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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] tests: Test for nwfilter

Eric Blake <eblake redhat com> wrote on 05/11/2010 03:31:10 PM:

> On 05/07/2010 03:39 PM, Stefan Berger wrote:
> > This is a repost of a previously posted patch.
> >
> > Attached is a test for automatic testing of of the nwfilter rules as the
> > are instantiated in form of ebtables, iptables and ip6tables rules on
> > running VMs.
> >
> > The test automatically starts libvirtd from the build directory unless
> > it finds libvirtd running. My hope is that one won't notice this. It
> > uses virsh from the build directory to create two dummy VMs with random
> > name suffixes. The VMs don't boot any OS but just stop in the BIOS. This
> > is enough to run the nwfilter tests. Afterwards the nwfilter of the one
> > VM are continuously modified and the instantiation is checked. The
> > instantiation of rules of the 2nd VM are also continously checked to
> > verify that the modifications on the 1st VM has had no effect on the
> > instantiated rules of the 2nd VM.
> I'm still a bit wary of this patch.  Is this something that can be done
> with 'virsh -c test:///default' can do?  Or can we at least copy how

test doesn't support the functionality, so no, it cannot be used like that.

> daemon-conf runs an instance of libvirtd pointing to an independent pid
> and config file, whether or not the system libvirtd is running?

yes, I am looking into this.

> Or should we be trying to do this as part of libvirt-tck instead?

I know. Hurdle being Perl for me and I so far have had lots of problems getting that test suite to run; some problems were related just to compile the dependent libvirt perl project, others then with a perl dependency and my FC13 installation etc.


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