A new way to test systems in multiple machine scenarios...

George Neville-Neil gnn at neville-neil.com
Sun Jul 27 20:38:20 UTC 2014

On 6 Jul 2014, at 4:52, Garrett Cooper wrote:

>> On Jul 5, 2014, at 20:04, "George Neville-Neil" 
>> <gnn at neville-neil.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've coded up a system to allow you to control multiple other systems 
>> for use in testing.
>> https://github.com/gvnn3/conductor
>> It's BSD licensed, of course, and is only alpha quality but I'm using 
>> it in the test lab
>> to control hosts in forwarding tests.
>> I'll be updating the system frequently over the coming months as I 
>> build out more test scenarios,
>> add documentation and the like.
>> There are two main scripts, player, and conductor.  You run N 
>> players, one per machine, and
>> a single conductor.  The conductor controls the players by sending 
>> down phases which are
>> encoded in INI style configs.  There are a few, simple, samples in 
>> the config/ directory
>> of the project.
>> Best,
>> George
>> NOTE: Conductor MUST run as root to be useful.  Do NOT run on the 
>> open Internet.  It is meant
>> for private test labs.
> I took a quick glance at the code -- have you considered using 
> multiprocessing managers instead?
> https://docs.python.org/2/library/multiprocessing.html#managers

I had not.  Thanks.  I'll give it a look over.


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