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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Testing for the Xen Project

Anil Madhavapeddy writes ("Re: [MirageOS-devel] Testing for the Xen Project"):
> Ian (Jackson), any input on this thread?  We're preparing the intern projects 
> for GSoC and OPW, and it would be useful to know if there's any practical 
> testing facilities on the horizon, or if we should roll our own.


We have the existing test system osstest which could host the kind of
tests you're talking about.  Work is ongoing to move our testing to
community infrastructure, but that's orthogonal to improvements to our
test coverage and test case set.

> >> We don't really have the resources to maintain the sysadmin
> >> infrastructure for these tests, but can certainly help with
> >> triaging failures.  The biggest blocker for new users of Mirage
> >> that I've talked to (often unfamiliar with both OCaml and Xen)
> >> has usually been getting to a working Xen installation, so I'd
> >> like to have a few recommended setups as soon as possible.

osstest already (obviously) knows how to set up a working Xen
installation, based on the xen.git bits.

I'd be happy to have some mirage-base tests to add to our system.  I
guess that would probably involve osstest building the mirage test vms
and running them in the xen setups it already knows how to build ?

Alternatively we could provide osstest with some prepared images.

And someone would have to write the test scripts of course - but we
can help with that.

The source code for osstest is here:


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