Ethereum RPC tests
A note on tests: everything in the pending state or which requires newly created logs or transcations can't be tested, as the fixed blockchain is not mining.
$ git clone https://github.com/ethereum/rpc-tests
$ cd rpc-tests
$ git submodule update --init
$ npm install
- start a local CPP node at
http://localhost:8080and local GO node at
- The nodes need the following state to work: https://github.com/ethereum/tests/blob/develop/BlockchainTests/bcRPC_API_Test.json
NOTE If you run the tests make sure you update the
lib/tests submodule as well as the
tests repository, which you use to load the blockchain state so that both are in the same state.
Running the tests
To run the tests start the node(s) at the ports described in
lib/config.js (See Start a node with a certain state) and run:
$ make test
NOTE you need to restart and reload the blocktests in the nodes, so that all pending and mined transactions get cleared from the test chain.
Running test only for specific protocols
You can also run only tests for
net_ RPC methods as follows:
$ make test.eth $ make test.shh $ make test.net
If you don't want to run the tests against all nodes, or run against remote nodes, just change the
hosts in the
Running over an IPC connection
To test using the IPC connection, your node needs to run on the default IPC path. Then start with the following:
$ make test.ipc $ make test.eth.ipc $ make test.shh.ipc $ make test.net.ipc
Running single tests
To run a single test you need to install mocha globally:
$ npm install -g mocha $ cd rpc-tests $ mocha test/1_testConnection.js test/eth_myMethod.js # add --ipc when you want to use the IPC connection $ mocha test/1_testConnection.js test/eth_myMethod.js --ipc
By changing the last file name to whatever method you want to test, you can run test only for that specifc method.
Start a node with a certain state
To load a fixed state, clone the ethereum test repo as follows:
$ git clone https://github.com/ethereum/tests
Run the following go cli command to load the
$ gethrpctest --json <pathToTheTestRepo>/lib/tests/BlockchainTests/bcRPC_API_Test.json --test RPC_API_Test
Run the following c++ cli command to load the
$ ethrpctest --json <pathToTheTestRepo>/lib/tests/BlockchainTests/bcRPC_API_Test.json --test RPC_API_Test
Run the following python cli command to load the
$ pyethapp -l :info,eth.chainservice:debug,jsonrpc:debug -c jsonrpc.listen_port=8081 -c p2p.max_peers=0 -c p2p.min_peers=0 blocktest <pathToTheTestRepo>/lib/tests/BlockchainTests/bcRPC_API_Test.json RPC_API_Test
For also testing/using ipc, use the the following command:
$ pyethapp -l :info,eth.chainservice:debug,jsonrpc:debug -c jsonrpc.listen_port=8081 -c p2p.max_peers=0 -c p2p.min_peers=0 -c ipc.ipcpath=$HOME/.ethereum/geth.ipc blocktest <pathToTheTestRepo>/lib/tests/BlockchainTests/bcRPC_API_Test.json RPC_API_Test
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