+Cc Jananee

07/06/2018 23:01, Anatoly Burakov:
> Previously, unit tests were running in groups. There were
> technical reasons why that was the case (mostly having to do
> with limiting memory), but it was hard to maintain and update
> the autotest script.
> In 18.05, limiting of memory at DPDK startup was no longer
> necessary, as DPDK allocates memory at runtime as needed. This
> has the implication that the old test grouping can now be
> retired and replaced with a more sensible way of running unit
> tests (using multiprocessing pool of workers and a queue of
> tests). This patchset accomplishes exactly that.
> This patchset conflicts with some of the earlier work on
> autotests [1] [2] [3], but i think it presents a cleaner
> solution for some of the problems highlighted by those patch
> series. I can integrate those patches into this series if
> need be.
> [1] http://dpdk.org/dev/patchwork/patch/40370/
> [2] http://dpdk.org/dev/patchwork/patch/40371/
> [3] http://dpdk.org/dev/patchwork/patch/40372/

It may be interesting to work on lists of tests as done
in the following patch:

The idea is to split tests in several categories:
        - basic and short test
        - longer and lower priority
        - performance test
As a long term solution, we can think about making category an attribute
inside the test itself?

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