|author||Martin Klozik <email@example.com>||2018-05-10 06:14:04 +0000|
|committer||Gerrit Code Review <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2018-05-10 06:14:04 +0000|
diff --git a/docs/testing/user/userguide/teststeps.rst b/docs/testing/user/userguide/teststeps.rst
index 08c9531..e7ccce9 100644
@@ -23,6 +23,13 @@ the step number by one which is indicated in the log.
(testcases.integration) - Step 0 'vswitch add_vport ['br0']' start
+Test steps are defined as a list of steps within a ``TestSteps`` item of test
+case definition. Each step is a list with following structure:
+.. code-block:: python
+ '[' [ optional-alias ',' ] test-object ',' test-function [ ',' optional-function-params ] '],'
Step driven tests can be used for both performance and integration testing.
In case of integration test, each step in the test case is validated. If a step
does not pass validation the test will fail and terminate. The test will continue
@@ -57,8 +64,14 @@ Step driven testcases can be used in two different ways:
Test objects and their functions
-Every test step can call a function of one of the supported test objects. The list
-of supported objects and their most common functions follows:
+Every test step can call a function of one of the supported test objects. In general
+any existing function of supported test object can be called by test step. In case
+that step validation is required (valid for integration test steps, which are not
+suppressed), then appropriate ``validate_`` method must be implemented.
+The list of supported objects and their most common functions is listed below. Please
+check implementation of test objects for full list of implemented functions and their
* ``vswitch`` - provides functions for vSwitch configuration
@@ -176,6 +189,8 @@ of supported objects and their most common functions follows:
* ``getValue param`` - returns value of given ``param``
* ``setValue param value`` - sets value of ``param`` to given ``value``
+ * ``resetValue param`` - if ``param`` was overridden by ``TEST_PARAMS`` (e.g. by "Parameters"
+ section of the test case definition), then it will be set to its original value.
@@ -185,6 +200,8 @@ of supported objects and their most common functions follows:
['settings', 'setValue', 'GUEST_USERNAME', ['root']]
+ ['settings', 'resetValue', 'WHITELIST_NICS'],
It is possible and more convenient to access any VSPERF configuration option directly
via ``$NAME`` notation. Option evaluation is done during runtime and vsperf will
automatically translate it to the appropriate call of ``settings.getValue``.