[erlang-questions] ct:pal crashing

Fred Hebert mononcqc@REDACTED
Fri Jun 8 17:57:33 CEST 2018

That error is due to https://github.com/ferd/cth_readable/, a CT hook that
rebar3 bundles to make CT output look nicer.

Usually this is stable stuff that worked well for multiple versions, and
the only broken one I'm aware of is OTP-21-rc2 (the fix is in master, but
hasn't been put in an official release yet). The error makes it look like
the following code is being called:


This is dynamic detection of the logger module in OTP-21, which requires
output to be redirected in another place than the default error logger. If
your own project happens to also include a module named 'logger', then
you're getting into a clash with code that attempts to support a newer
version of Erlang.

If that is what happens, I can only advise to:

   - possibly disable the pretty output by adding --readable=false to your
   command, or {ct_readable, false} to your rebar.config file
   - switch to an older rebar3 version that will support only the older
   logging interface
   - explicitly disable ct_readable, manually include an older version of
   cth_readable and use that one instead by specifying CT hooks in {ct_opts,
   [{hooks, [...]}]}

If you do not have a logger module in your OTP-19 version, then I'm going
to need more details to figure that one out.

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 9:56 AM, Attila Rajmund Nohl <attila.r.nohl@REDACTED
> wrote:

> Recently our common_test suites started to fail in our (gitlab-runner)
> CI environment with errors like this:
> {dir_SUITE,init_per_testcase,
> {{noproc,
>  {gen_event,call,
>  [cth_readable_logger,cth_readable_failonly,
> {ct_pal,
> [10,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,
>  45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,
>  45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,
>  45,45,10,"2018-06-06 19:41:49.002",10,116,101,115,
>  116,32,105,110,105,116,32,39,"bic",39,58,32,68,101,
>  108,101,116,101,100,32,107,101,121,115,32,"[]",10,
>  10]}]}},
>  [{gen_event,call1,3,[{file,"gen_event.erl"},{line,207}]},
> {cthr,pal,4,
> [{file,
> "/usr/src/rebar3-src/_build/default/lib/cth_readable/src/cthr.erl"},
>  {line,74}]},
> As far as I understand the gitlab CI environment and our setup, the CI
> job fetches the erlang:19 Docker image:
> Using docker image
> sha256:2ea95f0c3147e50b79b4fcd28c955c80c2e57eb20fb8ff61bb8ed1873d0b6957
> for erlang:19
> and executes our test suite in that image. Our code did not change,
> but it looks like the image did change, at least at the latest
> successful test I see this in the logs:
> Using docker image
> sha256:e36b5300c4cf2f504f0222ea66bbf81fb2e514ad88cb93f111b5e85e7893b99a
> for erlang:19
> Do you know what could cause this problem?
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