Automated Testing Summit 2019

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This is a public planning page for the Automated Testing Summit

Please see:

2019 meeting

Coordinated by: Tim Bird This is now a full-blow Linux Foundation event, with sponsors, a CFP, program and everything.

See the Linux Foundation Event page for details.

Mailing list

Inter-project discussions on Automated Testing occur on the "Automated Testing" mailing list of the Yocto Project

Date and Venue

  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Venue: Lyon Convention Center, 50 Quai Charles de Gaulle
  • Date: October 31, 2019
  • Rooms: Pasteur Lounge and Rhone 3AB
  • Time: 9:00 am to 17:15 (5:15 pm)

Attendance is by open to the public, and we are projecting the attendee fee to be $250, with this fee waived for speakers.

Summit Pre-planning

Here is a list of action items to do to prepare for the summit:

  • organize program committee (done)
  • get sponsors (done)
    • create sponsorship prospectus (done)
    • contact candidate sponsors (done)
  • hold "Call for Proposals" (done)
    • need to determine CFP dates (done)
  • determine agenda (done)
    • organize program committee (done)
  • advertise for attendees (done)
  • reserve venue, catering, AV rentals (done)
  • create signage, web site, registration system (done)
  • hold event (done)

For private planning information, see the private planning wiki page

Call for Presentations

  • CFP Open: Tuesday, May 28
  • CFP Close: Friday, August 13
  • Notifications Out: September 2
  • Schedule Out: September 4
  • Slides Due: October 24, 2019
  • Event Date: October 31, 2019

Suggested Topics

  • Board Farms and Test Labs - hardware, software, useful practices
  • Layers and Interfaces - components of your automated CI loop and protocols between them
  • Results Reporting - results aggregation, visualization, notifications, etc.
  • Defining standards - propose or discuss conventions for test definitions, results formats, layer interoperability (e.g. protocols), etc.
  • Existing Projects - describe your test system or framework and any challenges you overcame or that are still outstanding
  • Scalability - supporting big data, or handling distributed builds or tests
  • Ease of use - making testing and test development accessible to non-QA folk (developers, end-users)

Pre-meeting work

Here's what Tim thinks we need to do:

  • Refine the test stack reference diagram
  • Organize committees for specific APIs
    • designate a head for each committee


Sponsorship was provided by:

  • Sony - Platinum sponsor
  • Core Embedded Linux Project (of the Linux Foundation) - Gold sponsor
  • Linaro - Bronze sponsor
  • Civil Infrastructure Platform - Bronze sponsor



Summit Artifacts

documents and presentations

  • for presentations - see below

Key decisions

  • all systems to make a kcidb client (upload results)
  • use LTP metadata format as initial standard
    • add meta-data convert to kselftest (Tim)
  • build a prototype to move boards between LAVA and labgrid (Jan)
  • want to collect more information for "Hardware Design for Testing"
  • get something working for board management layer for poweron/poweroff/serial-console
  • continue work on test definition common schema and central repository (Tim)
  • add information about hardware you find useful, or have designed please add to Board_Farm
  • focus on meeting at Plumbers next year
  • continue using

Action items from meeting

Action items:

  • post slides to this page
  • send minutes


Session Presenter Slides
Status updates
The bugs are too fast, and why we can't catch them (report on recent meetups) Kevin Hilman File:ATS 2019.pdf
LKFT status update Milosz Wasilewski File:2019 ATS LKFT status.pdf
Fuego Status Update Tim Bird File:ATS2019-Fuego-Status-Update.pdf
KernelCI Status Update Kevin Hilman File:ATS 2019.pdf (starting at slide 15)
CKI Status Update Veronika Kabatova File:Cki-overview-ats.pdf
SLAV Status Update Paweł Wieczorek File:SLAV Status Update.pdf
Collaboration philosophy and issues
Open Testing Philosophy Kevin Hilman File:ATS 2019.pdf (starting at slide 23)
Working together to Build a Modular CI Ecosystem Tim Bird File:ATS2019- buiding-a-modular-ecosystem.pdf
Board/LAB management track
Labgrid - Real World Examples Jan Lübbe File:ATS2019-jlu-labgrid.pdf
New Ways Out of the Struggle of Testing Embedded Devices Chris Fiege File:ATS2019-cfi-embedded-testing handout.pdf
Beaker Project: Automated Testing at Red Hat Tomas Klohna Beaker at File:ATS19 - Beaker Project - Automated Testing at Red Hat.pdf
SLAV: Test Stack Abstraction Layers Paweł Wieczorek File:Test stack abstraction layers.pdf
Test systems/ Test definitions track
Bootloader testing in LAVA Remi Duraffort File:ATS-Lyon-Bootloader-testing-in-LAVA.pdf
Test Metadata Extraction Cyril Hrubis File:Test metadata extraction.pdf
Test Plan Templating in LAVA Milosz Wasilewski File:Testjob templating for LAVA.pdf
A Survey of Open Source Test Definitions Tim Bird File:ATS2019-survey-of-test-definitions.pdf
QA systems and issues
How AGL Tests its distros and what challenges we face Jan-Simon Möller <need file>
A Guide to CIP Testing Chris Paterson & Michael Adler File:2019-10-31 ATS-Lyon CIP Testing Overview v3.pdf