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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC v2 0/6] qtest unit test framework

From: Dor Laor
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC v2 0/6] qtest unit test framework
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 12:03:48 +0200
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On 12/01/2011 08:43 PM, Anthony Liguori wrote:
This series is still pretty rough but I wanted to get an idea of what people
thought about it before polishing it.

The general idea is outlined in the first test.  The main advantage of this
type of test framework compared to something like kvm-unit-test is that you
don't need a build environment for what you're trying to test.

Luckily w/ qemu cpu emulation and few images it can be set once and be there for ever.

The advantage of kvm-unit-test is that the code actually does run. So we can test irq injections, io/mmio in the kernel too, dirty bit tracking and some more all together.

Since your tests also link against the host environment, it potentially makes
tests much simplier to write (as you aren't reinventing an OS).  I think this
makes this style of test more appropriate for something like QEMU.

Anthony Liguori (6):
   qtest: add test framework
   qtest: add support for target-i386 -M pc
   Add core python test framework
   Add uart test case
   Add RTC test case
   Add C version of rtc-test

  Makefile        |    4 +
  Makefile.objs   |    2 +
  hw/pc.c         |    7 +-
  hw/pc_piix.c    |    9 +-
  qemu-options.hx |    8 ++
  qtest.c         |  357 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  qtest.h         |   37 ++++++
  qtest.py        |   69 +++++++++++
  rtc-test.c      |  201 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  rtc-test.py     |  105 ++++++++++++++++
  serial-test.py  |   24 ++++
  vl.c            |    8 ++
  12 files changed, 827 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
  create mode 100644 qtest.c
  create mode 100644 qtest.h
  create mode 100644 qtest.py
  create mode 100644 rtc-test.c
  create mode 100644 rtc-test.py
  create mode 100644 serial-test.py

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