[ANN] Test::Nginx 0.22 released
agentzh at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 22:37:09 UTC 2013
I've just uploaded Test::Nginx 0.22 to CPAN:
It will appear on the CPAN mirror near you in the next few hours or so.
Special thanks go to all our contributors and users :)
Here's the complete change log for this release (compared to the last
CPAN release, 0.21):
* feature: added new sections --- abort and --- shutdown to test
premature client abortions.
* feature: implemented new section "---
* feature: added support for custom http_config filters for
* feature: now we automatically check [alert] and [crit] messages
in the nginx error logs and print them as warnings if they do
not appear in either --- error_log or --- no_error_log.
* feature: added new section "--- stap_out_unlike" for testing
patterns which should not appear in the output systemtap.
* feature: added support for the special notation "$LIBPCRE_PATH"
within --- stap, which is always substituted by the absolute
path to libpcre used by the current nginx.
* feature: now we check if the nginx process is gone in the "check
leak" testing mode (i.e., when TEST_NGINX_CHECK_LEAK=1).
* feature: added new section "--- skip_eval: <subtest-count>
<perl-code>" for skipping tests according to the running result
of a piece of Perl code.
* feature: now we allow a (unix domain) socket file path specified
in the "--- udp_listen" directive value.
* feature: in --- stap values, now we support the notation
"F(func at file)".
* feature: made the environment TEST_NGINX_SERVER_PORT always take
the value so that the test cases can always reference it.
* feature: added new section "--- wait" to always wait a specified
amount of time before checking the systemtap outputs and/or
error logs (if any).
* bugfix: no longer retry connecting to the nginx server when the
child process running nginx is already gone.
* bugfix: no longer bail out the up to 3 test cases fail all their
* bugfix: TEST_NGINX_USE_HUP=1 could not work with
* bugfix: the output of systemtap took the value undef when it was
in fact empty.
* bugfix: protect against division by zero in the "check leak"
* bugfix: disabled the test report ending when failing to parse
chunked response body because the test count is surely out of
* bugfix: the code that searches executables in the PATH
environment would always look up the current working directory
first and might pick up an executable directory with the same
* bugfix: conflicting testing modes may conflict together.
* bugfix: added File::Path 2.06_05 as a minimum requirement.
thanks Andreas J. KÃ¶nig for reporting this issue.
* bugfix: pass --show-possibly-lost=no to valgrind by default
because nginx makes clever use of pointers almost everywhere.
* bugfix: when --- abort was not specified, http client timeout
was not treated as a subtest failure as specified.
* bugfix: the child process running ab or weighttp might not be
reaped in extreme conditions.
* bugfix: we did not close STDOUT and STDERR in the child
processes forked, which could confuse the "prove" harness and
lead to hang.
* optimize: disabled the access log altogether in the "check leak"
* docs: documented the TEST_NGINX_NO_CLEAN environment.
* docs: fixed a small issue in the code sample. thanks smallfish.
This Perl module provides a test scaffold based on IO::Socket or LWP
for automated testing in Nginx C module or ngx_lua-based Lua library
This class inherits from Test::Base, thus bringing all its declarative
power to the NginxC module testing practices.
Please check out the full documentation on CPAN:
All of our Nginx modules (as well as our lua-resty-* libraries) are
using Test::Nginx to drive their test suites. And it is also driving
my test cluster running on Amazon EC2:
Please note that this module is completely different from the
Test::Nginx module created by Maxim Dounin.
The git repository for this Perl module is hosted on GitHub:
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