[Gluster-devel] Test case for testing QEMU-GlusterFS

B N Poornima poornima at in.ibm.com
Tue Feb 5 09:33:37 UTC 2013

I'm planning to add a test case to the existing GlusterFS test framework 
to test the Qemu-GlusterFS aspects. This test will create a volume, 
mount it and copy a VM image to it.  It will then use QEMU to boot the 
VM image on GlusterFS backend. Hence, want to discuss about the issues 
and requirements that will arise while adding the test to the framework.
* First of all, as the test needs to boot a VM image, we need to host 
the image in the build server.  What are the issues that we could face 
in doing so?
* Test will use QEMU to boot the VM image. Can QEMU be made available on 
the build server ?
* When we boot the VM image using qemu, either we need to have a 
standard password for the image that will be stored in the build server 
or should go for password-less ssh access.
   In the latter case, ssh id from the host system from which we boot 
the guest needs to be copied to the guest system. Do we see any problems 
Request guidance on the approach we can take to meet the requirements 
and overcome the issues.


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