dtc: Add basic testcases for dtc

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Wed Sep 19 12:48:28 EST 2007

On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 10:02:37AM -0500, Jon Loeliger wrote:
> So, like, the other day David Gibson mumbled:
> > This patch adds a handful of simple testcases for dtc.  It adds a dts
> > file which should generate the same sample tree as is used for the
> > libfdt testcases, and tests invoking dtc on this dts, plus the
> > standard batch of libfdt cases on the resulting dtb, which effectively
> > checks that the dtb is correct.
> > 
> > Because the test framework assumes each testcase is an executable with
> > the right output conventions, we use a little shell script, dtc.sh, as
> > a wrapper around dtc itself.  It simply invokes dtc and returns a PASS
> > or FAIL depending on whether dtc returned an error.
> > 
> > It's not much, but it's a start.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: David Gibson <david at gibson.dropbear.id.au>
> Applied.
> > NB: Jon, you won't be able to simply git-applymbox this and have it
> > work.  You'll need to manually add execute permission to tests/dtc.sh
> > before git commiting it, since I can't encode the permissions in a
> > patch.  Sorry for the inconvenience, but it didn't really seem worth
> > setting up my own git to pull from just for that.
> No problem.  Too bad you can't just use git, though... :-)

Hrm.  Perhaps I should.  I've been working with patches, because it
matches how I operate with the kernel, but I guess there would be some
advantages to running my own dtc git branch.

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