This patchset adds a centralized executor to dispatch tests rather than relying on late_initcall to schedule each test suite separately along with a couple of new features that depend on it.
## What am I trying to do?
Conceptually, I am trying to provide a mechanism by which test suites can be grouped together so that they can be reasoned about collectively. The last two patches in this series add features which depend on this:
RFC 5/6 Prints out a test plan right before KUnit tests are run; this is valuable because it makes it possible for a test harness to detect whether the number of tests run matches the number of tests expected to be run, ensuring that no tests silently failed.
RFC 6/6 Add a new kernel command-line option which allows the user to specify that the kernel poweroff, halt, or reboot after completing all KUnit tests; this is very handy for running KUnit tests on UML or a VM so that the UML/VM process exits cleanly immediately after running all tests without needing a special initramfs.
In addition, by dispatching tests from a single location, we can guarantee that all KUnit tests run after late_init is complete, which was a concern during the initial KUnit patchset review (this has not been a problem in practice, but resolving with certainty is nevertheless desirable).
Other use cases for this exist, but the above features should provide an idea of the value that this could provide.
## What work remains to be done?
These patches were based on patches in our non-upstream branch, so we have a pretty good idea that they are useable as presented; nevertheless, some of the changes done in this patchset could *definitely* use some review by subsystem experts (linker scripts, init, etc), and will likely change a lot after getting feedback.
The biggest thing that I know will require additional attention is integrating this patchset with the KUnit module support patchset. I have not even attempted to build these patches on top of the module support patches as I would like to get people's initial thoughts first (especially Alan's :-) ). I think that making these patches work with module support should be fairly straight forward, nevertheless.
Brendan Higgins (5): vmlinux.lds.h: add linker section for KUnit test suites arch: um: add linker section for KUnit test suites kunit: test: create a single centralized executor for all tests init: main: add KUnit to kernel init kunit: test: add test plan to KUnit TAP format
David Gow (1): kunit: Add 'kunit_shutdown' option
arch/um/include/asm/common.lds.S | 4 + include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h | 8 ++ include/kunit/test.h | 16 ++-- init/main.c | 4 + lib/kunit/Makefile | 3 +- lib/kunit/executor.c | 74 ++++++++++++++++++ lib/kunit/test.c | 11 --- tools/testing/kunit/kunit_kernel.py | 2 +- tools/testing/kunit/kunit_parser.py | 76 +++++++++++++++---- .../test_is_test_passed-all_passed.log | 1 + .../test_data/test_is_test_passed-crash.log | 1 + .../test_data/test_is_test_passed-failure.log | 1 + 12 files changed, 170 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-) create mode 100644 lib/kunit/executor.c
: https://github.com/isaacs/testanything.github.io/blob/tap14/tap-version-14-s... : https://kunit-review.googlesource.com/c/linux/+/1037 : https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-kselftest/list/?series=211727