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Subject: Re: [PATCH v15 00/18] kunit: introduce KUnit, the Linux kernel unit testing framework
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:29:16 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <a657b995-32b3-3352-bc10-834547e44dd4@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190824013425.175645-1-brendanhiggins@google.com>

On 8/23/19 7:34 PM, Brendan Higgins wrote:
> ## TL;DR
> 
> This revision addresses comments from Shuah by fixing a couple
> checkpatch warnings and fixing some comment readability issues. No API
> or major structual changes have been made since v13.
> 
> ## Background
> 
> This patch set proposes KUnit, a lightweight unit testing and mocking
> framework for the Linux kernel.
> 
> Unlike Autotest and kselftest, KUnit is a true unit testing framework;
> it does not require installing the kernel on a test machine or in a VM
> (however, KUnit still allows you to run tests on test machines or in VMs
> if you want[1]) and does not require tests to be written in userspace
> running on a host kernel. Additionally, KUnit is fast: From invocation
> to completion KUnit can run several dozen tests in about a second.
> Currently, the entire KUnit test suite for KUnit runs in under a second
> from the initial invocation (build time excluded).
> 
> KUnit is heavily inspired by JUnit, Python's unittest.mock, and
> Googletest/Googlemock for C++. KUnit provides facilities for defining
> unit test cases, grouping related test cases into test suites, providing
> common infrastructure for running tests, mocking, spying, and much more.
> 
> ### What's so special about unit testing?
> 
> A unit test is supposed to test a single unit of code in isolation,
> hence the name. There should be no dependencies outside the control of
> the test; this means no external dependencies, which makes tests orders
> of magnitudes faster. Likewise, since there are no external dependencies,
> there are no hoops to jump through to run the tests. Additionally, this
> makes unit tests deterministic: a failing unit test always indicates a
> problem. Finally, because unit tests necessarily have finer granularity,
> they are able to test all code paths easily solving the classic problem
> of difficulty in exercising error handling code.
> 
> ### Is KUnit trying to replace other testing frameworks for the kernel?
> 
> No. Most existing tests for the Linux kernel are end-to-end tests, which
> have their place. A well tested system has lots of unit tests, a
> reasonable number of integration tests, and some end-to-end tests. KUnit
> is just trying to address the unit test space which is currently not
> being addressed.
> 
> ### More information on KUnit
> 
> There is a bunch of documentation near the end of this patch set that
> describes how to use KUnit and best practices for writing unit tests.
> For convenience I am hosting the compiled docs here[2].
> 
> Additionally for convenience, I have applied these patches to a
> branch[3]. The repo may be cloned with:
> git clone https://kunit.googlesource.com/linux
> This patchset is on the kunit/rfc/v5.3/v15 branch.
> 
> ## Changes Since Last Version
> 
> - Moved comment from inline in macro to kernel-doc to address checkpatch
>    warning.
> - Demoted BUG() to WARN_ON.
> - Formatted some kernel-doc comments to make them more readible.
> 
> [1] https://google.github.io/kunit-docs/third_party/kernel/docs/usage.html#kunit-on-non-uml-architectures
> [2] https://google.github.io/kunit-docs/third_party/kernel/docs/
> [3] https://kunit.googlesource.com/linux/+/kunit/rfc/v5.3/v15
> 

Hi Brendan,

Thanks for doing this work.

Thanks for accommodating my request to improve the document/comment
blocks in patch 01 and removing BUG() from patch 09. The comment block
reads well now.

Applied the series to linux-kselftest next for 5.4-rc1.

thanks,
-- Shuah

      parent reply	other threads:[~2019-08-24 17:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-24  1:34 Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 01/18] kunit: test: add KUnit test runner core Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 02/18] kunit: test: add test resource management API Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 03/18] kunit: test: add string_stream a std::stream like string builder Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 04/18] kunit: test: add assertion printing library Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 05/18] kunit: test: add the concept of expectations Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 06/18] kbuild: enable building KUnit Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 07/18] kunit: test: add initial tests Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 08/18] objtool: add kunit_try_catch_throw to the noreturn list Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 09/18] kunit: test: add support for test abort Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 10/18] kunit: test: add tests for kunit " Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 11/18] kunit: test: add the concept of assertions Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 12/18] kunit: test: add tests for KUnit managed resources Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 13/18] kunit: tool: add Python wrappers for running KUnit tests Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 14/18] kunit: defconfig: add defconfigs for building " Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 15/18] Documentation: kunit: add documentation for KUnit Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 16/18] MAINTAINERS: add entry for KUnit the unit testing framework Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 17/18] kernel/sysctl-test: Add null pointer test for sysctl.c:proc_dointvec() Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24  1:34 ` [PATCH v15 18/18] MAINTAINERS: add proc sysctl KUnit test to PROC SYSCTL section Brendan Higgins
2019-08-24 17:29 ` shuah [this message]

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