[openstack-dev] Why no test DB ?

Adam Young ayoung at redhat.com
Mon Dec 10 16:58:14 UTC 2012

On 12/10/2012 11:36 AM, Kevin L. Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-12-10 at 09:59 +1000, Matthew Sherborne wrote:
>> Why don't we create and destroy a test sqlite in memory database for
>> the tests instead of stubbing out the DB calls ?
> Stubbing out the DB calls makes perfect sense for the unit tests, which
> honestly should be (but isn't) the bulk of our test suite.  Using an
> in-memory database is exactly what should be happening for the function
> tests, and Monty's comment indicates that it is…
A quibble:  We do the sqlite in memory thing for most unit tests in 
Keystone.  I see it as our Mock DB implementation, and it provides a 
better unit test than reimplementing a halfway set of sql mock objects.

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