[openstack-dev] [openstack-infra][nova][tempest][qa][infra] NUMA topology, cpu pinning, hugepages tempest tests upstream or plugin

Znoinski, Waldemar waldemar.znoinski at intel.com
Tue Nov 8 12:25:31 UTC 2016

Hi all,

Due to recent discussions around Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) and their testing in OpenStack thinking was started to take what Intel NFV 3rd party CI [1] runs at this moment and merge some/all into upstream Tempest. Currently intel-nfv-ci-tests is a Tempest plugin [2] [3] and it's running on all Nova changes , sample [4]. Merging them with upstream Tempest would give testing environments an option to turn them on with a flip of a switch in tempest.conf rather than pip install <giturl> + tempest run with all-plugin (to enable site_packages).

While some of them may be easier from technical stand point (hugepages) some of them may not be possible in cloud providers used by OpenStack Infra.

Both options: Tempest plugin, upstream Tempest have pros and cos and we'd like to get broader community to comment on that.
If you have any feedback, suggestions, ideas please follow up here.

[1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/ThirdPartySystems/Intel_NFV_CI
[2] https://github.com/openstack/intel-nfv-ci-tests
[3] http://docs.openstack.org/developer/tempest/plugin-registry.html
[4] http://intel-openstack-ci-logs.ovh/51/393951/2/check/tempest-dsvm-intel-nfv-xenial/2982905/

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