Task Result Format¶
The required output format for tasks in Taskotron is YAML with particular values, which we call ResultYAML.
We recommend using
libtaskotron Python library or the provided
taskotron_result script to create the YAML output. Read
Saving task results in ResultYAML format to see how. If you can not use it, then please adhere
to the specification described below.
YAML and reporting¶
First up, we will provide you with two examples of the valid YAML output - the minimal version, which just covers requirements, and then the extended version, which uses the format to its full potential Taskotron-vise.
If you don’t need anything fancy, then this is the minimalistic version of the output which, at the same time, is valid for results reporting in Taskotron:
results: - item: xchat-0.5-1.fc20 type: koji_build checkname: mytest outcome: PASSED
You just need to provide the
values in the YAML block.
outcome field defines whether the check result was OK or not OK.
Values allowed at the moment, are
NEEDS_INSPECTION. Using other values will cause the
ResultsDB reporting to fail.
type describes “what” was tested on a high level - whether it was a build
from Koji, DVD image, update in Bodhi, or something completely different. You
can see the supported list of items and their types in
You can, of course, use any other value for the
type parameter, but if you
have a check for repositories, Koji builds or Bodhi updates, please stick to
the already defined ones, so the tools next in the chain will recognize your
item is a string representation of the specific piece, that was tested -
NVR for the
koji_build type, update-name or update-id for the
bodhi_update, etc. Once again - you can set whatever value you think is
right, but sticking to the reasonable/obvious choices will ensure seamless
checkname represents the test case identification. For development
purposes, it doesn’t really matter what you use. Once you want to have your
task run in production, the admins will suggest an appropriate
for you. You can provide test case subresults by using dot as a nesting
checkname are just some of the
“reserved” key-names in the YAML block. Refer to the next section for the
Although the minimal version of the output is sufficient, you can use additional fields to provide more information:
results: - item: tzdata-2014f-1.fc20 type: bodhi_update outcome: ABORTED artifact: upgradepath_details.html checkname: dist.upgradepath arch: x86_64 package: tzdata - item: bluez-5.34-1.fc23 type: bodhi_update outcome: PASSED artifact: upgradepath_details.html checkname: dist.upgradepath arch: x86_64 package: bluez - item: tzdata-2014f-1.fc20 type: bodhi_update outcome: PASSED artifact: depcheck_tzdata-2014f-1.fc20.txt checkname: dist.depcheck arch: x86_64
Going top-down, the new fields are
artifact contains the name of a file in the
contains detailed information about the check run. In this example the
upgradepath check produced an user-friendly report in HTML format, and the
author decided to link it as an artifact.
note adds a short valuable information that should be easily visible in the
package are custom fields that do not have any special meaning
for the Taskotron tooling, but provide additional information about the check
results as such.
Note on the reserved field names¶
The full list of fields with a pre-defined meaning is available at
Apart from those, you can add any number of custom key-value pairs (like the
package in the above example), which will get stored in ResultsDB, and can
be then used for searching. Those fields will be specific for your task and you
can give them any meaning and use them for any purpose that you need.