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Re: Steps that can help stabilize Nova's trunk


sounds like a good plan to me :)

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:19 PM, Trey Morris <trey.morris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > I don't like that it currently only runs on ubuntu + the ppa. If it
> doesn't
> > work with existing versions I think we're doing something wrong. Even
> when
> > natty comes out, I don't like the idea of having to ensure I have latest
> > ubuntu for openstack to run.
> It runs on the platform that people have spent the time and effort to
> integrate into Hudson. This happens to be Ubuntu because that is what
> Soren (the person who has spent all that time and effort) is
> comfortable with.
> I encourage you to set up an integration test for the specific
> platform you want to ensure does not break with commits to trunk :)
> This could be as simple as doing the following:
> * Find Jordan Rinke or another Racker who has access to machines that
> can be linked to Hudson
> * SSH into the said machine and ensure that the machines have all your
> environment's necessary components installed. In your case, Trey, I'll
> presume that you want XenServer installed on the compute nodes and
> MySQL installed on one of the other machines to act as the main
> database
> * Find soren, mtaylor, myself or others on IRC to help install the
> Jenkins/Hudson agent on the machines. The Hudson agent will be
> responsible for pulling lp:nova and installing all the necessary
> pieces on the machines in your test environment
> * Place a /etc/nova/nova.conf file on the machines in question that
> matches your target environment
> * Create a simple functional test script that runs through a basic set
> of API requests that exercise the parts of the Nova API that are
> critical to you (XenAPI, Glance integration, etc)
> * Have Hudson fire said script against the test environment after
> starting up Nova on the relevant nodes
> So, we're ready to help. But we need help from yourself and others on
> your team, as well as good communication with folks like Jordan to
> make sure we're all on the same page. Together, we can get this done.
> > As far as stability goes, i think integration testing is a great
> solution.
> > Hudson should run integration tests before it allows code into trunk. I
> also
> > think that code should be integration tested before it is reviewed since
> > hardware is cheaper than core-devs. "I'll review that once I'm sure it
> > works." The only issue I can see with the hudson running integration
> tests
> > is the way the testing environments are set up. There are so many options
> an
> > exhaustive list would just take forever.
> We have to start somewhere, and a good "somewhere" would be the
> internal Rackspace Cloud Servers setup, since that's clearly a target
> platform. ;) Add to that NASA's environment and anyone else's
> environment who is willing to spend the time and effort to set up the
> test environments.
> -jay

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