[openstack-dev] [Nova][Neutron][NFV][Third-party] CI for NUMA, SR-IOV, and other features that can't be tested on current infra.

Joe Gordon joe.gordon0 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 22:52:57 UTC 2014

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Ian Wells <ijw.ubuntu at cack.org.uk> wrote:

> 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?

Great question, I am thinking these tests are a good candidate for
functional (devstack) based tests that live in the nova tree.

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