[openstack-dev] [QA][all] Propose to remove negative tests from Tempest

Adam Young ayoung at redhat.com
Thu Mar 17 02:29:48 UTC 2016

On 03/16/2016 09:20 PM, Ken'ichi Ohmichi wrote:
> Hi
> I have one proposal[1] related to negative tests in Tempest, and
> hoping opinions before doing that.
> Now Tempest contains negative tests and sometimes patches are being
> posted for adding more negative tests, but I'd like to propose
> removing them from Tempest instead.
> Negative tests verify surfaces of REST APIs for each component without
> any integrations between components. That doesn't seem integration
> tests which are scope of Tempest.
> In addition, we need to spend the test operating time on different
> component's gate if adding negative tests into Tempest. For example,
> we are operating negative tests of Keystone and more
> components on the gate of Nova. That is meaningless, so we need to
> avoid more negative tests into Tempest now.
> If wanting to add negative tests, it is a nice option to implement
> these tests on each component repo with Tempest plugin interface. We
> can avoid operating negative tests on different component gates and
> each component team can decide what negative tests are valuable on the
> gate.

Hear hear!  For Keystone, please put them in the Keystone Client 
Functional tests.

> In long term, all negative tests will be migrated into each component
> repo with Tempest plugin interface. We will be able to operate
> valuable negative tests only on each gate.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks
> Ken Ohmichi
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> [1]: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/293197/
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