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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen.org automatic Xen test system, de-tentacled

On Thu, 2012-10-18 at 18:29 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I have been working on disentangling the automatic test system
> ("osstest" on xenbits) enough that it can be run without all of its
> supporting infrastructure.
That is really great news! :-)

> If you would like to have a go:
>  - You will need local DHCP and TFTP servers, ideally on the
>    same machine
>  - You will probably need a dedicated test box.  The test system
>    likes to reinstall although it is now possible to avoid this
>  - git clone git://xenbits.xen.org/osstest.git
>  - cd osstest
>  - git checkout standalone
>  - less README
> And follow the instructions.  The README is also here:
>  http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=osstest.git;a=blob;f=README;hb=standalone
Cool. I'm definitely giving it a try (probably next week).

> The instructions are still sketchy and I'm sure there are many hurdles
> and wrinkles.  So as I say this is for the brave only.  But if one or
> two people (Ian C has expressed an interest) would like to try it that
> would be helpful.
Although I have very few perl, I'll do my best to be useful too.

> I have tested, more or less recently, installing a host, running a
> complete job (including a build and a test job).
Thanks a lot for doing this... I'll finally be able to get rid of my
wonky bash scripts to achieve basically the same and start building on
top and, hopefully, contributing to something more serious, structured
and really useful to everyone! :-)


<<This happens because I choose it to happen!>> (Raistlin Majere)
Dario Faggioli, Ph.D, http://retis.sssup.it/people/faggioli
Senior Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D Ltd., Cambridge (UK)

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