Testing of gpaw is done by a nightly test suite consisting of many small and quick tests and by a weekly set of larger test.
Quick test suite¶
Use the gpaw command to run the tests:
$ gpaw test --help usage: gpaw test [-h] [-x test1.py,test2.py,...] [-f] [--from TESTFILE] [--after TESTFILE] [--range test_i.py,test_j.py] [-j JOBS] [--reverse] [-k] [-d DIRECTORY] [-s] [--list] [tests [tests ...]] Run the GPAW test suite. The test suite can be run in parallel with MPI. The test suite supports 1, 2, 4 or 8 CPUs although some tests are skipped for some parallelizations. If no TESTs are given, run all tests supporting the parallelization. positional arguments: tests optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -x test1.py,test2.py,..., --exclude test1.py,test2.py,... Exclude tests (comma separated list of tests). -f, --run-failed-tests-only Run failed tests only. --from TESTFILE Run remaining tests, starting from TESTFILE --after TESTFILE Run remaining tests, starting after TESTFILE --range test_i.py,test_j.py Run tests in range test_i.py to test_j.py (inclusive) -j JOBS, --jobs JOBS Run JOBS threads. Each test will be executed in serial by one thread. This option cannot be used for parallelization together with MPI. --reverse Run tests in reverse order (less overhead with multiple jobs) -k, --keep-temp-dir Do not delete temporary files. -d DIRECTORY, --directory DIRECTORY Run test in this directory -s, --show-output Show standard output from tests. --list list the full list of tests, then exit
A temporary directory will be made and the tests will run in that directory. If all tests pass, the directory is removed.
The test suite consists of a large number of small and quick tests found in the gpaw/test/ directory. The tests run nightly in serial and in parallel.
Adding new tests¶
A test script should fulfill a number of requirements:
It should be quick. Preferably a few seconds, but a few minutes is OK. If the test takes several minutes or more, consider making the test a big test.
It should not depend on other scripts.
It should be possible to run it on 1, 2, 4, and 8 cores.
A test can produce standard output and files - it doesn’t have to clean up. Remember to add the new test to list of all tests specified in the gpaw/test/__init__.py file.
Use this function to check results:
equal(x, y, tolerance=0, fail=True, msg='')¶
The directory in gpaw/test/big/ contains a set of longer and more realistic tests that we run every weekend. These are submitted to a queueing system of a large computer.
Adding new tests¶
To add a new test, create a script somewhere in the file hierarchy ending with
submit.agts.py or just
AGTS is short
for Advanced GPAW Test System (or Another Great Time Sink). This script
defines how a number of scripts should be submitted to niflheim and how they
depend on each other. Consider an example where one script,
calculates something and saves a
.gpw file and another script,
analyse.py, analyses this output. Then the submit script should look
def create_tasks(): from myqueue.task import task return [task('calculate.py', cores=8, tmax='25m'), task('analyse.py', cores=1, tmax='5m', deps=['calculate.py'])]