[Buildroot] [PATCH v3 3/4] support/testing: test can use the locally generated qemu host tool

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Tue Apr 2 07:06:50 UTC 2019

Hello Ricardo and Etienne,

On Sat, 30 Mar 2019 00:30:01 -0300
Ricardo Martincoski <ricardo.martincoski at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am not strongly against it.
> But let me ask:
> Are you or someone else having trouble with any other test case when using
> "old" qemu versions from host?
> If the answer is no, maybe we should keep things simple and use a patch very
> similar to v2 of this one, just adding the host-qemu to the test case config
> fragment and the 'local' argument to Emulator.run.
> I say similar to v2 because I think your implementation in v3 with the
> 'qemu_bin' variable is better than v2.

I totally agree here. Having this option --local-emulator doesn't make
much sense. We would have to use it for some tests, but not for some
other tests.

Instead, we want each test to know whether it needs a recent enough
version of Qemu, or whether the system-provided Qemu version is good

> Another approach "to have an generic option to script run-tests to build the
> emulator within the test config" (quoting your reply to v2) would be:
> Instead of adding a command line argument to run-tests, create a new flag in
> the test case class, perhaps named "build_emulator". If that flag is True, the
> host-qemu is automatically added to the config fragment by the test infra. The
> same flag could be propagated to the Emulator.init so we don't need to pass
> 'local' to Emulator.run.

Yes, something like that sounds good.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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