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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v3 7/7] tests: Run the iotests during "make chec

From: Max Reitz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v3 7/7] tests: Run the iotests during "make check" again
Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 15:47:09 +0200
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On 10.05.19 15:36, Thomas Huth wrote:
> On 10/05/2019 15.34, Max Reitz wrote:
>> On 10.05.19 06:29, Thomas Huth wrote:
>>> On 09/05/2019 20.08, Max Reitz wrote:
>>>> On 02.05.19 10:45, Thomas Huth wrote:
>>>>> People often forget to run the iotests before submitting patches or
>>>>> pull requests - this is likely due to the fact that we do not run the
>>>>> tests during our mandatory "make check" tests yet. Now that we've got
>>>>> a proper "auto" group of iotests that should be fine to run in every
>>>>> environment, we can enable the iotests during "make check" again by
>>>>> running the "auto" tests by default from the check-block.sh script.
>>>>> Some cases still need to be checked first, though: iotests need bash
>>>>> and GNU sed (otherwise they fail), and if gprof is enabled, it spoils
>>>>> the output of some test cases causing them to fail. So if we detect
>>>>> that one of the required programs is missing or that gprof is enabled,
>>>>> we still have to skip the iotests to avoid failures.
>>>>> And finally, since we are using check-block.sh now again, this patch also
>>>>> removes the qemu-iotests-quick.sh script since we do not need that anymore
>>>>> (and having two shell wrapper scripts around the block tests seem
>>>>> rather confusing than helpful).
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth <address@hidden>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>  tests/Makefile.include      |  8 +++----
>>>>>  tests/check-block.sh        | 44 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
>>>>>  tests/qemu-iotests-quick.sh |  8 -------
>>>>>  3 files changed, 38 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
>>>>>  delete mode 100755 tests/qemu-iotests-quick.sh
>>>> Can I interest you in a Makefile target that explicitly excludes
>>>> check-block?  I run the iotests anyway, but I also run make check.
>>>> Running some iotests twice would be a bit pointless.
>>> Can't you simply run
>>>  ./check -qcow2 -x auto
>>> instead?
>> I don’t run just qcow2 tests.  I run qcow2, qcow2 with compat=0.10,
>> qcow2 with refcount_bits=1, raw, nbd, qed, vmdk, vhdx, ...  A lot.
>> So for which of the protocol/format combinations do I exclude the auto
>> group?  check-block.sh says it runs raw, qcow2, qed, vmdk, and vpc.  But
>> may that not be subject to change?
> With my patch series, the auto group is only used for qcow2.

And that is not subject to change?  Like, maybe someone wants to add nbd
in the future?

I mean, I have a test branch anyway which collects a number of patches
on top of master that make everything pass more or less reliably for me
(11 patches currently...).  I suppose I can just revert your patch on
top of that.  But that doesn’t feel right.


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