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Testing Your Code#

k0s uses github actions to run automated tests on any PR, before merging. However, a PR will not be reviewed before all tests are green, so to save time and prevent your PR from going stale, it is best to test it before submitting the PR.

Run Local Verifications#

Please run the following style and formatting commands and fix/check-in any changes:

  1. Linting

    We use golangci-lint for style verification. In the repository's root directory, simply run:

    make lint

    There's no need to install golangci-lint manually. The build system will take care of that.

  2. Go fmt

    go fmt ./...
  3. Checking the documentation

    Verify any changes to the documentation by following the instructions here.

  4. Pre-submit Flight Checks

    In the repository root directory, make sure that:

    • make build && git diff --exit-code runs successfully.
      Verifies that the build is working and that the generated source code matches the one that's checked into source control.
    • make check-unit runs successfully.
      Verifies that all the unit tests pass.
    • make check-basic runs successfully.
      Verifies basic cluster functionality using one controller and two workers.
    • make check-hacontrolplane runs successfully.
      Verifies that joining of controllers works.

    Please note that this last test is prone to "flakiness", so it might fail on occasion. If it fails constantly, take a deeper look at your code to find the source of the problem.

    If you find that all tests passed, you may open a pull request upstream.

Opening A Pull Request#

Draft Mode#

You may open a pull request in draft mode. All automated tests will still run against the PR, but the PR will not be assigned for review. Once a PR is ready for review, transition it from Draft mode, and code owners will be notified.

Conformance Testing#

Once a PR has been reviewed and all other tests have passed, a code owner will run a full end-to-end conformance test against the PR. This is usually the last step before merging.

Pre-Requisites for PR Merge#

In order for a PR to be merged, the following conditions should exist:

  1. The PR has passed all the automated tests (style, build & conformance tests).
  2. PR commits have been signed with the --signoff option.
  3. PR was reviewed and approved by a code owner.
  4. PR is rebased against upstream's main branch.

Cleanup the local workspace#

In order to clean up the local workspace, run make clean. It will clean up all of the intermediate files and directories created during the k0s build. Note that you can't just use git clean -X or even rm -rf, since the Go modules cache sets all of its subdirectories to read-only. If you get in trouble while trying to delete your local workspace, try chmod -R u+w /path/to/workspace && rm -rf /path/to/workspace.