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Multi-process logs handling and other helpers for pytest

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A pytest plugin to persist logs from parallel test processes (and other helpers)


To use the multilog feature, a test class just needs to inherit from the TestHelper class:

from pytest_multilog import TestHelper

class TestCustom(TestHelper):
    def test_custom(self):
        # Custom test implementation

The TestHelper class declares a logs fixture which will be automatically used by its children classes.

Behavior and attributes

Root folder

The TestHelper class provider a root_folder property, matching with the pytest root folder.

Output folder

The TestHelper class provider a output_folder property, where all files will be written. It's set to output_folder / "out" / "tests"

Test name

Each test is associated to a name (provided in TestHelper.test_name), computed from the file name, the class name and the method name.

E.g. for the snippet above, if stored in a file, the test name will be: test_custom_TestCustom_test_custom.

Current worker

In multi-process environment (pytest was invoked with -n X argument), the current worker name is provided in TestHelper.worker attribute. It's set to "master" in single-process environment.

Test folder

Test logs will be written in a pytest.log file, stored in each test folder (provided in TestHelper.test_folder attribute):

  • While the test is running, it's set to TestHelper.output_root / "__running__" / TestHelper.worker / TestHelper.test_name
  • Once the test is terminated, the folder is moved directly under the output root one.

It means that during the test execution, it's possible to check which test is running on which worker (easing troubleshooting situations where a given worker is blocked)

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