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authorMartin Klozik <martinx.klozik@intel.com>2018-04-23 07:25:00 +0100
committerMartin Klozik <martin.klozik@tieto.com>2018-04-26 08:28:39 +0000
commit64f5e444908412dfbb4188bdaf66b49d6bb2a957 (patch)
tree55c14bce542330bb47c2509afcc1cea89103269a /docs/testing/user/userguide
parent7440717327dabe7ae37f99cb060bce43a7878096 (diff)
docs: Update step driven test documentation
A minor update of step driven documentation, which should help with better understanding of this feature. Change-Id: I58d1483f98520a008c8cbea9c820343c33835e6f Signed-off-by: Martin Klozik <martinx.klozik@intel.com> Reviewed-by: Al Morton <acmorton@att.com> Reviewed-by: Christian Trautman <ctrautma@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Sridhar Rao <sridhar.rao@spirent.com>
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-rw-r--r--docs/testing/user/userguide/teststeps.rst21
1 files changed, 19 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/docs/testing/user/userguide/teststeps.rst b/docs/testing/user/userguide/teststeps.rst
index 08c9531..e7ccce9 100644
--- a/docs/testing/user/userguide/teststeps.rst
+++ b/docs/testing/user/userguide/teststeps.rst
@@ -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
+parameters.
* ``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.
Examples:
@@ -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``.