[rspec-users] Failed specs spike autotest

Kyle Hargraves philodespotos at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 19:32:57 EST 2008

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Steve <vertebrate at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm getting some weird behavior. I'm currently running on trunk rspec/
>  rails, with 3.9.1 autotest. If a all tests succeed or are pending,
>  autotest just sits there dutifully with the blinking cursor. If an
>  example fails, it will take a few seconds, and pop up this line:
>  /usr/bin/ruby1.8 -S script/spec -O spec/spec.opts script/spec
>  Once that comes up, the cpu spikes. Autotest no longer acknowledges file
>  changes. The only thing that can be done is to kill autotest. Here's my
>  script/spec file if it's of any use:
>  http://pastebin.com/m4c1d212a
>  Please let me know if there's any more information I can provide.
>  Thanks,
>  Steve

Same thing happening here, though I didn't recognize that it's only
after failures. The problem continues whether I use .autotest files or

This is on a Rails 2.0.2 project, with rspec+rspec_on_rails r3306 in
vendor/plugins, and ZenTest 3.9.1 installed as a gem.


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