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    runner: New test runner · 18c1e752
    Petri Latvala authored
    This is a new test runner to replace piglit. Piglit has been very
    useful as a test runner, but certain improvements have been very
    difficult if possible at all in a generic test running framework.
    
    Important improvements over piglit:
    
    - Faster to launch. Being able to make assumptions about what we're
      executing makes it possible to save significant amounts of time. For
      example, a testlist file's line "igt@somebinary@somesubtest" already
      has all the information we need to construct the correct command
      line to execute that particular subtest, instead of listing all
      subtests of all test binaries and mapping them to command
      lines. Same goes for the regexp filters command line flags -t and
      -x; If we use -x somebinaryname, we don't need to list subtests from
      somebinaryname, we already know none of them will get executed.
    
    - Logs of incomplete tests. Piglit collects test output to memory and
      dumps them to a file when the test is complete. The new runner
      writes all output to disk immediately.
    
    - Ability to execute multiple subtests in one binary execution. This
      was possible with piglit, but its semantics made it very hard to
      implement in practice. For example, having a testlist file not only
      selected a subset of tests to run, but also mandated that they be
      executed in the same order.
    
    - Flexible timeout support. Instead of mandating a time tests cannot
      exceed, the new runner has a timeout on inactivity. Activity is
      any output on the test's stdout or stderr, or kernel activity via
      /dev/kmsg.
    
    The runner is fairly piglit compatible. The command line is very
    similar, with a few additions. IGT_TEST_ROOT environment flag is still
    supported, but can also be set via command line (in place of igt.py in
    piglit command line).
    
    The results are a set of log files, processed into a piglit-compatible
    results.json file (BZ2 compression TODO). There are some new fields in
    the json for extra information:
    
    - "igt-version" contains the IGT version line. In
      multiple-subtests-mode the version information is only printed once,
      so it needs to be duplicated to all subtest results this way.
    - "dmesg-warnings" contains the dmesg lines that triggered a
      dmesg-warn/dmesg-fail state.
    - Runtime information will be different. Piglit takes a timestamp at
      the beginning and at the end of execution for runtime. The new
      runner uses the subtest output text. The binary execution time will
      also be included; The key "igt@somebinary" will have the runtime of
      the binary "somebinary", whereas "igt@somebinary@a" etc will have
      the runtime of the subtests. Substracting the subtest runtimes from
      the binary runtime yields the total time spent doing setup in
      igt_fixture blocks.
    
    v2:
     - use clock handling from igt_core instead of copypaste
     - install results binary
     - less magic numbers
     - scanf doesn't give empty strings after all
     - use designated array initialization with _F_JOURNAL and pals
     - add more comments to dump_dmesg
     - use signal in kill_child instead of bool
     - use more 'usual' return values for execute_entry
     - use signal number instead of magic integers
     - use IGT_EXIT_INVALID instead of magic 79
     - properly remove files in clear_test_result_directory()
     - remove magic numbers
     - warn if results directory contains extra files
     - fix naming in matches_any
     - construct command line in a cleaner way in add_subtests()
     - clarify error in filtered_job_list
     - replace single string fprintfs with fputs
     - use getline() more sanely
     - refactor string constants to a shared header
     - explain non-nul-terminated string handling in resultgen
     - saner line parsing
     - rename gen_igt_name to generate_piglit_name
     - clean up parse_result_string
     - explain what we're parsing in resultgen
     - explain the runtime accumulation in add_runtime
     - refactor result overriding
     - stop passing needle sizes to find_line functions
     - refactor stdout/stderr parsing
     - fix regex whitelist compiling
     - add TODO for suppressions.txt
     - refactor dmesg parsing
     - fill_from_journal returns void
     - explain missing result fields with TODO comments
     - log_level parsing with typeof
     - pass stdout/stderr to usage() instead of a bool
     - fix absolute_path overflow
     - refactor settings serialization
     - remove maybe_strdup function
     - refactor job list serialization
     - refactor resuming, add new resume binary
     - catch mmap failure correctly
    
    v3:
     - rename runner to igt_runner, etc
     - add meson option for building the runner
     - use UPPER_CASE names for string constants
     - add TODO comments for future refactoring
     - add a midding close()
     - const correctness where applicable
     - also build with autotools
    Signed-off-by: Petri Latvala's avatarPetri Latvala <petri.latvala@intel.com>
    Reviewed-by: Arkadiusz Hiler's avatarArkadiusz Hiler <arkadiusz.hiler@intel.com>
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