๐Ÿš€ Valgrind automatic test suite

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Runs sequence of tests, preceded by valgrind call, with a command and arguments taken from file vtest.conf.

The arguments are dynamic because the vtest.conf entry can look like this:

# Arguments passed to $test_bin, evaluated at use (i.e. for each test separately) test_bin_args='+Z -f $ZTST_srcdir/ztst.zsh $file' # runs ztst.zsh on given $file test_bin="local-zsh" # expands to ../Src/zsh

The variable $file is set to current test-file for each test-run. For Zsh-integrated valgrind tests, $file is just passed as argument to ztst.zsh. It comes from the outer loop in vruntests.zsh. So it is A01grammar.ztst, for example.

Error Definitions

You can define errors so that they are skipped from test result (i.e. from Valgrind output). This is
the main feature of VATS because it allows to quickly check if changes broke anything. Usage is very
much like of unit tests โ€” run make TESTNUM=A01, look for any red color, done. Zero parsing with
eyes. A typical definition for Zshell can look like this:

and is placed in __error1.def or other such file with index.

Integrating With Project

Following patch applied to the Test/Makefile solves the integration of VATS to Zsh:

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Basic Test-Configuration

The configuration-file of tests is vtest.conf. It defines two settings:

test_bin = "../Src/cgiturl" # Binary that runs any test (is the tested program itself) zsh_control_bin = "zsh" # Binary used when scheduling tests & interpreting Valgrind output

Variable zsh_control_bin is used to implement special #! behavior: runtests.zsh
starts with#!/bin/sh, reads vtest.conf, and restarts with $zsh_control_bin. This way
user can define shebang interpreter via separate configuration file ( vtest.conf).

Remaining Test-Configuration

The setting tkind is used to set a test-kind. These are modes of Valgrind operation.
Allowed values are: error (only detect read/write errors), leak (also detect memory leaks),
nopossiblylost (detect memory leaks, but not possibly lost blocks).

test_kind = "leak" # Test kind: error, (leak|full - the same meaning), nopossiblylost

Valgrind messages of type summary and info are muted via lines:

The vtest.conf pasted

# -*- Mode: sh; indent-tabs-mode: nil; -*- # vim:ft=zsh:sw=4:sts=4:et # Main test_bin = "local-zsh" # Binary that runs any test (local-zsh: ../Src/zsh) zsh_control_bin = "zsh" # Binary used when scheduling tests & interpreting Valgrind output main_operation_parsing = "yes" # The main feature, whether to use it (i.e. whether to parse valgrind's output) valgrind_path = "valgrind" # Find the valgrind binary to run through $PATH # Valgrind run modes test_kind = "leak" # Test kind: error, (leak|full - the same meaning), nopossiblylost track_origins = "no" # Whether to pass --track-origns=yes to valgrind binary # Gating of Valgrind's and other output summaries = "no" # Show valgrind summaries? info = "no" # Show info messages? test_desc = "yes" # Whether to print Zsh test-description during operation # DEBUG, especially interested_in="a-function" helps to check why e.g. your # error definition that targets `a-function' doesn't match mdebug = "no" # Match-debug, use to debug error definition matching interested_in = "" # As if mdebug=1 (i.e. debugging of why an error-def matches # or not), but only active if: stack trace and error definition # contain $interested_in #interested_in="*mk*temp" # Example value, will match error def: # "* / (_|)mk(s|)temp / * / find_temp_path" #interested_in="(*locale*|*fork*|*printf*)" # Other example value - debugging multiple error-defs at once # Arguments passed to $test_bin (i.e. ../Src/zsh most of the time), evaluated # at use (i.e. getting the value of $file will be done at each loop cycle). test_bin_args = '+Z -f $ZTST_srcdir/ztst.zsh $file'

Originally published at https://dev.to on April 18, 2022.

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