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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH V5 0/5] tests: Add the image fuzzer with qcow2 s

From: M.Kustova
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH V5 0/5] tests: Add the image fuzzer with qcow2 support
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:58:49 +0400

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2014 at 05:12:45PM +0400, Maria Kustova wrote:
>> This patch series introduces the image fuzzer, a tool for stability and
>> reliability testing.
>> Its approach is to run large amount of tests in background. During every 
>> test a
>> program (e.g. qemu-img) is called to read or modify an invalid test image.
>> A test image has valid inner structure defined by its format specification 
>> with
>> some fields having random invalid values.
>> Patch 1 contains documentation for the image fuzzer, patch 2 is the test 
>> runner
>> and remaining ones relate to the image generator for qcow2 format.
>> This patch series was created for the 'block-next' branch.
>> v4 -> v5:
>> Runner:
>>  * Added a warning message if a backing file failed to be created (based on
>>    the review of Fam Zheng)
>>  * Back up a test image before every test command
>>  * Fixed always logged messages of a program under test
>>  * Added a warning message if a wrong name of a program under test is 
>> specified
>>  * Made offset and length qemu-io arguments multiple of a sector size
>>  * Print all errors to stderr
> Can runner.py be moved to tests/image-fuzzer/runner.py?
> That way it's immediately clear how to launch the fuzzer when looking at
> the image-fuzzer/ directory.

Sure. There is no special requirements for the runner location.

> Stefan

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