Zaqar contains a suite of tests (both unit and functional) in the
See Test suite structure for details.
Any proposed code change is automatically rejected by the OpenStack Jenkins server  if the change causes test failures.
It is recommended for developers to run the test suite before submitting patch for review. This allows to catch errors as early as possible.
Preferred way to run the tests¶
The preferred way to run the unit tests is using
tox. It executes tests in
isolated environment, by creating separate virtualenv and installing
dependencies from the
so the only package you install is
$ pip install tox
See the unit testing section of the Testing wiki page for more information. Following are some simple examples.
To run the Python 2.7 tests:
$ tox -e py27
To run the style tests:
$ tox -e pep8
To run multiple tests separate items by commas:
$ tox -e py27,py35,pep8
Running a subset of tests¶
Instead of running all tests, you can specify an individual directory, file, class or method that contains test code, i.e. filter full names of tests by a string.
To run the tests located only in the
$ tox -e py27 -- zaqar.tests.unit.storage
To run the tests specific to the MongoDB driver in the
$ tox -e py27 -- test_impl_mongodb
To run the tests in the
MongodbMessageTests class in
$ tox -e py27 -- test_impl_mongodb.MongodbMessageTests
To run the
MongodbMessageTests.test_message_lifecycle test method in
$ tox -e py27 -- test_impl_mongodb.MongodbMessageTests.test_message_lifecycle
Running functional tests¶
Zaqar’s functional tests treat Zaqar as a black box. In other words, the API calls attempt to simulate an actual user. Unlike unit tests, the functional tests do not use mockendpoints.
Functional test modes¶
Functional tests can run in integration mode and non-integration mode.
In integration mode functional tests are performed on Zaqar server instances running as separate processes. This is real functional testing.
To run functional tests in integration mode, execute:
$ tox -e integration
In non-integration mode functional tests are performed on Zaqar server instances running as python objects. This mode doesn’t guarantee enough black boxness for Zaqar, but tests run 10 times faster than in integration mode.
To run functional tests in non-integration mode, execute:
$ tox -e py27 -- zaqar.tests.functional
Using a custom MongoDB instance¶
If you need to run functional tests against a non-default MongoDB installation,
you can set the
environment variables. For example:
$ export ZAQAR_TEST_MONGODB=True
$ export ZAQAR_TEST_MONGODB_URL=mongodb://remote-server:27017
Using custom parameters¶
You can edit default functional test configuration file
zaqar/tests/etc/functional-tests.conf according to your needs.
For example, you want to run functional tests with keystone authentication
enabled, input a valid set of credentials to
[auth] section in
configuration file and set
auth_on parameter to
Using local Mysql database¶
To use a similar testing environment with database support like upstream CI,
you can run
zaqar/tools/test-setup.sh to create a required Mysql user
openstack_citest with same password. The user is required by oslo.db’s
test. Zaqar needs it because Zaqar’s sqlalchemy database migration is
leveraging oslo.db’s migration test base.