[OpenWrt-Devel] Testing packages (and images) under KVM/Qemu

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Wed Jun 13 16:08:28 EDT 2018

Hi all,

Does anyone have a baseline KVM machine description (i.e. an domain.xml file) for testing x86_64 images?

I’ve spotted a bug in Busybox that requires some debugging to root-cause it, but I don’t want to do this on an actual production router for obvious reasons and I’m a little short on development hardware right now (waiting for the PC Engines APU.4B4 to start shipping).

My KVM has igb interfaces, so I can do the igb-vf stuff which is more efficient than the other NIC emulation.

That said, most of the testing I need to do isn’t performance sensitive… it’s more about verifying basic sanity after version bumps, applying new patches, etc.

A x86_64 (or i386) profile specifically for KVM testing might also be handy… sort of like the armvirt target.

Does anyone want to start a wiki page or discussion about testing under KVM?

I figure that I’m probably not the only person to find himself in this situation… and a logical follow-on for CI/CB might also be CT (i.e. booting a VM image, configuring it, seeing if it responds to pings, passes through packets, etc).



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