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Re: [PATCH 0/8] Tests: introduce custom jobs

From: Cleber Rosa
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/8] Tests: introduce custom jobs
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:42:20 -0400

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 06:22:12PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 15/04/21 23:51, Cleber Rosa wrote:
> > Different users (or even companies) have different interests, and
> > may want to run a reduced set of tests during development, or a
> > larger set of tests during QE.
> > 
> > To cover these use cases, this introduces some example (but
> > functional) jobs.
> > 
> > It's expected that some common jobs will come up from common
> > requirements for different users (and maybe be added to a common
> > location such as tests/jobs), and that very specific jobs will be
> > added to directories specific to certain groups, say
> > "contrib/com.redhat/jobs" or the like.
> > 
> > This series does*not*  add new jobs to GitLab CI pipeline, but this is
> > expected to be done later on custom runners.  That is, custom runners
> > could be used for custom jobs.  Anyway, a GitLab CI pipeline can be
> > seen here:
> > 
> >   https://gitlab.com/cleber.gnu/qemu/-/pipelines/287210066
> > 
> > This is based on the Avocado version bump patch:
> > 
> >   https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2021-04/msg02391.html
> I admit I haven't even having read the patches (only the diffstat), but
> still: documentation please.
> Paolo

Hi Paolo,

Absolutely, formal docs are very much needed and will be provided.

For now, please refer to patch 8's commit message.  It contains basic
usage information for these jobs, and pointers to external

PS: I'm very much interested in knowing what are user's first
questions or use cases, so that I can tune the documentation
accordingly.  Questions and ideas like the one from Phil (about a YAML
config file) would definitely help me to write a more relevant set of

- Cleber.

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