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Revision as of 14:37, 31 March 2009 by MichaelGoldish (Talk | contribs) (Mark a few items as done)

KVM-Autotest To-Do list


  • Verify MD5 sum of ISO image before starting a VM [DONE]
  • Enable multiple user controlled port redirections (with -redir) [DONE]
  • Implement functions to translate VM ports and addresses (e.g. VM.get_port(), VM.get_address()) [DONE]
  • Support TAP networking with a user specified MAC address for each NIC
  • Add display parameter to enable user control of the QEMU display method (VNC/SDL/nographic) [DONE]
  • Implement VM.clone() -- to be used by tests that need to add new VMs by themselves
  • kickstart installation support
  • kvm-autotest auto resolve qemu-kvm backtraces
  • Make sure ppm_utils.image_crop() handles bad input properly [DONE]
  • Enable tests to modify a VM's params (while it's down)
  • Make tests shorter by using small utility functions that fail a test and display a failure message
  • Improve the stepmaker data naming system (e.g. name PPM files according to their MD5 sums) [DONE]
  • Redirect guest monitor to serial and capture guest error messages written to console. Log the errors and also scan for specific problems (e.g. oops)
  • Support an "expected to fail" param (at least in our html report)
  • Log a gdb-backtrace for tests (executables) which generate a core dump file.
  • Enable "guest-load" for a VMs before/while tests are running (e.g. migration of a VM, while a movie is playing on it)
  • Add support for kvm-trace.
  • Fail upon indentation/white-space problems in the configuration file
  • Add a way to shutdown the VMs when the whole job completes (compared to doing nothing or shuting-down after every test).


  • Find out how to use Autotest's netperf test with guests
  • If needed, write a netperf/iperf test
  • Write a time drift test (pic/apic/pm_timer)
  • Write a test which adds VMs until one of them becomes unresponsive, and records the maximum number of VMs successfully started.
  • cpu hotplug - Glauber
  • pci net hot plug -Glauber
  • pci block hot plug -Glauber
  • s3 hibernation - Gleb [DONE]
  • tap networking
  • pxe boot * net types
  • qcow1, qcow2, vmdk, vhd
  • qcow2 internal snapshots
  • Run autotest tests inside Linux guest [ALREADY DONE]
  • Further migration
  • Multiple nics
  • ksm
  • -vga stg, nographics
  • kvm unit-tests
  • Add unattended guest installations (using kickstart or answer-files)
  • kvm_install -- keep src and build directories under <kvm_autotest_root> instead of under kvm_runtest_2.
  • Stable tsc test -
  • Guest installation with pv-block device/driver (for both windows and Linux)


  • Goal -- get accepted into upstream autotest
  • Add docstrings to all functions that still lack them, including the ones in, and
  • Add module headers and docstrings
  • Document the setupssh.iso and setuptelnet.iso creation procedures in the wiki
  • Rename all Windows ISOs currently used to their official MSDN names
  • Move Windows-setup iso images into the windows directory. [DONE]
  • Share all the stepmaker data somehow so other people can debug stepfiles
  • Fill the sections "Working with step files" and "Step file creation tips" in the wiki
  • Document the kvm_install test in the "Tests" section of the wiki


None so far?