 failures, 4 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
  Tear down sample3.sampletests_ntd.Layer ... not supported
Total: 8 tests, 0 failures, 4 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
True

Similarly, pdb.set_trace doesn’t work when running tests in a layer that is run as a subprocess:

>>> sys.argv = [testrunner_script, '--tests-pattern', 'sampletests_ntds']
>>> testrunner.run_internal(defaults)
Running sample1.sampletests_ntds.Layer tests:
  Set up sample1.sampletests_ntds.Layer in 0.000 seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in 0.000 seconds.
Running sample2.sampletests_ntds.Layer tests:
  Tear down sample1.sampletests_ntds.Layer ... not supported
  Running in a subprocess.
  Set up sample2.sampletests_ntds.Layer in 0.000 seconds.
--Return--
> testrunner-ex/sample2/sampletests_ntds.py(37)test_something()->None
-> import pdb; pdb.set_trace()
(Pdb) c
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Can't use pdb.set_trace when running a layer as a subprocess!
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--Return--
> testrunner-ex/sample2/sampletests_ntds.py(40)test_something2()->None
-> import pdb; pdb.set_trace()
(Pdb) c
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Can't use pdb.set_trace when running a layer as a subprocess!
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--Return--
> testrunner-ex/sample2/sampletests_ntds.py(43)test_something3()->None
-> import pdb; pdb.set_trace()
(Pdb) c
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Can't use pdb.set_trace when running a layer as a subprocess!
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--Return--
> testrunner-ex/sample2/sampletests_ntds.py(46)test_something4()->None
-> import pdb; pdb.set_trace()
(Pdb) c
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Can't use pdb.set_trace when running a layer as a subprocess!
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--Return--
> testrunner-ex/sample2/sampletests_ntds.py(52)f()->None
-> import pdb; pdb.set_trace()
(Pdb) c
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**********************************************************************
Can't use pdb.set_trace when running a layer as a subprocess!
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--Return--
> doctest.py(351)set_trace()->None
-> Pdb().set_trace()
(Pdb) c
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Can't use pdb.set_trace when running a layer as a subprocess!
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--Return--
> doctest.py(351)set_trace()->None
-> Pdb().set_trace()
(Pdb) c
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Can't use pdb.set_trace when running a layer as a subprocess!
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  Ran 7 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in 0.008 seconds.
  Tear down sample2.sampletests_ntds.Layer ... not supported
Total: 8 tests, 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
False

If you want to use pdb from a test in a layer that is run as a subprocess, then rerun the test runner selecting just that layer so that it’s not run as a subprocess.

If a test is run in a subprocess and it generates output on stderr (as stderrtest does), the output is ignored (but it doesn’t cause a SubprocessError like it once did).

>>> from six import StringIO
>>> real_stderr = sys.stderr
>>> sys.stderr = StringIO()
>>> sys.argv = [testrunner_script, '-s', 'sample2', '--tests-pattern',
...     '(sampletests_ntd$|stderrtest)']
>>> testrunner.run_internal(defaults)
Running sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer tests:
  Set up sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer in 0.000 seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in 0.000 seconds.
Running sample2.stderrtest.Layer tests:
  Tear down sample2.sampletests_ntd.Layer ... not supported
  Running in a subprocess.
  Set up sample2.stderrtest.Layer in 0.000 seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in 0.002 seconds.
  Tear down sample2.stderrtest.Layer in 0.000 seconds.
Total: 2 tests, 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in 0.197 seconds.
False
>>> print((sys.stderr.getvalue()))
A message on stderr.  Please ignore (expected in test output).
>>> sys.stderr = real_stderr

When a layer is run in a subprocess, the test IDs of any failures and errors it generates are passed to the parent process via the child’s stderr. The parent reads these IDs in parallel with reading other output from the child, so this works even if there are enough failures to overflow the capacity of the stderr pipe.

>>> argv = [testrunner_script, '--tests-pattern', '^sampletests_many$']
>>> testrunner.run_internal(defaults, argv)
Running sampletests_many.Layer1 tests:
  Set up sampletests_many.Layer1 in N.NNN seconds.
  Ran 1 tests with 0 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
Running sampletests_many.Layer2 tests:
  Tear down sampletests_many.Layer1 ... not supported
  Running in a subprocess.
  Set up sampletests_many.Layer2 in N.NNN seconds.
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Failure in test test_some_very_long_test_name_with_padding_000 (sampletests_many.TestMany)
...
  Ran 1000 tests with 1000 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
  Tear down sampletests_many.Layer2 in N.NNN seconds.
Total: 1001 tests, 1000 failures, 0 errors and 0 skipped in N.NNN seconds.
True