[Cdash] Weekly tests easily overseen

Martin Apel martin.apel at simpack.de
Tue May 29 07:49:23 UTC 2012

Hi Julien,

I finally got around to try out the approach we discussed.
I adjusted the XML files as suggested and used the following CTest
script to submit
the files:

SET (CTEST_SOURCE_DIRECTORY "/scratch/simbuild/s_9XXX_64/develop")
SET(CTEST_BUILD_NAME linux64-opt-Weekly)

Uploading the results seems to work. However I do not see anything on
the Dashboard for these uploads.
The monitor page shows the submissions for these three files, but I had
the impression, that they weren't processed at all,
because the server load did not rise for even a second.

Do you have any idea, how I can find out, what went wrong?


On 21/03/12 16:27, Julien Jomier wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> There is currently no way to make the test results visible for longer
> than 24h since this timeframe is hardcoded in CDash. It would require
> some efforts to make this configurable.
> It looks like the best option is to resubmit the test results every
> night and as you mentioned you would need to tweak the XML files. You
> will need to change the "BuildStamp" as well as the "StartDateTime" and
> "StartBuildTime" (and the corresponding EndDateTime and EndBuildTime).
> Hope that helps,
> Julien
> On 21/03/2012 15:26, Martin Apel wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> we are using weekly tests for long-running tests, which can only be
>> carried out on weekends, not during our nightly builds.
>> We start these tests on Saturday, but unfortunately test failures are
>> regularly overseen, because CDash does not show the results
>> on Monday anymore. The results are available for Sunday, but people tend
>> to forget, they have to switch back to Sunday to see them.
>> Is there any way to make test results visible for longer than one day?
>> I also thought about resubmitting test results every night using a
>> cronjob, but this would probably require some tweaking of the XML files,
>> because they contain the build date. Would this be a possibility?
>> Best Regards,
>> Martin
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