How to run tests

Unit Tests

Unit tests are run on Travis before code is merged. To run as part of a development cycle:

make test

Integration Tests

Integration tests are currently run manually. To run them, build the binary and run the tests:

make integration

You may find it useful to set various options to test only a particular test against a non-default driver. For instance:

 env TEST_ARGS="-minikube-start-args=--vm-driver=hyperkit -test.run TestStartStop" make integration

Conformance Tests

These are Kubernetes tests that run against an arbitrary cluster and exercise a wide range of Kubernetes features. You can run these against minikube by following these steps:

  • Clone the Kubernetes repo somewhere on your system.
  • Run make quick-release in the k8s repo.
  • Start up a minikube cluster with: minikube start.
  • Set following two environment variables:

    export KUBECONFIG=$HOME/.kube/config
  • Run the tests (from the k8s repo):

    go run hack/e2e.go -v --test --test_args="--ginkgo.focus=\[Conformance\]" --check-version-skew=false

To run a specific conformance test, you can use the ginkgo.focus flag to filter the set using a regular expression. The hack/e2e.go wrapper and the e2e.sh wrappers have a little trouble with quoting spaces though, so use the \s regular expression character instead. For example, to run the test should update annotations on modification [Conformance], use following command:

go run hack/e2e.go -v --test --test_args="--ginkgo.focus=should\supdate\sannotations\son\smodification" --check-version-skew=false
Last modified August 9, 2019: Improve contrib doc organization (3cf9fcaab)