[openstack-dev] [Nova][Neutron][NFV][Third-party] CI for NUMA, SR-IOV, and other features that can't be tested on current infra.
ijw.ubuntu at cack.org.uk
Mon Nov 17 21:29:23 UTC 2014
On 12 November 2014 11:11, Steve Gordon <sgordon at redhat.com> wrote:
> We still need to identify some hardware to run third party CI for the
> NUMA-related work, and no doubt other things that will come up. It's
> expected that this will be an interim solution until OPNFV resources can be
> used (note cdub jokingly replied 1-2 years when asked for a "rough"
> estimate - I mention this because based on a later discussion some people
> took this as a serious estimate).
> Ian did you have any luck kicking this off? Russell and I are also
> endeavouring to see what we can do on our side w.r.t. this short term
> approach - in particular if you find hardware we still need to find an
> owner to actually setup and manage it as discussed.
In theory to get started we need a physical multi-socket box and a virtual
> machine somewhere on the same network to handle job control etc. I believe
> the tests themselves can be run in VMs (just not those exposed by existing
> public clouds) assuming a recent Libvirt and an appropriately crafted
> Libvirt XML that ensures the VM gets a multi-socket topology etc. (we can
> assist with this).
With apologies for the late reply, but I was off last week. And because I
was off last week I've not done anything about this so far.
I'm assuming that we'll just set up one physical multisocket box and ensure
that we can do a cleanup-deploy cycle so that we can run whatever
x86-dependent but otherwise relatively hardware agnostic tests we might
need. Seems easier than worrying about what libvirt and KVM do and don't
support at a given moment in time.
I'll go nag our lab people for the machines. I'm thinking for the
cleanup-deploy that I might just try booting the physical machine into a
RAM root disk and then running a devstack setup, as it's probably faster
than a clean install, but I'm open to options. (There's quite a lot of
memory in the servers we have so this is likely to work fine.)
That aside, where are the tests going to live?
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