Executable Testing / Test Data


An executable test can be run with several wrappers, e.g. with valgrind, memcheck or a simple time-measurement. Each wrapper run can then be validated (called testers), e.g. with file-diffs or -greps. This can be configured in CMake:

    NAME GroundWaterFlowProcess
    PATH Elliptic/quad_20x10_GroundWaterFlow
    EXECUTABLE_ARGS quad_20x10_GroundWaterFlow.prj
    RUNTIME 35                                                        # optional
    WRAPPER time                                                      # optional
    TESTER diff                                                       # optional
    DIFF_DATA quad_20x10_constMat0.mesh.vtu quad_20x10_left_right.gml # optional

Tests are then run with ninja ctest or for more verbose output with ctest -VV (you may also use other ctest options). If the checker has some errors they are displayed. RUNTIME specifies the typical runtime in seconds on an Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80 GHz with 500 GiB RAM (envinf1). Tests with a RUNTIME > 60 are considered LARGE-tests.

The functionality is very flexible and more wrappers and checker can be added later on. e.g. for running some statistics on output files and comparing them with statistics from reference files.

Run tests with CMake presets

Similar to the configure and build presets there are test presets, e.g. in your source-directory:

ctest --preset release                          # equivalent to running `ninja ctest` above
ctest --preset release -j 6 --label-regex Utils # run 6 tests in parallel which have a Utils label

To sum up: from a clean source directory you can fully configure, build and test OGS with these 3 commands:

cmake --preset release
cmake --build --preset release
ctest --preset release

Test Data

Test data is stored in Tests/Data. Generated test output files should be found in [build-dir]/Tests/Data.

In the OGS-cli outputting to [build-dir]/Tests/Data is already handled (via the -o parameter). For other executables you have to implement this, e.g. a with parameter specifying the output directory.

In code BaseLib::BuildInfo::data_path (from BuildInfo.h) references the data source directory and BaseLib::BuildInfo::data_binary_path references the data output directory.

For adding new data files simply commit the new files as usual.

Notebook testing

Full Jupyter Notebooks based workflows can be tested too. Create the notebook in Tests/Data. Configure input and output directories:

import os

# Second parameter to get() is important if you want to run
# the notebook standalone.
data_dir = os.environ.get('OGS_DATA_DIR', '../../../Data')
out_dir = os.environ.get('OGS_TESTRUNNER_OUT_DIR', '_out')

if not os.path.exists(out_dir):

# ...
# Run ogs; get input data from `data_dir`; write to `out_dir

# Verify results; on failure assert with:
assert False
# or
raise SystemExit()

Add Python dependencies to web/data/versions.json (under python/notebook_requirements).

Run with CTest

Add to CTest with:

NotebookTest(NOTEBOOKFILE Notebooks/SimpleMechanics.ipynb RUNTIME 10)

Then e.g. run with:

ctest -R nb -j 4 --output-on-failure

Run manually with testrunner.py

Make sure to have a Python virtual environment enabled and installed the requirements for your notebook. E.g.:

virtualenv .venv
source .venv/bin/activate
pip install $(jq -r '.python.notebook_requirements | join(" ")' path/to/ogs/web/data/versions.json)

This is handled automatically when OGS_USE_PIP=ON.

Also make sure to have ogs or other required tools in the PATH:

export PATH=./path/to/build/release/bin:$PATH

Run all notebooks in Tests/Data (ignoring notebooks with .ci-skip. in their filename) with the notebook testrunner.py:

cd Tests/Data
find . -type f -iname '*.ipynb' \
  | grep -vP '\.ipynb_checkpoints|\.ci-skip.ipynb$' \
  | xargs python Notebooks/testrunner.py --out _out

Notebooks are automatically added to the benchmark documentation page.

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