K6 run not completing but still exits Jenkins as success

Hey, would be grateful for some help with this one. I’m using Jenkins and the k6 Docker image to complete a performance test cycle in a pipeline. I’m seeing this warning message:

level=warning msg=“No data generated, because no script iterations finished, consider making the test duration longer”

As the scripts haven’t finished none of the thresholds have been tested but the pipeline is exiting the stage with a success. I’d like to implement a simple solution so the stage is only successful if the thresholds pass and in all other scenarios - including this one, we exit with a fail.

What are your thresholds? Is it possible you’re hitting this bug: https://github.com/loadimpact/k6/issues/1346

Thanks for the quick response ned. I’m not using counter and have the following thresholds:

“thresholds”: {
“failed_requests”: [“rate<=0.00”],
“simple_request_waiting”: [“p(99)<1500”]

failureRate.add(RegExp(’[1-3][0-9][0-9]’).test(response.status) !== true);
simpleRequestWaiting.add(response.timings.waiting, {tags: “simple request”});

Problem is that the run takes so long that I get the following warning:

WARN[0660] No data generated, because no script iterations finished, consider making the test duration longer

This is only an issue when in a pipeline as its not had the chance to evaluate the thresholds.

Hmm which k6 version are you using? Since, even if not a single script iteration was completely finished (which is what that warning is about), if the script execution has reached a point where you’ve add()-ed data to these metrics, recent k6 versions will still evaluate the thresholds. To demonstrate, here’s a simple script that will either succeed (green checkmark next to the metric and 0 exit code) or fail (exit code 99 and red cross to the next to the metric):

import { sleep } from "k6";
import { Trend, Rate } from 'k6/metrics';

let failureRate = new Rate('failed_requests');
let simpleRequestWaiting = new Trend('simple_request_waiting');

export let options = {
    duration: "3s",
    thresholds: {
        failed_requests: ["rate <= 0.00"],
        simple_request_waiting: ["p(99) < 1500"],

export default function (data) {
    let rand = Math.random()
    console.log(`rand is ${rand}`);
    failureRate.add(rand > 0.5);
    simpleRequestWaiting.add(rand * 2000);
    sleep(5); // this is longer than the script duration above, so no iteration will complete

That said, the current warning message is misleading when it claims that “No data [was] generated”. This used to be the case in very old k6 versions, but not since k6 v0.22.0. And we recently fixed the warning message as well, we just haven’t released that change in a stable k6 release :disappointed:

Also, you might want to consider running your test by specifying iterations instead of duration or stages, then k6 will execute precisely the number of script iterations you want, regardless of how long they take.