[lldb-dev] Refactoring dotest as a Python package

Oleksiy Vyalov via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Oct 28 11:49:59 PDT 2015

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Should we run packages/Python/lldbsuite/test/dotest.py instead of
If yes, can we set executable permissions on

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Zachary Turner via lldb-dev <
lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> This is in right now (without my proposed change from previous email,
> although I can make that as a followup since it's just cleanup)
> In any case, let me know if anything blows up.  It took 35 minutes just to
> commit, so hopefully any problems that arise can be fixed with localized
> patches instead of revert.  Although I'm still open to that if it's really
> the only way to get things fixed.
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 8:12 PM Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com> wrote:
>> Todd, I have one question.  If I understand correctly, we currently run
>> dotest.py as a script, which imports dosep and calls some method in dosep,
>> and dosep then again exec's dotest.
>> Can you think of a pythonic way to make this work under the new layout?
>> To be clear, I have it working, just not in a pythonic way.  The problem is
>> that if we put code in lldbsuite's __init__.py, then this code won't be
>> run when we exec dotest, because we'll be running it as a script instead of
>> importing it as a package.  __init__.py is a very handy way to run some
>> per-package initialization, so I'd like to be able to take advantage of it.
>> The way I currently have it working is just write `import lldbsuite` at
>> the top of dotest.py, but that seems a little arbitrary that a file can't
>> be exec'ed unless it imports the package that it's supposed to be contained
>> in.
>> So to re-iterate: the problem is that under the new layout the user will
>> run lldb/test/dotest.py, but dosep will try to exec
>> lldb/packages/Python/lldbsuite/test/dotest.py, which is intended to be
>> imported as a package.
>> What if we have dosep instead do this:
>> # Execute the same script that the user originall ran from the command
>> line,
>> # which under this new system will be lldb/test/dotest.py, even though
>> dosep
>> # and the *real* dotest now reside in lldb/packages/Python/lldbsuite/test
>> import __main__ as main
>> exec main.__file__
>> Can you think of any problem with this?  Another option is to use
>> sys.argv[0].  Not sure if there's any practical difference between the two
>> methods.
>> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 7:29 PM Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Ok, I'll do it tomorrow.  Since it's a big code move I was a little
>>> worried it would break someone's bot or the Xcode build, but I guess we can
>>> deal with issues that pop up afterwards.
>>> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 5:14 PM Jim Ingham <jingham at apple.com> wrote:
>>>> It seems like everybody is okay with the idea of this, so I don't see
>>>> the need for a review of the details of this stage.  If you think there's
>>>> anything tricky call it out in words, otherwise I say just commit it.
>>>> Jim
>>>> > On Oct 27, 2015, at 4:30 PM, Zachary Turner via lldb-dev <
>>>> lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> > I have the first part of the patch in, and the second part of the
>>>> patch (which is essentially just a whole-folder rename with a couple of
>>>> fixups) ready to go.  What's the best way to have this reviewed?  Uploading
>>>> a 7MB patch to Phabricator probably isn't going to work out very well.
>>>> >
>>>> > On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 1:40 PM Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> > I think I have a way to split this into two smaller CLs.  I'm testing
>>>> this at the moment, if so it will allow the first CL to be most of the
>>>> preparation for the rename without the rename, and then the second CL
>>>> should literally just be a straight move with only 1-2 line code change.
>>>> So I'll try to put this first CL up for review shortly.
>>>> >
>>>> > On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 12:49 PM Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> > I've got a patch locally to make all of our Python stuff part of an
>>>> lldb package called `lldbsuite`.  Currently we've got a bunch of standalone
>>>> scripts that live in various directories such as `lldb/test`, or
>>>> `lldb/scripts`, and possibly some  other locations, and this organization
>>>> makes it hard to share code because it is incompatible with Python's
>>>> built-in code reuse mechanism, which is its package system.
>>>> >
>>>> > The problem is, this patch is *big*.  Functionally there weren't many
>>>> major changes, but it renames the entire test directory.  To be clear, it
>>>> still leaves `test/dotest.py` in place, so nobody has to change their
>>>> workflow or do anything differently.  If you used to write "cd test &&
>>>> dotest.py" you can still do that.  dotest.py is now just a 2 line wrapper
>>>> around the package, so it looks like:
>>>> >
>>>> > import lldbsuite.test
>>>> > lldbsuite.test.run_suite()
>>>> >
>>>> > the advantage of this method is that lldbsuite can contain
>>>> subpackages.  It already contains one subpackage, which is lldbsuite.test,
>>>> and I plan to move some of the Python code in `lldb/scripts` there as well,
>>>> so that we have lldbsuite.scripts.  Then we can add a third submodule,
>>>> lldbsuite.shared, and now dotest can share code with scripts, and it gives
>>>> us a nice place to put stuff that previously had been copied all around.
>>>> >
>>>> > It also gives us a nice way to perform module-wide initialization
>>>> that we don't have to repeat in every single test, such as writing "import
>>>> lldb_shared" at the top of every file, since that can be done as part of
>>>> lldbsuite/__init__.py.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > In any case, I have this all working on my machine, but I would like
>>>> to see if someone can try my patch out on other platforms.  The size of the
>>>> patch presents a problem though - it's over 7MB since it renames a very
>>>> large directory.
>>>> >
>>>> > As usual, comments / concerns also welcome.
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