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Anatomy of test.test

This document will go through the pieces of test.test that are available to use, describing what each does and when it could be used.

Attributes

       job             backreference to the job this test instance is part of
       outputdir       eg. results/<job>/<testname.tag>
       resultsdir      eg. results/<job>/<testname.tag>/results
       profdir         eg. results/<job>/<testname.tag>/profiling
       debugdir        eg. results/<job>/<testname.tag>/debug
       bindir          eg. tests/<test>
       src             eg. tests/<test>/src
       tmpdir          eg. tmp/<tempname>_<testname.tag>

initialize()


Everytime a test runs this function runs. For example, if you have iterations=100 set this will run 100 times. Use this when you need to do something like ensure a package is there. 


setup()

setup() runs the first time the test is set up. This is often used for compiling source code one should not need to recompile the source for the test for every iteration or install the same 


run_once()

This is called by job.run_test N times, where N is controlled by the interations parameter to run_test (Defaulting to one). it also gets called an additional time with profilers turn on, if any profilers are enabled.


postprocess_iteration()

This processes any results generated by the test iteration and writes them out into a keyval. It's generally not called for the profiling iteration, as that may have difference performance implications.


warmup()


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