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

Vijay Bellur vbellur at redhat.com
Mon Feb 11 10:55:34 UTC 2013

On 02/05/2013 03:03 PM, B N Poornima wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Thanks for this initiative.

> * 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?

There should not be any. If you point us to the image, we can get it on 
the build server.

> * Test will use QEMU to boot the VM image. Can QEMU be made available on
> the build server ?

Yes. Is there a specific version of QEMU that you are looking at?

> * 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
> here?

The approach does seem fine to me.


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