Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 980566
More generic presentation of role names
Last modified: 2018-02-05 19:41:31 EST
Description of problem:
The description of roles in the "Multihost tasks" section could give the impression that CLIENTS, SERVERS and DRIVERS are the only possible choice as role, but any valid bash variable name can be used as role.
The description of role names could be more generic.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
SERVERS, CLIENTS and DRIVERS are actually hardcoded into certain helper functions of the rhts test env (actually, report_finish() is the only one I can see).
If your test does not rely on this (which it may not) then yes, any other value for ROLE will be fine. However, the integration of those role values should either be documented, or removed from rhts.
Any documentation updates should mention cases where the name *does* matter with respect to any helper functions, but the current docs certainly give the wrong impression.