"FATAL AUT stopped responding"

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You get an error message like this:

FATAL … test.js:13: AUT stopped responding

Possible causes

Faulty time synchronization

Time synchronization clients like Windows’s “Time Service” and VMware’s “Synchronize Time” running at the same time on the same computer can cause the computer’s time keeping to change in unexpected ways and thus cause this error.

This would usually occur with longer running tests.

Further symptoms:

LOG       	Fr 27. Mai 14:25:10 2011	test.js:12: Some output
FATAL     	Fr 27. Mai 14:20:41 2011	test.js:13: AUT stopped responding