You get an error message like this:
FATAL ... test.js:13: AUT stopped responding
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.
The AUT is still responsive to manual user interaction, despite the error message.
The timestamp of subsequent log entries changes from the current time to a past time, as illustrated in this example:
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