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KVM-Autotest TODO list

raw idea

  • more vhost_net test
  • Add Multi-guests transfer test
  • transfer test between guest(s) and extra boxs
  • add more whql tests (virtio_net,virtio_blk)


Note: This session is for major, multi-person items. We'll update the status weekly based on the status of the subtasks attributed to persons.

  • Libvirt integration - Will hold on this work item for the next couple of months due to resource constraints.



  • Make cache=off the default for guest images
  • Multi host migration
  • Add a BLOCKED status on the autotest database, that tells the user that some feature testing was left out due to a problem on its dependencies.
  • Eventually get rid of all dependency on slirp/userspace networking to do any feature testing, since it is not a supported feature. Slipstreaming the kickstart in the install CD is a possibility, and it ends up being simpler than configuring an internal network thing for testing.
  • Make it possible to install virtio nw driver under windows xp/2003 guests without having to resort to the msi installer

Partially done/ Blocked

  • Include support for host kernel install on the KVM default control file - Using autotest standard API to get it done
    • needs to resolve bugs in boottool to full functionality


  • Apply network patchset (Yay!)


  • Make WHQL tests run on our internal server
  • Enable "guest-load" for a VMs before/while tests are running (e.g. migration of a VM, while a movie is playing on it)
    • This may just be a matter of moving useful code from tests to kvm_test_utils.py to make it reusable
  • Post-commit review of new network patches (committed on Oct 7 2010)
  • Use more exceptions in utility functions:
    • Add convenience functions to kvm_subprocess.py to make running shell commands shorter
    • Add convenience functions to the VM class

Very old, possibly no longer relevant

  • Add docstrings to all functions that still lack them, including the ones in stepmaker.py, stepeditor.py and kvm_tests.py
  • Rename all Windows ISOs currently used to their official MSDN names
  • Fill the sections "Working with step files" and "Step file creation tips" in the wiki


  • Using dnsmasq in unattended_install to replace userspace network with private bridge
  • Bonding test
  • Add a new test: check if guest transmits packets when link is up/down

Beijing QE

  • pxe boot * net types
  • Further migration
  • Multiple nics
  • multiple disks
  • Test block device cancellation path using device mapper to generate errors ( after we had a crash in de_write_dma_cb)
  • Extend pci_assignable to support other PCI devices (USB, video cards, TV card etc)
  • Different CPU flags support
  • Passthrough the perf keys of run_autotest to autotest server
  • Register the virtual machine into autotest server and run benchmark through autotest server


  • Run netperf test between two guests
  • Migration with/without workload(dbench,lmbench etc)
  • Verify SMBIOS/DMI data (UUID, for example)
  • Disk serial number (for IDE, SCSI, VirtIO drives)