ATF-FORMATS(5)            NetBSD File Formats Manual            ATF-FORMATS(5)


NAME
atf-formats -- machine-parseable data formats used by ATF
DESCRIPTION
This manual page describes the multiple data formats used in ATF. These formats affect configuration files, control files and any data that is externalized or internalized by the tools. Data files are always organized as follows: Header1: Value1 \ ... | head HeaderN: ValueN / mandatory blank line Free-form text contents \ ... | body ... / A file must always contain a `Content-Type' header and must always sepa- rate that header from the body with a blank line, even if the body is empty. The `Content-Type' is always of the form: Content-Type: application/X-atf-<subtype>; version="<version>" where `subtype' indicates the specific file format and `version' its for- mat version. This header must be the first one of the file. The main purpose of the `Content-Type' header, aside from determining the format used in the file, is to allow future changes to a given format. Whenever an incompatible change is made, the version is bumped by one. By keeping the header in the first line, future versions may even remove the need for such a header -- e.g. if some format was replaced by XML files, which have their own mandatory header. The rest of this document details the different format types. Format: application/X-atf-atffile, version: 1 Atffiles are logically divided into three sections: Test programs: the list of test programs that define the test suite described by the Atffile. Meta-data properties: these define some constant values applicable to all the test programs defined in the file. In some sense they define the properties that describe the test suite. Configuration variables: defaults for configuration variables that can be overridden through configuration files or the command line. The grammar for Atffiles is the following: DATA ::= ( ( CONF | PROP | TP )? COMMENT? NEWLINE )* EOF CONF ::= 'conf:' WORD EQUAL STRING PROP ::= 'prop:' WORD EQUAL STRING TP ::= TPFILE | TPGLOB TPFILE ::= 'tp: ' STRING TPGLOB ::= 'tp-glob: ' STRING STRING ::= WORD | '"' WORD* '"' The meaning of the constructions above is: CONF Definition of a configuration variable. PROP Definition of a meta-data property. TPFILE Addition of a test program into the test suite. The string is taken literally as the program's name, and this program must exist. TPGLOB Addition of multiple test programs into the test suite. The string is taken as a glob pattern, which may have or not have any matches in the current directory. An example: prop: test-suite = utilities conf: unprivileged-user = nobody tp: t_cp tp: t_mv tp: t_df tp-glob: t_dir_* Format: application/X-atf-config, version: 1 Configuration files are very simple: they only contain a list of variable name/variable value pairs. Their grammar is: DATA ::= ( VAR? COMMENT? NEWLINE )* EOF VAR ::= WORD EQUAL STRING COMMENT ::= HASH WORD* STRING ::= WORD | '"' WORD* '"' An example: # This is the system-wide configuration file for ATF. # The above and this line are comments placed on their own line. var1 = this is a variable value var2 = this is another one # Optional comment at the end. Format: application/X-atf-tps, version: 3 The `application/X-atf-tps' format multiplexes the standard output, stan- dard error and results output streams from multiple test programs into a single data file. This format is used by atf-run(1) to report the execu- tion of several test programs and is later parsed by atf-report(1) to inform the user of this process. It has the following grammar: DATA ::= INFO* TPS-COUNT TP-STANZA* INFO* EOF INFO ::= 'info' COLON STRING COMMA STRING NEWLINE TPS-COUNT ::= 'tps-count' COLON POSITIVE-NUMBER NEWLINE TP-STANZA ::= TP-START TC-STANZA* TC-END TP-START ::= 'tp-start' COLON TIMESTAMP COMMA STRING COMMA POSITIVE-NUMBER NEWLINE TP-END ::= 'tc-end' COLON TIMESTAMP COMMA STRING (COMMA STRING)? TC-STANZA ::= TC-START (TC-SO | TC-SE)* TC-END TC-START ::= 'tc-start' COLON TIMESTAMP COMMA STRING NEWLINE TC-SO ::= 'tc-so' COLON STRING NEWLINE TC-SE ::= 'tc-se' COLON STRING NEWLINE TC-END ::= 'tc-end' COLON TIMESTAMP COMMA STRING COMMA TCR NEWLINE TCR ::= 'passed' | ('failed' | 'skipped') COMMA STRING TIMESTAMP ::= [0-9]+.[0-9]+ The meaning of the constructions above is: TPS-COUNT Indicates the number of test programs that will be executed. There will be this exact amount of `TP-STANZA' constructions following it. TP-START Indicates the beginning of a test program. This includes the program's name and the amount of test cases that will follow. TP-END Indicates the completion of a test program. This is fol- lowed by the program's name and, if the program ended prema- turely, an error message indicating the reason of its fail- ure. A successful execution of a test program (regardless of the status of its test cases) must not be accompanied by any reason. TC-START Indicates the beginning of a test case. This is accompanied by the test case's name. TC-SO Contains a text line sent to the standard output stream dur- ing the execution of the test case. Leading and trailing space is preserved. TC-SE Contains a text line sent to the standard error stream dur- ing the execution of the test case. Leading and trailing space is preserved. TC-END Indicates the completion of a test case. This is accompa- nied by the test case's name, its result and the reason associated with this result (if applicable). An example: tps-count: 2 tp-start: calculator, 1324318951.838923, 2 tc-start: add, 1324318951.839101 tc-end: add, 1324318951.839500, passed tc-start: subtract, 1324318951.840001 tc-so: 3-2 expected to return 1 but got 0 tc-end: subtract, 1324318952.000123, failed, Calculated an unexpected value tp-end: calculator, 1324318952.002301 tp-start: files, 1, 1324318952.502348 tc-start: copy, 1324318952.508291 tc-se: could not find the cp(1) utility tc-end: copy, 1324318953.203145, skipped tp-end: files, 1324318953.203800
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atf(7) NetBSD 9.0 December 20, 2011 NetBSD 9.0

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