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

Vijay Bellur vbellur at redhat.com
Fri Mar 1 12:18:02 UTC 2013

On 03/01/2013 01:32 PM, B N Poornima wrote:
> 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
> 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?

I am currently on it. I hope to have an update for you next week.


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