Instalatron: Anaconda testing framework

Eric Blake eblake at
Tue Jul 19 19:31:22 UTC 2011

On 07/19/2011 12:50 PM, Sergio Rubio wrote:
> Hey,
> Thank you guys for the quick reply. Comments inline.
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 6:48 PM, Tim Flink<tflink at>  wrote:
>> Cool, we're always looking for ways to do better testing. As James said,
>> honqing and twu are more actively working on the installer automation
>> but I have a couple of design questions.
>> Why virtualbox?
>>   - I was under the impression that VB didn't always play nice with the
>>    fedora kernels and was a reason to use KVM/qemu instead
>>   - Then there's the whole licensing issue ...
> The main reason is that I found the "VBoxManage controlvm
> keyboardputscancode" stuff in another OSS project and since anaconda
> installs can be driven by the keyboard I thought wrapping it would be
> fast and easy.

If that's the only reason, then we should really try to use kvm instead, 
since qemu-kvm recently learned how to inject arbitrary scancodes, and 
libvirt 0.9.4 is gaining support for exposing that capability from 
command line.  Fedora gains all around if we exercise our own open virt 
stack instead of a proprietary one.

Eric Blake   eblake at    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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