Daniel Verkamp: Automated regression testing

Journal Week 7

Monday, July 6

Added support for saving and loading snapshots in testsuite; this will allow semi-automated testing, as discussed with mcb30:

  • Install server components like a DHCP server and iSCSI target (manually for now) in a VM and save its state.
  • Using the framework provided by the testsuite Perl modules, load the server VM, as well as a test VM using a gPXE image from the tree.
  • Connect the VMs to a network and allow them to run (eventually with automated collection of the results).

Tuesday, July 7

Built a simple test server VM (Debian with DHCPD and Apache), saved a snapshot (named “server3” in the following script) and used it to boot a test VM with the testsuite framework:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

use Test::Network::Vde;
use Test::Machine::Qemu;
use strict;
use warnings;

my $server = new Test::Machine::Qemu;
my $client = new Test::Machine::Qemu;

my $network = new Test::Network::Vde;

$server->hdd ( "server.hd" );
$server->nic ( { type => "pcnet", macaddr => "52:54:00:12:34:57" } );
$server->network ( $network );

$client->fdd ( "../bin/rtl8139.dsk" );
$client->nic ( { type => "rtl8139", macaddr => "52:54:00:12:34:56" } );
$client->network ( $network );

$server->load_snapshot ( "server3" );



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