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[Xen-devel] RE: [Xen-API] XCP - additional ovs testing?

To: 'Ben Pfaff' <blp@xxxxxxxxxx>, "xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] RE: [Xen-API] XCP - additional ovs testing?
From: Dave Scott <Dave.Scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 20:58:22 +0100
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Hi Ben,

> [This was originally on xen-devel.  I'm resending to xen-api at a
> suggestion from Goncalo Gomes, who thought this might be a better place
> to ask.  My apologies if you've already read it.]

Thanks for the retransmit -- I was intending to reply to the original message 
but forgot.

> I noticed an item on the most recent XCP meeting minutes, "vSwitch -
> needs more testing".  As one of the OVS developers, I'm curious what
> kind of additional testing is needed.

I think the sentiment was, "everyone please try it in your environment and give 
us some feedback". As you say, there's lots of explicit testing going on so 
we're confident it's great. However there's always the slim possibility that a 
problem surfaces in some obscure environment-- so the more end-user testing it 
gets the better.

Note that XCP 0.5 (should be in RC form RSN) will have a refreshed openvswitch 
so that should be even better than the older snapshot in XCP 0.1.1.

> Perhaps I can get our QA guys to
> add some more tests to what they do already, or I can ask them whether
> we can give out a description of the testing we do.  Currently we
> internally test XenServer, but not XCP, but I imagine that some of the
> tests are still useful.

That would be interesting. As far as networking goes, XenServer uses the same 
code as XCP so the test results should carry over nicely.


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