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The garbage collector plugin for py.test

Project description

The garbage collector plugin for py.test.


Install the plugin with:

$ pip install pytest-gc


There are a few options to use this plugin:

  • Disable automatic garbage collection when running tests with gc-disable.
  • Set the garbage collection thresholds using gc-threshold option.
  • Also, set the scope for the plugin’s fixtures with gc-scope, default function.

So, for example, if you wanna change the gc thresholds for test run, just type:

$ pytest --gc-threshold 5 7 8 --gc-scope session


The repository of this plugin is at

For more info on py.test see

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