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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH OSSTEST 04/11] TestSupport: introduce set_host_prop

On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 03:13:33PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Roger Pau Monne writes ("Re: [PATCH OSSTEST 04/11] TestSupport: introduce 
> set_host_prop"):
> > On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 02:01:35PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > TBH, since this is only being called in the one
> > > ts-set-host-properties-from-runvars script (or whatever you're calling
> > > it), I think you can use $mjobdb-> directly.  That's not too bad a
> > > layer violation.
> > 
> > In the new version that I've sent I've already added a helper to
> > TestSupport, it's just two lines of code so unless you feel really
> > annoyed by it I would probably leave it there.
> No, sure, the helper is probably a bit better.
> > > I think your runvars should probably be named after the ident, not the
> > > hostname.  That may involve rethinking your encoding, since idents can
> > > contain _ (hostnames can contain - but not _).
> > 
> > Does it make sense to have the hostname or the ident?
> > 
> > After all ts-set-host-properties-from-runvars is only going to save
> > properties for the host passed as 'host' ident, and I don't see much
> > reason for allowing it to support two different idents like src_host
> > or dst_host, or in general for having a test script that sets host
> > properties for multiple hosts.
> I don't think this can be right.
> You have a helper function that you pass a $ho, and which records the
> runvars, and which therefore pretends to arrange for the properties to
> be set (later), for that $ho.  It should do as it implicity promises.
> That means the second actually-modifying-the-db ts-* script must
> process all of the specified runvars.  So it must call selecthost.  So
> really it should have the ident.  So the runvars should be named after
> the ident.

OK, I was calling selecthost using ARGS[0] ATM in the ts-save-props...
script, and I was passing 'host' to it from sg-run-job.

I can change ts-save-props... to instead call selecthost on every
ident that's found in the hostprops-<ident>-<prop> runvar.

After reading README osstest doesn't seem to have any limitation on
the characters that can be used for host idents, would you be fine
with me modifying it to add that '-' cannot be used in host idents,
and then storing the putative host properties using the following
runvar format:


Then I will remove the host parameter to the ts-save-props... script
and call selecthost on every ident found in the runvars. This is going
to generate some noise on the log I guess, but it should be fine.


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