Bug 61814 - Hanging test due to no timeout set / hanging sampler and Test duration
Summary: Hanging test due to no timeout set / hanging sampler and Test duration
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: JMeter
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Main (show other bugs)
Version: 3.3
Hardware: All All
: P2 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: JMeter issues mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-11-24 20:37 UTC by Philippe Mouawad
Modified: 2017-11-24 20:37 UTC (History)
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Description Philippe Mouawad 2017-11-24 20:37:08 UTC
Currently when you check Schedule in Thread group and:

- fix a duration for your test
- Don't set any timeout on HTTP requests or use a non interruptible sampler

Your test can hang infinitely as JMeter will not interrupt the Hanging samplers even after duration of Thread Group has been reached.

This is a frequent problem faced by JMeter users (I remember that I have answered this SO question at least 10 times). Even non newbie can get trapped.

Shouldn't we introduce this to avoid hanging test that give a feeling of broken JMeter while the problem is in the hanging targetted server ?:

- Option 1: Add an option in Scheduler part called "Interrupt pending Threads after duration + security margin (1m) that could be a field or property" on Thread Group (checked by default)
- Option 2 : Add it at test plan level to avoid repeating the configuration
    On start of Thread Group, an additional TimerTask would be triggered after duration + security margin and would do the following:
        run equivalent (refactor) of code at:
           - https://github.com/apache/jmeter/blob/trunk/src/core/org/apache/jmeter/engine/StandardJMeterEngine.java#L326