help on testing for FreeBSD...

Garrett Cooper yaneurabeya at
Fri Oct 31 21:52:43 UTC 2014

On Oct 24, 2014, at 16:08, John-Mark Gurney <jmg at> wrote:

> John-Mark Gurney wrote this message on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 17:52 -0700:
>> NGie Cooper wrote this message on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 17:46 -0700:
>>> On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM, John-Mark Gurney <jmg at> wrote:
>>>> Garrett Cooper wrote this message on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 17:25 -0700:
>>>>> Hey jmg@ (-testing CCed)!
>>>> Sure, np...
>>>>> On Oct 15, 2014, at 17:15, John-Mark Gurney <jmg at> wrote:
>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>> I'm working on testing parts of OpenCrypto.  I have committed some work
>>>>>> to p4 at:
>>>>>> But it requires a few files to be installed...  I'm not sure where the
>>>>>> best location to install these are and now best to install them?
>>>>> I have a couple questions:
>>>>> - Where would the source live in the tree?
>>>> Which source are you talking about?  The python source? or the source
>>>> for the input data files?  If you mean the later, it's where they will
>>>> be committed...  They are taken from NIST's CAVP program unchanged...
>>>> I COULD possibly write a complicated rules to fetch and extract the
>>>> files, but decided not to...
>>> The bulk majority of the driver source (.c, .h, etc).
>> The code that I'm testing is in src/sys/opencrypto (and there are other
>> drivers that can get tested too, but it still goes through the opencrypto
>> code)...  Hence why I put them in tests/sys/opencrypto...  If that's the
>> wrong location, let me know and I can move them...
>>>>> - Why are they written in python?
>>>> Because I'm too lazy to write code in C...  I had already written
>>>> framework code in Python, and C doesn't have a standard function to
>>>> decode hex.. :)  And error handling it much easier in python...
>>> I ask because we don't have a means for doing unittest level execution
>>> right now and not being written in something that's in base or
>>> installed automatically (perl for instance) would mean that your test
>>> code wouldn't be run by default on jenkins runs.
>> Yeh...  Though as a kld will have to be loaded, and a sysctl set as
>> root, there's other issues to having it automaticly run as part of
>> jenkins...
> Hello, any help w/ this?  I haven't received a response on how to
> integrate my code..  If I don't get help w/ this soon, I will add it
> to src/tools/regression, and call it a day...

Sorry for not responding sooner. I’m off today, so I’ll be around the usual channels on #efnet if you need to track me down.

Also, I spotted this in passing while trying to see if we had any arc4random testcases…

This might be more worthwhile to integrate than pursing a custom test infrastructure/tests route as it’s a part of NetBSD’s open crypto testsuite (there’s probably going to be some API differences, but they should be relatively small).

Thank you!
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