Cassandra Distributed Tests
Tests for Apache Cassandra clusters.
An up to date copy of ccm should be installed for starting and stopping Cassandra. The tests are run using nosetests. These tests require the datastax python driver. A few tests still require the deprecated python CQL over thrift driver.
The tests are run by nosetests. The only thing the framework needs to know is the location of the (compiled) sources for Cassandra. There are two options:
Use existing sources:
Use ccm ability to download/compile released sources from archives.apache.org:
A convenient option if tests are regularly run against the same existing
directory is to set a
~/.cassandra-dtest. Create the file and
set it to something like:
The tests will use this directory by default, avoiding the need for any environment variable (that still will have precedence if given though).
Existing tests are probably the best place to start to look at how to write tests.
Each test spawns a new fresh cluster and tears it down after the test, unless
REUSE_CLUSTER is set to true. Then some tests will share cassandra instances. If a
test fails, the logs for the node are saved in a
for analysis (it's not perfect but has been good enough so far, I'm open to
See more detailed instructions in the included INSTALL file.