Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Creating regression test suite for pgpool-II

Having a regression test suite has been a long standing TODO item. Now that we have pgpool_setup, I started to think about making it real. Today I think I finally made it.

The idea behind it is
  • create required pgpool cluster (pgpool + PostgreSQL instances) by using pgpool_setup
  • each test case is a simple shell script
  • each script returns 0 or 1 according to the test result
Sounds too simple? Yes, I admit. However it works as expected.

$ sh regress.sh
testing 001.load_balance...ok.
testing 002.native_replication...ok.
testing 003.failover...ok.
testing 050.bug58...ok.
testing 051.bug60...ok.
testing 052.do_query...ok.
testing 053.insert_lock_hangs...ok.
out of 7 ok:7 failed:0


For example, "001.load_balance" checks whether load balancing is working against 2 node native replication or streaming replication cluster by using this simple script:

#! /bin/sh
#-------------------------------------------------------------------
# test script for load balancing.
#
source $TESTLIBS
TESTDIR=testdir

for mode in s r
do
    rm -fr $TESTDIR
    mkdir $TESTDIR
    cd $TESTDIR

# create test environment
    echo -n "creating test environment..."
    sh $PGPOOL_SETUP -m $mode -n 2 || exit 1
    echo "done."

    source ./bashrc.ports

    echo "backend_weight0 = 0" >> etc/pgpool.conf
    echo "backend_weight1 = 1" >> etc/pgpool.conf
    echo "black_function_list = 'f1'" >> etc/pgpool.conf

    ./startall

    export PGPORT=$PGPOOL_PORT

    wait_for_pgpool_startup

    psql test <<EOF
CREATE TABLE t1(i INTEGER);
CREATE FUNCTION f1(INTEGER) returns INTEGER AS 'SELECT \$1' LANGUAGE SQL;
SELECT * FROM t1;        -- this load balances
SELECT f1(1);        -- this does not load balance
EOF

# check if simle load balance worked
    fgrep "SELECT * FROM t1;" log/pgpool.log |grep "DB node id: 1">/dev/null 2>&1
    if [ $? != 0 ];then
    # expected result not found
        ./shutdownall
        exit 1
    fi

# check if black function list worked
    fgrep "SELECT f1(1);" log/pgpool.log |grep "DB node id: 0">/dev/null 2>&1
    if [ $? != 0 ];then
    # expected result not found
        ./shutdownall
        exit 1
    fi

    echo "white_function_list = 'f1'" >> etc/pgpool.conf
    echo "black_function_list = ''" >> etc/pgpool.conf

    ./pgpool_reload

    psql test <<EOF
SELECT f1(1);        -- this does load balance
EOF

# check if white function list worked
    fgrep "SELECT f1(1);" log/pgpool.log |grep "DB node id: 1">/dev/null 2>&1
    if [ $? != 0 ];then
    # expected result not found
        ./shutdownall
        exit 1
    fi

    ./shutdownall

    cd ..

done

exit 0

I hope pgpool developers would add more test cases.

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