The Factory includes a simple, but effective way to manage automated testing. It’s managed by a feature called the Device Gateway Testing API. This API allows registered devices to report the results of tests. The Factory makes the raw results of these tests available through Fioctl also includes the ability to summarize test results.

The Model

The API is built around a generic model for recording test results:

  Name: string - "ltp"
  Target: string - "raspberrypi3-64-lmp-8"
  Device: string - device uuid
  Status: string - PASS/FAIL/RUNNING
  CreatedOn: timestamp - when the test was started
  CompletedOn: timestamp - when the test was finished
  Details: raw text - could be a summary or test failure details

  # An optional listing of Test Results for when granular details are needed.
  Results: [
      Name: string - "statx"
      Metrics: dict[str, float] optional int - if there’s a meaningful measurement for the test
      Details: raw text - could be the text to the failure


POST /tests/

Create a new test (status=RUNNING):

# Content-type: application/json
  "name": "test-name",
  "target": "raspberrypi3-64-lmp-8"
# The CreatedOn value will be auto-populated by the server.

RETURNS: A location to the new Test object:

HTTP 201
LOCATION: /tests/12345

PUT /tests/<test id>

Complete a test with data:

# Content-type: application/json
  "status": PASS/FAIL


  "results": [
    {"name": "test-1", "status": "PASS"},
    {"name": "test-2", "status": "SKIPPED"}
# The CompletedOn value will be auto-populated by the server. If results
# are provided PASS/FAIL will be based on their values.


Creating Custom Tests

The fiotest project provides a good starting point and example of how to do device testing.