"Out of Memory" errors when running full suite of UI tests in Test Manager environment

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  1. Jeff
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    Posted 16 Sep 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Ganga,

    Are you using MSBuild to run your tests?  I'd be interested in discussing your set up and compare notes with what we're trying to do on our end to share successes and roadblocks.  Telerik stated in a support ticket that their knowledge with MSBuild is quite limited so I'm tring to hear from other users on what they have been able to accomplish with Visual Stuido/TFS 2012.  Most of the documentation I have read out there has been for the 2010 version.

    Thanks,

    Jeff
  2. Ganga
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    Posted 16 Sep 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Jeff,

    We have created small window application to run our tests.  I am running my tests on Debug mode all the time using Visual Studio Ultimate 2012.


    I ran the test yesterday on Chrome web browser instead IE 9.0. All the tests were executed without “Out Memory issue”. I will run the test again on Chrome web browser and let you know the status.


    PS: My test only take a screenshot (browser window view port) for failed scenario. The last run has lots failures (total number of screenshots has been taken = 63)


    I hope this help!! I am happy to help, If you need any info.

    Cheers,
    Ganga S

  3. Jeff
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    Posted 17 Sep 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Ganga,

    Thanks for the reply!  I would be interested in learning more about the window application you created to run your tests.  Are you using Microsoft Test Manager to store you test cases and metrics?  You can private message me since we may be getting off topic here at:  jpagano@softerware.com.

    Please let me know if you are still getting the "Out Of Memory" issue with the chrome runs.  As of right now, I am unable to run any of my tests with the newest version of Test Studio with MSBuild.  I have opend a support ticket and awaiting their response.  The build actually completes fine, but no tests are executed on the test agent.  It was my hope that upgrading to the newest version of Test Studio would help with the "Out of Memory" issues, but I can verify that until my tests actually run. 

    I will keep you posted as well as new information comes to me.

    Thanks,

    Jeff

  4. Ganga
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    Posted 18 Sep 2013 Link to this post

    Hi,

    So far I observed followings:


    Test Run on IE:
    After Out of Memory exception, the IE web browser is not usable. I have to kill the browser in order to run the test again.


    Test Start at : 9.56am

    Out of Memory Exception at : 10.36am

    Total Memory: 12 GB

    Physical Memory usage before: 4.50 GB

    Physical Memory usage during the exception: 6.00 GB


    Test Run on Chrome & FireFox:
    didn't get the Out of Memory exception and all the test were executed…

    All the tests ran less than 30-35 minutes.

  5. Ganga
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    Posted 09 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Any update for this issue?

    Really appreciate your support….

    Cheers,
    Ganga S

  6. Ivaylo
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    Posted 14 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Ganga,

    Please note that the out of memory exceptions don't refer to the physical memory at all. This is a Windows limitation, and it refers to the OS memory management rather than Test Studio. Please check this article for more information.
    Furthermore I've checked the crash reports we receive in such cases and I couldn't find something related to your account for the last few months. 

    Regards,
    Ivaylo
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  7. Ganga
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    Posted 14 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Ivaylo,

    Thanks for your response. 

    I have posted my crash report on 15th Sep 2013.


    http://www.telerik.com/automated-testing-tools/community/forums/test-studio-express/general-discussions/out-of-memory-errors-when-running-full-suite-of-ui-tests-in-test-manager-environment.aspx#2787848

    I discovered additional information about the out of memory exception.


    In our case, IE 9 process is not releasing memory. IE 9 process is crashing, if I navigate to many pages continuously for 30 minutes. (I found this article about IE 9 limitation)


    In our case, it is not a Testing Framework issue.


    I can able to replicate same issue, if run manually on IE 9.0. 



    Thanks
    Ganga S 

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