Total time in running Python Tests

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Tue Dec 17 05:03:35 CET 2013

On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:10:18 +0530, shankha wrote:

> Hi,
> What is the usually the time taken to run Python tests on a x86 machine
> with 1 GB of RAM?

If I remember correctly from the last time I did it, probably around 20 
or 30 minutes. I wasn't really paying attention, so I could be completely 

> ./python -m test -j3
> Should it be all PASS ? What is the expected summary of the results. Are
> these good:

Yes, it should all pass, but some failures aren't very important. If 
you're using the latest development version, you should expect some 
failures. Some modules are optional, like ssl and tkinter, or are 
disabled by default. If you are missing external dependencies like the SSL 
libraries, the ssl module will fail to work correctly.

>    .3 tests omitted:
>        test___all__ test_site test_urllib2net
>    348 tests OK.
>    3 tests failed:
>        test_codecs test_distutils test_ioctl

I would expect those to pass.


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