guidance for using timeout_multiplier?

Nicolas Frisby nicolas.frisby at
Wed May 1 22:38:13 CEST 2013

On my Mac, some tests time out (as "unexpected") during my validation runs.
hClose002(ghci) is a reproducible example for me. When I do a --slow run,
this ends up taking a lot of time with the default timeout of 300 seconds.

Is it sensible for me to add the timeout_multiplier setup function in the
respective all.T files if I can reproduce the time out? It looks like 3
seconds ought to be fine for the ones I've investigated so far, so I was
thinking of passing 0.01.

Thoughts? Thanks.
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