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

B N Poornima poornima at in.ibm.com
Fri Mar 1 08:02:09 UTC 2013

On 02/11/2013 04:25 PM, Vijay Bellur wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Vijay

Following the discussions over gluster review, can you please let me 
know when the x86_64 build VMs would be made available for this 
QEMU-GlusterFS test case to get accepted?

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