Ticket #277 (closed task: fixed)
Add ARM to release criteria / validation process somehow
|Reported by:||adamwill||Owned by:||adamwill|
|Keywords:||arm||Cc:||tflink, pbrobinson, jcm, jdulaney, wmmartin@…, test@…|
ARM is becoming increasingly important to releases. Currently we have no kind of formal validation process for ARM images. Let's work with the ARM group to improve this, so we can test whatever is most important to them.
ARM deployment is significantly different from x86: the standard way to do things is to provide a pre-built image to dump onto the system, not to 'install' via anaconda. So a lot of our test suite, which is based around anaconda, may not be entirely appropriate to ARM. Similarly, the desktop validation stuff isn't likely to be super-interesting to them, as desktop isn't currently a priority for ARM and things at that high a level ought to pretty much 'just work'. We should figure out with the ARM team what it would be most useful to test, and how to work testing into their release process.
We may need to write a few new tests, then I think we should design an ARM-specific validation matrix, which may be much smaller than the main ones. To start with we may also want to start separate ARM release criteria pages, to codify the things which are most important to ARM releases.