NAME

varnishtest - Test program for Varnish

SYNOPSIS

varnishtest [-iklLqv] [-n iter] [-D name=val] [-j jobs] [-t duration] file [file ...]

DESCRIPTION

The varnishtest program is a script driven program used to test the Varnish Cache.

The varnishtest program, when started and given one or more script files, can create a number of threads representing backends, some threads representing clients, and a varnishd process. This is then used to simulate a transaction to provoke a specific behavior.

The following options are available:

-D name=val Define macro for use in scripts

-i
Find varnishd in build tree
-j jobs
Run this many tests in parallel
-k
Continue on test failure
-l
Leave temporary vtc.* if test fails
-L
Always leave temporary vtc.*
-n iterations
Run tests this many times
-q
Quiet mode: report only failures
-t duration
Time tests out after this long
-v
Verbose mode: always report test log
-h
Show help

file File to use as a script

Macro definitions that can be overridden.

varnishd Path to varnishd to use [varnishd]

If TMPDIR is set in the environment, varnishtest creates temporary vtc.* directories for each test in $TMPDIR, otherwise in /tmp.

SCRIPTS

The script language used for Varnishtest is not a strictly defined language. The best reference for writing scripts is the varnishtest program itself. In the Varnish source code repository, under bin/varnishtest/tests/, all the regression tests for Varnish are kept.

An example:

varnishtest "#1029"

server s1 {
        rxreq
        expect req.url == "/bar"
        txresp -gzipbody {[bar]}

        rxreq
        expect req.url == "/foo"
        txresp -body {<h1>FOO<esi:include src="/bar"/>BARF</h1>}

} -start

varnish v1 -vcl+backend {
        sub vcl_backend_response {
                set beresp.do_esi = true;
                if (bereq.url == "/foo") {
                        set beresp.ttl = 0s;
                } else {
                        set beresp.ttl = 10m;
                }
        }
} -start

client c1 {
        txreq -url "/bar" -hdr "Accept-Encoding: gzip"
        rxresp
        gunzip
        expect resp.bodylen == 5

        txreq -url "/foo" -hdr "Accept-Encoding: gzip"
        rxresp
        expect resp.bodylen == 21
} -run

When run, the above script will simulate a server (s1) that expects two different requests. It will start a Varnish server (v1) and add the backend definition to the VCL specified (-vcl+backend). Finally it starts the c1-client, which is a single client sending two requests.

SEE ALSO

varnishtest source code repository with tests
varnishhist(1)
varnishlog(1)
varnishncsa(1)
varnishstat(1)
varnishtop(1)
vcl(7)

HISTORY

The varnishtest program was developed by Poul-Henning Kamp <phk [at] phk.freebsd.dk> in cooperation with Varnish Software AS. This manual page was originally written by Stig Sandbeck Mathisen <ssm [at] linpro.no> and updated by Kristian LyngstĂžl <kristian [at] varnish-cache.org>.

COPYRIGHT

This document is licensed under the same licence as Varnish itself. See LICENCE for details.

Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Varnish Software AS