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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] [XM-TEST] block device write verify test 3rd attempt

On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 12:46:58PM +0100, Harry Butterworth wrote:

> Signed-off-by: Harry Butterworth <butterwo@xxxxxxxxxx>
> The differences from the last version of the patch are that...
> 1) The patch no longer enables fancy head in the BusyBox config.
> 2) The patch uses `dd` rather than `head -c`.
> 3) The patch uses `cat /sys/block/hda1/size` in place of `cat /dev/hda1
> | wc -c`.  This gives maybe a 30% performance improvement at the cost of
> a dependency on the sys filesystem layout and contents.
> >From the patch:
> +# This test imports a ram disk device as a physical device into a domU.
> +# The domU initialises the ram disk with data from /dev/urandom and
> calculates
> +# the md5 checksum of the data (using tee as it is written so as to
> avoid
> +# reading it back from the device which might potentially mask
> problems).
> +# The domU is stopped and the md5 checksum of the data on the device is
> +# calculated by dom0.  The test succeeds if the checksums match,
> indicating
> +# that all the data written by domU was sucessfully committed to the
> device.
> +
> This patch also enables tee in BusyBox on the ramdisk and increments the
> xm-test minor version number.  I have tested the patch (again for this
> 3rd version) with both `make existing' where the tests run but the new
> test fails because the ramdisk is missing tee and `make` where the test
> builds the new ramdisk and passes successfully.
> The patch also installs the block-integrity tests in the default test
> set so they get executed.

Applied, thanks Harry.  I've bumped the version number to 0.8, not 0.7.2 --
if the ramdisk changes, you need to bump the middle digit.

Everyone -- this means that you'll have to download or build a new ramdisk.  A
new one will be on xm-test by the end of the day.



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