This guide demonstrates how to run a test component.
A component instance is started in Fuchsia when other components request a capability from it. For instance, a test component is started by a test manager, which is also a component, on behalf of a request to run a test.
The guide uses the
component in the
basic example package. When you
run this package’s
hello-world-tests test suite, the test manager starts the
hello_world_bin_test component. As a result, the component’s test binary runs
on a Fuchsia device.
To run this test component, the steps are:
Verify the following requirements:
Build a Fuchsia image
Configure and build your Fuchsia image to include the test component:
To include a specific component, run the
fx setcommand with the
fx set core.x64 --with //examples/components/basic:hello-world-tests
//examples/components/basicis the directory of the example package and
hello-world-testsis the name of the build target defined in the package's
Build your Fuchsia image:
fx buildcommand completes, your new Fuchsia image now includes the
hello_world_bin_testcomponent that can be fetched and launched on-demand.
Start the emulator
Start the emulator with your Fuchsia image and run a package repository server:
Configure an IPv6 network for the emulator (you only need to do this once):
sudo ip tuntap add dev qemu mode tap user $USER && sudo ifconfig qemu up
In a new terminal, start the emulator:
fx emu -N
Set the emulator to be your device:
If you have multiple devices, select
step-atom-yard-juicy(the emulator’s default device name), for example:
$ fx set-device Multiple devices found, please pick one from the list: 1) rabid-snort-wired-tutu 2) step-atom-yard-juicy #? 2 New default device: step-atom-yard-juicy
In another new terminal, start a package repository server:
fx servecommand running as a package server for your device.
Run the test suite
hello-world-tests test suite:
fx test hello-world-tests
This command prints the following output:
$ fx test hello-world-tests ... [0/1] 00:00 🤔 /home/fuchsia/.jiri_root/bin/fx shell run-test-suite fuchsia-pkg://fuchsia.com/hello-world-tests#meta/hello_world_bin_test.cm >> Runtime has exceeded 2 seconds (adjust this value with the -s|--slow flag) Running test 'fuchsia-pkg://fuchsia.com/hello-world-tests#meta/hello_world_bin_test.cm' [RUNNING] tests::assert_0_is_0 [PASSED] tests::assert_0_is_0 1 out of 1 tests passed... fuchsia-pkg://fuchsia.com/hello-world-tests#meta/hello_world_bin_test.cm completed with result: PASSED [1/1] 00:05 ✅ /home/fuchsia/.jiri_root/bin/fx shell run-test-suite fuchsia-pkg://fuchsia.com/hello-world-tests#meta/hello_world_bin_test.cm 🎉 Ran 1 tests with 0 failures (use the -v flag to see each test) 🎉
The output shows that the
hello_world_bin_test component is fetched from the
package repository server and the component instance runs the test binary on the
Fuchsia device (the emulator). See
for the source code of this test binary.