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authorMartin Klozik <martin.klozik@tieto.com>2018-05-10 06:13:53 +0000
committerGerrit Code Review <gerrit@opnfv.org>2018-05-10 06:13:53 +0000
commit67cf875fb7548a011aa89799cb814c84513584f5 (patch)
tree06b1baaa448a64d0e26943cb7e1e11ebcf0aa3a6
parentba989f41bd53f80dbdbade9334661bf5ff1b88e4 (diff)
parent3a816abf1a028663047bb51f58ea00e5274100b5 (diff)
Merge "docs: Update configuration related docs"
-rw-r--r--docs/testing/user/userguide/testusage.rst87
1 files changed, 51 insertions, 36 deletions
diff --git a/docs/testing/user/userguide/testusage.rst b/docs/testing/user/userguide/testusage.rst
index 9b33186..7884324 100644
--- a/docs/testing/user/userguide/testusage.rst
+++ b/docs/testing/user/userguide/testusage.rst
@@ -91,55 +91,40 @@ Using a custom settings file
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
If your ``10_custom.conf`` doesn't reside in the ``./conf`` directory
-of if you want to use an alternative configuration file, the file can
+or if you want to use an alternative configuration file, the file can
be passed to ``vsperf`` via the ``--conf-file`` argument.
.. code-block:: console
$ ./vsperf --conf-file <path_to_custom_conf> ...
-Note that configuration passed in via the environment (``--load-env``)
-or via another command line argument will override both the default and
-your custom configuration files. This "priority hierarchy" can be
-described like so (1 = max priority):
+Evaluation of configuration parameters
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
-1. Testcase definition section ``Parameters``
-2. Command line arguments
-3. Environment variables
-4. Configuration file(s)
+The value of configuration parameter can be specified at various places,
+e.g. at the test case definition, inside configuration files, by the command
+line argument, etc. Thus it is important to understand the order of configuration
+parameter evaluation. This "priority hierarchy" can be described like so
+(1 = max priority):
-Further details about configuration files evaluation and special behaviour
+1. Testcase definition section ``Parameters``
+2. Command line arguments (e.g. ``--test-params``, ``--vswitch``, etc.)
+3. Environment variables (see ``--load-env`` argument)
+4. Custom configuration file specified via ``--conf-file`` argument
+5. Standard configuration files, where higher prefix number means higher
+ priority.
+
+For example, if the same configuration parameter is defined in custom configuration
+file (specified via ``--conf-file`` argument), via ``--test-params`` argument
+and also inside ``Parameters`` section of the testcase definition, then parameter
+value from the ``Parameters`` section will be used.
+
+Further details about order of configuration files evaluation and special behaviour
of options with ``GUEST_`` prefix could be found at :ref:`design document
<design-configuration>`.
.. _overriding-parameters-documentation:
-Referencing parameter values
-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
-
-It is possible to use a special macro ``#PARAM()`` to refer to the value of
-another configuration parameter. This reference is evaluated during
-access of the parameter value (by ``settings.getValue()`` call), so it
-can refer to parameters created during VSPERF runtime, e.g. NICS dictionary.
-It can be used to reflect DUT HW details in the testcase definition.
-
-Example:
-
-.. code:: python
-
- {
- ...
- "Name": "testcase",
- "Parameters" : {
- "TRAFFIC" : {
- 'l2': {
- # set destination MAC to the MAC of the first
- # interface from WHITELIST_NICS list
- 'dstmac' : '#PARAM(NICS[0]["mac"])',
- },
- },
- ...
-
Overriding values defined in configuration files
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
@@ -197,6 +182,36 @@ parameter name is passed via ``--test-params`` CLI argument or defined in ``Para
section of test case definition. It is also forbidden to redefine a value of
``TEST_PARAMS`` configuration item via CLI or ``Parameters`` section.
+**NOTE:** The new definition of the dictionary parameter, specified via ``--test-params``
+or inside ``Parameters`` section, will not override original dictionary values. Instead
+the original dictionary will be updated with values from the new dictionary definition.
+
+Referencing parameter values
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+It is possible to use a special macro ``#PARAM()`` to refer to the value of
+another configuration parameter. This reference is evaluated during
+access of the parameter value (by ``settings.getValue()`` call), so it
+can refer to parameters created during VSPERF runtime, e.g. NICS dictionary.
+It can be used to reflect DUT HW details in the testcase definition.
+
+Example:
+
+.. code:: python
+
+ {
+ ...
+ "Name": "testcase",
+ "Parameters" : {
+ "TRAFFIC" : {
+ 'l2': {
+ # set destination MAC to the MAC of the first
+ # interface from WHITELIST_NICS list
+ 'dstmac' : '#PARAM(NICS[0]["mac"])',
+ },
+ },
+ ...
+
vloop_vnf
^^^^^^^^^