Revisiting the ZFS test suite

Alan Somers asomers at
Wed Nov 20 16:18:42 UTC 2019

On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 1:17 AM Andriy Gapon <avg at> wrote:

> On 04/10/2019 19:23, Alan Somers wrote:
> > My employment status changed last week, and I find myself once again
> > working on ZFS.  It's hard to have confidence in any changes without a
> > solid test suite, so my main task right now is to fix the problems in
> > FreeBSD's ZFS test suite.  Our most recent run had 64 failed tests and 99
> > skipped ones; let's get those down to 0 and something small,
> respectively.
> >
> >
> >
> > Would anybody be interested to review my changes to the test suite?  It's
> > not terrible if I have to commit without review; I can't possibly break
> > anything but the test suite itself.
> Alan,
> just curious, did you have any plans to merge new tests and changes to
> existing
> tests from illumos or ZoL?
> I've imported quite a few code changes, many times there were test changes
> or
> new test, but I never took time to merge them.
> --
> Andriy Gapon

We'll need to do it sooner or later, but it's going to take a large
effort.  I can't justify that much effort right now.  And it will require
changing ZoL's test suite, too, not just ours.  We'll need to convince them
to use ATF, for example.

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