Controlling Test Execution Order

Slash offers a hook called tests_loaded which can be used, among else, to control the test execution order. Tests are sorted by a dedicated key in their metadata (a.k.a the __slash__ attribute), which defaults to the discovery order. You can set your hook registration to modify the tests as you see fit, for instance to reverse test order:

def tests_loaded(tests):
    for index, test in enumerate(reversed(tests)):

The above code is best placed in a file at the root of your test repository.

Interactive Tests

Controlling Interactive Namespaces from Plugins

You can customize the namespace available by default to interactive tests run with Slash (like slash run -i) using the special hook slash.hooks.before_interactive_shell(namespace):

class MyPlugin(PluginInterface):

    def before_interactive_shell(self, namespace):
        namespace['lab_name'] = 'MicrowaveLab'

Now when running your session interactively you’ll get:

$ slash run -i
In [1]: lab_name
Out[1]: 'MicrowaveLab'


Adding Multiple Log Files to a Single Test Result

Slash result objects contain the main path of the log file created by Slash (if logging is properly configured for the current run).

In some cases it may be desirable to include multiple log files for the current test. This can be useful, for example, if the current test runs additional tools or processes emitting additional logs:

import slash
import subprocess

def test_running_validation_tool():
    log_dir = slash.context.result.get_log_dir()
    log_file = os.path.join(log_dir, "tool.log")


    with open(os.path.join(log_dir, "tool.log"), "w") as logfile:
        res ='/bin/validation_tool -l {log_dir}', shell=True, stdout=logfile)

You can also configure extre session paths, for example from plugins:

class MyPlugin(slash.plugins.PluginInterface):

    def get_name(self):
        return "my plugin"

    def get_default_config(self):
        retrun {'extra_log_path': ''}

    def session_start(self):
        log_path = slash.config.root.plugin_config.my_plugin.extra_log_path
        if log_path: