Automatic Smoketests for the Cloud Images: What to Test?
frankie.onuonga at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 18:50:49 UTC 2014
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I would love to assist with this.
Kindly let me know how I can be of best use.
On 03/05/2014 02:58 PM, Sandro "red" Mathys wrote:
> Heads-up: I've taken ownership for the external need "Automatic
> Smoketests on Image Build" 
> Testing an image takes time and resources, and with several images,
> it takes several times that. Since that simply doesn't scale -
> well, doesn't even work well without scaling - we want to automate
> the smoketests using Taskotron. Unfortunately, Taskotron is still
> in a very early development phase and having mentioned only just
> our (most) basic needs, Tim estimates it won't be good enough for
> us in the target timeframe (i.e. by F21 Alpha). There's a slight
> chance it will be ready, but even then we still need time to
> implement the smoketests.
> So if we want to have Taskotron ready for us in time, we need to
> find some developer(s) committing some of their resources. Any
> takers? If you're interested, head to  to learn more, there's
> also a contribution guide linked from there. I'm sure tflink in
> #fedora-qa is happy to talk to people still interested after
> reading through the wiki if there's further questions.
> Also, we need to compile our actual needs. What kind of tests do
> we want to run? Most basic tests (things that we manually tested in
> the past) are probably: - Was the IP correctly set up? - Is SSH
> running and reachable? - Does the fedora user exist? - Is the ssh
> pubkey installed for the fedora user? - Is the fedora user able to
> use sudo? - Is the root account locked? - Is package installation
> working? - Is the firewall disabled? - Checking cloud-init and
> systemctl for bootup errors - does that make sense or is there too
> much noise?
> What else can / should we test? Obviously the tailored images
> should be tested for their specific stuff but lets first focus on
> the common ground.
> Thanks, Sandro
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