Bug#1012318: diffoscope 214 produced no output and was killed after running into timeout after 150m

Vagrant Cascadian vagrant at reproducible-builds.org
Sat Jun 4 06:32:27 BST 2022

On 2022-06-04, Roman Lebedev wrote:
> it would appear, diffoscope is failing when runing agains halide package:
> https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/debian/rb-pkg/unstable/amd64/diffoscope-results/halide.html
> Unfortunately, i do not know what the more specific problem is.

Some things just take a long time to run diffoscope, and
tests.reproducible-builds.org only lets diffoscope run for 150m and then
kills it to avoid very large unreproducible packages from eating all the

Options would be to run diffoscope on two builds of halide locally. The
tool reprotest does this and runs diffoscope by default if it is

There is also beta.tests.reproducible-builds.org which may not have a
diffoscope timeout, so you might be able to find diffoscope output for
halide there.

There may be improvements that could make diffoscope run faster and
avoid the timeout, though I'm not sure this is a fundamental problem of

I'll see if I can find you some diffoscope output for halide by running
it on a fairly powerful machine I have access to...

live well,
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 227 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/reproducible-builds/attachments/20220603/9cc97730/attachment.sig>

More information about the Reproducible-builds mailing list