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Re: Use Test::Nginx with etcproxy and/or valgrind (Was Re: Test::Nginx::LWP vs. Test::Nginx::Socket)

Antoine BONAVITA
March 03, 2011 08:58AM
Agentzh,

Thanks a lot, again. I'm going on a ski trip for a week or so. I'll try that
when I come back.

Antoine.




----- Original Message ----
> From: agentzh <agentzh@gmail.com>
> To: Antoine BONAVITA <antoine_bonavita@yahoo.com>
> Cc: nginx-devel@nginx.org
> Sent: Thu, March 3, 2011 4:49:17 AM
> Subject: Use Test::Nginx with etcproxy and/or valgrind (Was Re:
>Test::Nginx::LWP vs. Test::Nginx::Socket)
>
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 12:37 AM, Antoine BONAVITA
> <antoine_bonavita@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Following agentzh tips, I'm moving the test cases for my module to
>Test::Nginx
> > (instead of using my python unit tests).
> >
>
> There's a lot of undocumented features in Test::Nginx::Socket. I'm
> sorry. I'd like to document a bit how to integrate it with etcproxy
> and/or valgrind here because it's so useful ;)
>
> Use Test::Nginx::Socket with etcproxy
> ============================
>
> Test::Nginx automatically starts an nginx instance (from the PATH env)
> rooted at t/servroot/ and the default config template makes this nginx
> instance listen on the port 1984 by default.
>
> The default settings in etcproxy [1] makes this small TCP proxy split
> the TCP packets into bytes and introduce 1ms latency among them.
>
> There's usually various TCP chains that we can put etcproxy into, for example
>
> Test::Nginx <=> nginx
> ----------------------------
>
> $ ./etcproxy 1234 1984
>
> Here we tell etcproxy to listen on port 1234 and to delegate all the
> TCP traffic to the port 1984, the default port that Test::Nginx makes
> nginx listen to.
>
> And then we tell Test::Nginx to test against the port 1234, where
> etcproxy listens on, rather than the port 1984 that nginx directly
> listens on:
>
> $ TEST_NGINX_CLIENT_PORT=1234 prove -r t/
>
> Then the TCP chain now looks like this:
>
> Test::Nginx <=> etcproxy (1234) <=> nginx (1984)
>
> So etcproxy can effectively emulate extreme network conditions and
> exercise "unusual" code paths in your nginx server by your tests.
>
> In practice, *tons* of weird bugs can be captured by this setting.
> Even ourselves didn't expect that this simple approach is so
> effective.
>
> nginx <=> memcached
> -----------------------------
>
> We first start the memcached server daemon on port 11211:
>
> memcached -p 11211 -vv
>
> and then we another etcproxy instance to listen on port 11984 like this
>
> $ ./etcproxy 11984 11211
>
> Then we tell our t/foo.t test script to connect to 11984 rather than 11211:
>
> # foo.t
> use Test::Nginx::Socket;
> repeat_each(1);
> plan tests => 2 * repeat_each() * blocks();
> $ENV{TEST_NGINX_MEMCACHED_PORT} ||= 11211; # make this env take a
> default value
> run_tests();
>
> __DATA__
>
> === TEST 1: sanity
> --- config
> location /foo {
> set $memc_cmd set;
> set $memc_key foo;
> set $memc_value bar;
> memc_pass 127.0.0.1:$TEST_NGINX_MEMCACHED_PORT;
> }
> --- request
> GET /foo
> --- response_body_like: STORED
>
> The Test::Nginx library will automatically expand the special macro
> "$TEST_NGINX_MEMCACHED_PORT" to the environment with the same name.
> You can define your own $TEST_NGINX_BLAH_BLAH_PORT macros as long as
> its prefix is TEST_NGINX_ and all in upper case letters.
>
> And now we can run your test script against the etcproxy port 11984:
>
> TEST_NGINX_MEMCACHED_PORT=11984 prove t/foo.t
>
> Then the TCP chains look like this:
>
> Test::Nginx <=> nginx (1984) <=> etcproxy (11984) <=> memcached (11211)
>
> If TEST_NGINX_MEMCACHED_PORT is not set, then it will take the default
> value 11211, which is what we want when there's no etcproxy
> configured:
>
> Test::Nginx <=> nginx (1984) <=> memcached (11211)
>
> This approach also works for proxied mysql and postgres traffic.
> Please see the live test suite of ngx_drizzle and ngx_postgres for
> more details.
>
> Usually we set both TEST_NGINX_CLIENT_PORT and
> TEST_NGINX_MEMCACHED_PORT (and etc) at the same time, effectively
> yielding the following chain:
>
> Test::Nginx <=> etcproxy (1234) <=> nginx (1984) <=> etcproxy
> (11984) <=> memcached (11211)
>
> as long as you run two separate etcproxy instances in two separate terminals.
>
> It's easy to verify if the traffic actually goes through your etcproxy
> server. Just check if the terminal running etcproxy emits outputs. By
> default, etcproxy always dump out the incoming and outgoing data to
> stdout/stderr.
>
> Use Test::Nginx::Socket with valgrind memcheck
> ====================================
>
> Test::Nginx has integrated support for valgrind [2] even though by
> default it does not bother running it with the tests because valgrind
> will significantly slow down the test sutie.
>
> First ensure that your valgrind executable visible in your PATH env.
> And then run your test suite with the TEST_NGINX_USE_VALGRIND env set
> to true:
>
> TEST_NGINX_USE_VALGRIND=1 prove -r t
>
> If you see false alarms, you do have a chance to skip them by defining
> a ./valgrind.suppress file at the root of your module source tree, as
> in
>
>
>https://github.com/chaoslawful/drizzle-nginx-module/blob/master/valgrind.suppress
>
>
> This is the suppression file for ngx_drizzle. Test::Nginx will
> automatically use it to start nginx with valgrind memcheck if this
> file does exist at the expected location.
>
> If you do see a lot of "Connection refused" errors while running the
> tests this way, then you probably have a slow machine (or a very busy
> one) that the default waiting time is not sufficient for valgrind to
> start. You can define the sleep time to a larger value by setting the
> TEST_NGINX_SLEEP env:
>
> TEST_NGINX_SLEEP=1 prove -r t
>
> The time unit used here is "second". The default sleep setting just
> fits my ThinkPad (Core2Duo T9600).
>
> Applying the no-pool patch to your nginx core is recommended while
> running nginx with valgrind:
>
> https://github.com/shrimp/no-pool-nginx
>
> The nginx memory pool can prevent valgrind from spotting lots of
> invalid memory reads/writes as well as certain double-free errors. We
> did find a lot more memory issues in many of our modules when we first
> introduced the no-pool patch in practice ;)
>
> There's also more advanced features in Test::Nginx that have never
> documented. I'd like to write more about them in the near future ;)
>
> Cheers,
> -agentzh
>
> References
>
> [1] etcproxy: https://github.com/chaoslawful/etcproxy
> [2] valgrind: http://valgrind.org/
>




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