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Re: [PATCH 3/3] Acceptance Tests: support choosing specific distro and v

From: Willian Rampazzo
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] Acceptance Tests: support choosing specific distro and version
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:16:00 -0300

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 7:15 PM Cleber Rosa <crosa@redhat.com> wrote:
> The tests based on the LinuxTest class give the test writer a ready to
> use guest operating system, currently pinned to Fedora 31.
> With this change, it's now possible to choose different distros and
> versions, similar to how other tags and parameter can be set for the
> target arch, accelerator, etc.
> One of the reasons for this work, is that some development features
> depend on updates on the guest side.  For instance the tests on
> virtiofs_submounts.py, require newer kernels, and may benefit from
> running, say on Fedora 34, without the need for a custom kernel.
> Please notice that the pre-caching of the Fedora 31 images done during
> the early stages of `make check-acceptance` (before the tests are
> actually executed) are not expanded here to cover every new image
> added.  But, the tests will download other needed images (and cache
> them) during the first execution.
> Signed-off-by: Cleber Rosa <crosa@redhat.com>
> ---
>  docs/devel/testing.rst                    | 65 +++++++++++++++++++++++
>  tests/acceptance/avocado_qemu/__init__.py | 47 ++++++++++++----
>  2 files changed, 102 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

Reviewed-by: Willian Rampazzo <willianr@redhat.com>

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