Hosted runners: Job killed after 60 mins despite longer timeout

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Jan Vesely

15 Feb, 2020 05:43 AM


docker containers in self-hosted runners are killed after 60 minutes even if the config specifies a longer timeout (see for example [0], the last line is at 01:00:57, while the job timed out at 1:20)


[0] edit: correct link:

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 16 Feb, 2020 03:02 AM

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    Hi Jan,

    That build you gave a link to failed in 10 seconds, not cancelled by timeout. Is that the correct build URL?

  2. 2 Posted by Jan Vesely on 16 Feb, 2020 03:05 AM

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    sorry, you're right I've updated the link. The first link was meant for


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 16 Feb, 2020 03:41 AM

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    Right, running on a self-hosted agent doesn't automatically increase timeout.
    However, you can configure project-specific build timeout on "General" tab of project settings.

  4. 4 Posted by Jan Vesely on 16 Feb, 2020 03:44 AM

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    I did, that's the problem. The project timeout is set to 80 minutes and it reports as 'timed out' in 1h 20 mins, which is correct.

    The problem is that it did nothing in the last 20 mins.
    The container stopped after 60mins. I checked 'docker ps', as well as the last line of output (which is at 1:00:57).

    Is there another timeout setting on the runner side that needs to be bumped above 60 mins?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 16 Feb, 2020 03:47 AM

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    I see. When you run the build in the container could you open http://localhost:5020 on Docker machine and check if what time should the build finish?

  6. 6 Posted by Jan Vesely on 16 Feb, 2020 03:59 AM

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    I've only remote access to the machine. Is there a resource I can GET using nc to retrieve the info?
    I found these lines in the log:

    Feb 15 14:37:44 baltix appveyor-host-agent[2214]: info: Appveyor.HostAgent.Docker.WorkerCloud[0]
    Feb 15 14:37:44 baltix appveyor-host-agent[2214]:       [worker-557-004] Received job message: JobId=2vqf4opd9jhvc980, JobName=jvesely/llvm-project-llvm/36, JobTimeout=60, ImageName=Ubuntu
  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 16 Feb, 2020 03:32 PM

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    Looks like there is a bug. We are going to fix it and deploy update. I've created an issue:

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