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CIP testing management

Board at Desk Delivery processes and practices

Description of the processes and practices involved in the delivery of Board at Desk tools

CIP testing project management processes

Bugs management

* Check the CIP testing project bugs board

Release process howto

* should be modified before the signing.

* The box should be called

* The sources as board-at-desk-single-dev.tgz etc placed in the sources directory beneath a directory containing the version number.

Marketing material and plan

B@D v0.9 release: social media campaign

Main messages:

  • B@D reduce the deployment, configuration and maintenance effort to those who want to test kernels.
  • KernelCI and LAVA are upstream.
  • B@D is an effort towards shared and trusted testing.

Remember that:

  • RD is Release Day: May 30th
  • RT is Release time: 17:00 EDT / 22:00 UTC / 23:00 UK / 00:00 CEST (May 31st) / 07:00 JST (May 31st) This is due to the fact that the release will take place during the opening of the Open Source Summit Japan.

Links to be included:

  • Hashtag to be used: #ciptesting #linuxfoundation #linux #lava #kernelci #ossummit
  • Remember to use a shorten URL service to be able to include more characters.
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RD-1 Learn about the testing effort within the @linuxfoundation CIP initiative #ciptesting #linux 瞭解更多關於 @linuxfoundation CIP 協會的測試工作
RT-12 Interested in kernel & embedded linux testing? CIP will have news tomorrow #ciptesting #linux #linuxfoundation #ciptesting #linux #linuxfoundation | – |

RT-1 What if you could test a kernel in your board connected to your laptop using #lava & #kernelci ? #ciptesting #linux #linuxfoundation 如果你透過筆電上的 #lava 以及 #kernelci 就能對板子上的 kernel進行測試? #ciptesting #linux #linuxfoundation
RT CIP project released VM with #lava & #kernelci to test #linux kernels locally More news #linuxfoundation #ossummit CIP 專案發佈包含 #lava 以及 #kernelci 的 VM, 可用來對 #linux kernels 進行本地測試更多消息可參閱 #linuxfoundation #ossummit Proyecto CIP lanza máquina virtual con #lava y #kernelci para testar el kernel #linux localmente. Noticia completa
RT+1 #linux kernel testing with #lava & #kernelci in a VM. Check the news from CIP project #ciptesting #linuxfoundation 透過 VM 中的 #lava 以及 #kernelci 來對 #linux kernel 進行測試更多消息可參閱 CIP 專案 #ciptesting #linuxfoundation
RT+12 Interested in #lava & #kernelci ? Now integrated in a VM you can deploy & use #ciptesting #linux #linuxfoundation 對 #lava 以及 #kernelci 有興趣嗎? 現在他們已經整合進 VM, 你們可以透過它來進行部屬以及使用 #ciptesting #linux #linuxfoundation
RD+1 Learn more about the #ciptesting effort to test the CIP #linux kernel at the #OSSummit in booth #linuxfoundation #OSSummit 有展位來提供更多關於測試 CIP #linux kernel 以及 #ciptesting 工作的相關消息 #linuxfoundation
  • Hashtag to be used: #ciptesting #linuxfoundation #linux #lava #kernelci #ossummit
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RD-1 The Civil Infrastructure Platform is a Linux Foundation initiative focused on building a commodity industrial grade Linux based system and maintain it over a long period of time. Testing this system is an strategic activity. Tomorrow May 31st the CIP testing team will release their first deliverable, a Virtual Machine where LAVA and KernelCI have been integrated in order for any developer to test linux kernels, like the CIP kernel, in her own machine with a reference board attached to it. Learn more about this testing effort and stay tuned for the release announcement.
RT The Civil Infrastructure Platform, a Linux Foundation Initiative is happy to announce the release of a Debian based Virtual Machine that will allow developers to test Linux kernels on a board attached to their own machine using LAVA and KernelCI, that is, the same tools used in the successful project. Check the release announcement for further information:
RD+1 If you are interested in testing Linux kernels please take a look at what the CIP testing project is doing. LAVA and KernelCI have been integrated in a single Debian based virtual machine allowing any developer to use these tools to test a kernel in a board attached to their own computer. The CIP developers have also created a step by step howto that severely simplifies the configuration process. Try it out and let them know what you think.
  • Groups we can publish the announcement in:
    • LKML
    • Linux Users
    • FOSS professionals
    • FLOSS professionals
    • Linux Foundation
    • Any specific related with civil infrastructure? DELETEME

B@D v0.9 release: release announcement

English version

Subject: CIP Project releases a tool-box based on LAVA and KernelCI to test Linux kernels locally: Board At Desk v0.9.1

The Civil Infrastructure Platform project[1], a Linux Foundation Initiative, is happy to announce the publication of Board At Desk - Single Dev. (B@D) v0.9.1, a customised and easy to deploy instance of KernelCI[2] and LAVA[3] projects that should allow developers to test Linux kernels on boards connected to their own development machines, using the tooling provided by one of the most successful Open Source and distributed testing projects, .

This instance is provided in this first release in two forms: * As a vagrant VM image/recipe. * As a VM image, widely called box.

Please visit the CIP Testing project Download page[4] to download the first release of Board At Desk - Single Dev. (B@D v0.9.1).

With this effort, the CIP project is trying to create a first step towards “shared and trusted testing” by every member and the CIP kernel maintainer. It also has as a goal to extend and simplify the current use case satisfied by, focusing on those embedded developers that have direct access to boards, by reducing the deployment, configuration and maintenance effort. Finally, CIP intends to increase the number of developers and organizations willing to participate in by providing a simple mechanism to evaluate the technologies involved in what CIP consider B@D's upstream projects (LAVA and KernelCI).

Some of the most important actions taken by the team behind B@D have been focused in two areas:

1. Merged the KernelCI and LAVAv2 Virtual Machines together into one.

KernelCI was based on Ubuntu v14.04, it used Nginx as the Web Server and SimpleHTTPServer for the Storage Server which is where the builds are stored. LAVA was based on Debian and used the Apache Web Server and the Django Content Management System for the Frontend Web Framework. Both web servers wanted to use port 80.

The current VM uses Debian Jessie only. It runs KernelCI on Nginx and LAVA on Apache on reassigned ports. The KernelCI Storage Server has been migrated over to use Nginx on a reassigned port.

2. Connection to the board.

The released VM assumes the usage of an FTDI USB-to-Serial cable to connect the host machine to the Beaglebone Black. It uses ser2net to route the /dev/ttyUSB0 serial port to a TCP port on the host machine which allows the user to use telnet to communicate to the Beaglebone Black console for remote login and boot messages. It also allows LAVA to use tftp to transfer the kernel directly over to the board eMMC without needing to burn an SD Card.

This B@D version supports Beaglebone Black. Renesas RZ/G1M support is in progress and the rest of the CIP reference boards will be supported in the near future.

Further information about what you will find in B@D v0.9.1 can be found in the B@D Feature Page[5].

If you are interested in testing kernels using this version of the tooling please meet the developers at the cip-dev mailing list[6]. If you find bugs in KernelCI or LAVAv2 themselves, please report them upstream. If you find them in the configuration or any of the previously described topics, please report them in the CIP-testing bug tracker[7]. More general information about the CIP testing project can be found in the CIP wiki[8].

You can also read this release announcement on the CIP project blog[9]

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civilinfrastructureplatform/ciptestingmanagement.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/14 09:46 by Agustin Benito Bethencourt