Running tests

The arvados git repository has a script which tests (nearly) all of the components in the source tree. Jenkins at uses this exact script, so running it before pushing a new master is a good way to predict whether Jenkins will fail your build and start pestering you by IRC.


You have the arvados source tree at ~/arvados and you might have local modifications.

Install prerequisites

Follow instructions at Hacking prerequisites: "Install dev environment", etc. Don't miss creating the Postgres database, docker groups, etc.


Your locale must use utf-8. Set environment variable LANG=C.UTF-8 if necessary to ensure the "locale" command reports UTF-8.

If you're Jenkins

Run all tests from a clean slate (slow, but more immune to leaks)

~/arvados/build/ WORKSPACE=~/arvados

If you're a developer

Cache everything needed to run test suites:

mkdir ~/.cache/arvados-build
~/arvados/build/ WORKSPACE=~/arvados --temp ~/.cache/arvados-build --only install

Start interactive mode:

$ ~/arvados/build/ WORKSPACE=~/arvados --temp ~/.cache/arvados-build --interactive

Start interactive mode and enabled debug output:

$ ~/arvados/build/ WORKSPACE=~/arvados ARVADOS_DEBUG=1 --temp ~/.cache/arvados-build --interactive

When prompted, choose a test suite to run:

== Interactive commands:
test TARGET:py3        (test with python3)
test TARGET -check.vv  (pass arguments to test)
install TARGET
install env            (go/python libs)
install deps           (go/python libs + arvados components needed for integration tests)
reset                  ( used by integration tests)
== Test targets:
cmd/arvados-client              lib/dispatchcloud/container     sdk/go/auth                     sdk/pam:py3                     services/fuse                   tools/crunchstat-summary
cmd/arvados-server              lib/dispatchcloud/scheduler     sdk/go/blockdigest              sdk/python                      services/fuse:py3               tools/crunchstat-summary:py3
lib/cli                         lib/dispatchcloud/ssh_executor  sdk/go/crunchrunner             sdk/python:py3                  services/health                 tools/keep-block-check
lib/cloud                       lib/dispatchcloud/worker        sdk/go/dispatch                 services/arv-git-httpd          services/keep-balance           tools/keep-exercise
lib/cloud/azure                 lib/service                     sdk/go/health                   services/crunch-dispatch-local  services/keepproxy              tools/keep-rsync
lib/cloud/ec2                   sdk/cwl                         sdk/go/httpserver               services/crunch-dispatch-slurm  services/keepstore              tools/sync-groups
lib/cmd                         sdk/cwl:py3                     sdk/go/keepclient               services/crunch-run             services/keep-web
lib/controller                  sdk/go/arvados                  sdk/go/manifest                 services/crunchstat             services/nodemanager
lib/crunchstat                  sdk/go/arvadosclient            sdk/go/stats                    services/dockercleaner          services/nodemanager:py3
lib/dispatchcloud               sdk/go/asyncbuf                 sdk/pam                         services/dockercleaner:py3      services/ws
What next? 

Example: testing lib/dispatchcloud/container, showing verbose/debug logs:

What next? test lib/dispatchcloud/container/ -check.vv
======= test lib/dispatchcloud/container
START: queue_test.go:99: IntegrationSuite.TestCancelIfNoInstanceType
WARN[0000] cancel container with no suitable instance type  ContainerUUID=zzzzz-dz642-queuedcontainer error="no suitable instance type" 
WARN[0000] cancel container with no suitable instance type  ContainerUUID=zzzzz-dz642-queuedcontainer error="no suitable instance type" 
START: queue_test.go:37: IntegrationSuite.TearDownTest
PASS: queue_test.go:37: IntegrationSuite.TearDownTest   0.846s

PASS: queue_test.go:99: IntegrationSuite.TestCancelIfNoInstanceType     0.223s

START: queue_test.go:42: IntegrationSuite.TestGetLockUnlockCancel
INFO[0001] adding container to queue                     ContainerUUID=zzzzz-dz642-queuedcontainer InstanceType=testType Priority=1 State=Queued
START: queue_test.go:37: IntegrationSuite.TearDownTest
PASS: queue_test.go:37: IntegrationSuite.TearDownTest   0.901s

PASS: queue_test.go:42: IntegrationSuite.TestGetLockUnlockCancel        0.177s

OK: 2 passed
ok       2.150s
======= test lib/dispatchcloud/container -- 3s
Pass: lib/dispatchcloud/container tests (3s)
All test suites passed.

Running individual test cases

Most Go packages use gocheck. Use gocheck command line args like -check.f.

What next? test lib/dispatchcloud/container -check.vv -check.f=LockUnlock
======= test lib/dispatchcloud/container
START: queue_test.go:42: IntegrationSuite.TestGetLockUnlockCancel
INFO[0000] adding container to queue                     ContainerUUID=zzzzz-dz642-queuedcontainer InstanceType=testType Priority=1 State=Queued
START: queue_test.go:37: IntegrationSuite.TearDownTest
PASS: queue_test.go:37: IntegrationSuite.TearDownTest   0.812s

PASS: queue_test.go:42: IntegrationSuite.TestGetLockUnlockCancel        0.184s

OK: 1 passed
ok       1.000s
======= test lib/dispatchcloud/container -- 2s


What next? test sdk/python --test-suite=tests.test_collections.TextModes.test_read_sailboat_across_block_boundary
======= test sdk/python
running test
running egg_info
writing requirements to arvados_python_client.egg-info/requires.txt
writing arvados_python_client.egg-info/PKG-INFO
writing top-level names to arvados_python_client.egg-info/top_level.txt
writing dependency_links to arvados_python_client.egg-info/dependency_links.txt
writing pbr to arvados_python_client.egg-info/pbr.json
reading manifest file 'arvados_python_client.egg-info/SOURCES.txt'
reading manifest template ''
writing manifest file 'arvados_python_client.egg-info/SOURCES.txt'
running build_ext
test_read_sailboat_across_block_boundary (tests.test_collections.TextModes) ... ok

Ran 1 test in 0.014s

======= test sdk/python -- 1s


What next? test services/api TESTOPTS=--name=/.*signed.locators.*/
# Running:


Finished in 1.080084s, 3.7034 runs/s, 461.0751 assertions/s.


What next? test apps/workbench_integration TESTOPTS="-v -n=/.*non-empty.*/" 
======= test apps/workbench_integration
# Running:

Using port 43855 for selenium

Finished in 11.831848s, 0.0845 runs/s, 0.1690 assertions/s.

Restarting services for integration tests

If you have changed services/api code, and you want to check whether it breaks the lib/dispatchcloud/container integration tests:

What next? reset                                # teardown the integration-testing environment
What next? install services/api                 # (only needed if you've updated dependencies)
What next? test lib/dispatchcloud/container     # bring up the integration-testing environment and run tests
What next? test lib/dispatchcloud/container     # leave the integration-testing environment up and run tests

Updating cache after pulling master

Always quit interactive mode and restart after modifying (via git-pull, git-checkout, editing, etc).

When you start, run "install all" to get the latest gem/python dependencies, install updated versions of Arvados services used by integration tests, etc.

Then you can resume your cycle of "test lib/controller", etc.

Controlling test order (Rails)

Rails tests start off with a line like this

Run options: -v -d --seed 57089

The seed value determines the order tests are run. To reproduce reproduce an order-dependent test failure, specify the same seed as a previous failed run:

What next? test services/api TESTOPTS="-v -d --seed 57089" 

Other options

For more usage info, try:

~/arvados/build/ --help

Running workbench diagnostics tests

You can run workbench diagnostics tests against any production server.

Update your workbench application.yml to add a "diagnostics" section with the login token and pipeline details. The below example configuration is to run the "qr1hi-p5p6p-ftcb0o61u4yd2zr" pipeline in "qr1hi" environment.

  secret_token: useanicelongrandomlygeneratedsecrettokenstring
    active: yourcurrenttokenintheenvironmenttowhichyouarepointing
      template_uuid: qr1hi-p5p6p-ftcb0o61u4yd2zr
      input_paths: []
      max_wait_seconds: 300

You can now run the "qr1hi" diagnostics tests using the following command:

  RAILS_ENV=diagnostics bundle exec rake TEST=test/diagnostics/pipeline_test.rb

Running workbench2 tests

React uses a lot of filesystem watchers (via inotify). The default number of watched files is relatively low at 8192. Increase that with:

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf && sudo sysctl -p

These instructions assume a Debian 10 (buster) host system. It is also possible to run the tests in a docker container, which you should start with these arguments:

xhost +local:root
docker run -ti -v$PWD:$PWD -v$ARVADOS_DIR:/usr/src/arvados -w$PWD --env="DISPLAY" --volume="/tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix:rw" debian:buster bash

If you use docker, the rest of the instructions should be executed inside the container.

Install the Arvados test dependencies:

echo "deb buster-backports main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list
apt-get update
apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends golang -t buster-backports
apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends build-essential ca-certificates git libpam0g-dev

Install a few more dependencies for workbench2:

apt-get update
apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends gnupg2 sudo curl
curl -sS | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list
apt-get update
apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends yarn libgbm-dev
# we need the correct version of node to install cypress
# use arvados-server install to get it (and all other dependencies)
# All this will then not need to be repeated by ./tools/
# so we are not doing double work.
cd /usr/src/arvados
go mod download
cd cmd/arvados-server
go install
~/go/bin/arvados-server install -type test
cd <your-wb2-directory>
yarn run cypress install

Make sure you have both the arvados and arvados-workbench2 source trees available, and then run a command like this (adjust path for the arvados source tree, if necessary) from your workbench2 source tree:

make unit-tests
./tools/ -i -a /usr/src/arvados