[PATCH v5 00/41] test: Refactor tests to have a single test runner

Tom Rini trini at konsulko.com
Fri Mar 12 22:56:30 CET 2021

On Sun, Mar 07, 2021 at 05:34:36PM -0700, Simon Glass wrote:

> At present U-Boot has two broad sets of tests in the C code: driver model
> tests which do a lot of pre-/post-init and command tests which do not.
> This separation makes it slightly harder to write a test, since there are
> two different test-state structures and different rules for running the
> two different test types. At present these rules are determined by where
> the test is (actually its prefix).
> All unit tests can be run from the command line with the 'ut' command.
> Since SPL does not have commands, it currently calls the test runner
> directly and offers no control of which tests are run.
> This seems like a good time to refactor the tests into a unified test
> runner, allowing U-Boot proper and SPL to use the same path, perhaps with
> some different conditions along the way.
> This series sets up a unified runner called ut_run_list(), which runs a
> set of tests from a linker_list. Driver model tests are distinguished by
> a new UT_TESTF_DM flag so that the necessary init and cleanup can still
> be done.
> The runner is modified to support running SPL tests that are not solely
> for driver model. An example test for FIT loading is added as a
> demonstration.
> In addition, some documentation is added to explain how to write tests.

For the series, applied to u-boot/next, thanks!

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