On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 09:27:34PM +0000, Simon Kelley wrote: > On 13/12/17 10:10, Petr Men?ík wrote: > > Hello everyone. > > > > I maintain dnsmasq in Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. > > > > We build for different sets of architectures and have some tests for > > several packages. Dnsmasq is used for libvirt and network manager as a > > dependency. In short, dnsmasq is important to us. > > > > We lack something that we could attach after every build to test dnsmasq > > is not (completely) broken. I do not know of any tests included in > > dnsmasq repository. Is there any external repository that can be used to > > validate dnsmasq still behaves properly? Is anyone using some kind of > > continuos integration to ensure new build work at least the same as the > > former one? I myself already made patches that broke some architectures > > and some not. Such things are not easy to discover. > > > > I currently assume no one has open source tests that can be used to > > verify dnsmasq behavior right now. I would be glad if that was not true. > > In the other case I would like to start some basic test suite, that can > > be run to validate new build. I would like to make something useful that > > could be merged into the repository sometime in the future. > > > > I have a couple of questions: > > * Do you know good and powerful enough framework to write such tests? > > * Is there interest to cooperate on test suite? I think we could all > > benefit from this, making dnsmasq more reliable. > > * What language and library should be used for tests writing? > > * Which tools would be useful for testing? > > > > My kind of requirements: > > - setup support of temporary addresses, network namespaces or > > containers would be useful > > - I would like to avoid reinventing the wheel, starting with bash > > scripts, that would be simple at the start and hell to maintain later > > - I think scripting languages are more suited for complicated test > > setup with more than one daemon instance > > - Preferred language would be python for me. Avocado  was > > recommended to me. It is packaged in Fedora, but not in Debian. Because > > Simon is Debian packager, I think something with good support on Debian > > should be chosen. Do you know something? > > - check library  seems interesting. I am afraid current code would > > be not easily broken into unit tests written in C > > - tests can be started as a single test or set of tests, failure > > should be reported for each single test separately > > - dig would be useful for dns queries. ldns-testns can be quite useful > > for special upstream DNS servers. > > > > What do you think? Any opinions would be appreciated. > > > > I don't know of any such testing system, and I don't use one at present, > the best I can do is fairly strict dogfood testing: the latest code is > always running in the network router chez Kelleys. > > If such a thing can be produced, I would be very interested in running it.
I read that as "patches welcome" :-)  https://github.com/avocado-framework/avocado  https://libcheck.github.io/check/ Groeten Geert Stappers -- Leven en laten leven _______________________________________________ Dnsmasq-discuss mailing list Dnsmasqemail@example.com http://lists.thekelleys.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/dnsmasq-discuss