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MobLab Release Notes

September 1, 2017: Release 9592.88.0
Moblab has been updated to 9592.88.0 Here are important features/bug fixes launched in this release: 
  • The admin link has gone away from the UI. There is a new option in the Manage DUTs page that allows the setting of host attributes (required for faft testing). Please refer to the screenshot below:

  • Initial setup now asks for WiFi access point name and password. Partners - If your Google PoC  hasn't sent you any instructions on filling this out, please feel free to ignore this setup step. This is specifically needed for some upcoming CTS tests.
  • If you are interested in CTS testing, there is a new suite called cts_N_preconditions. Please reach out to your Google PoC if you need help with setup and running this suite.
We recommend using auto-update for this and all future releases, but if that doesn’t work, please download the new release from this link

June 20, 2017: Release 9460.65.0

Moblab has been updated to 9460.65.0 Here are important features/bug fixes launched in this release: 
  • The Run Suite UI now allows CTS_N and GTS suites to be run but with a filtered list of autotest tests.  By default all jobs are run but if you supply a comma separated list of test only those tests will be run in the suite. When specifying the list of tests to run do not include the cheets_CTS_N or cheets_GTS prefix
    An example list of test cases to run for CTS_N: arm.CtsAppTestCases,  x86.CtsAppTestCases, x86.CtsCameraTestCases
    An example list of test cases to run for GTS: GtsGmscoreHostTestCases, GtsFeaturesTestCases
  • Setup for Partner Console notifications is now automatic. Previously if you were enabled for the Chrome OS Partner Console you had to upload your credentials and change some "Config Settings" in the Moblab UI.  This process has been automated. When you perform a setup now, your moblab credentials will be uploaded from your bucket and settings changes are applied automatically.
  • There have been some major changes to how the apache server runs on moblab. These changes should reduce the amount of memory consumed and in general make things faster.  We still require you to have 16GB RAM if you are running CTS/GTS however some qual use cases should work with just 4GB RAM.
    Multiple bug fixes have been made to improve Moblab’s stability & performance
  • Testing has shown that after the upgrade some users see blank page in the web browser, if you experience any issues like this, please try holding the shift button and reload of the page on chrome browser.

We recommend using auto-update for this and all future releases, but if that doesn’t work, please download the new release from this link


May 15, 2017: Release 9334.68.0
Moblab has been updated to 9334.68.0 Here are important features/bug fixes launched in this release: 
  • For all new installations and powerwashed devices the config setting: gs_offloader_limit_file_count will be set to true. Enabling this flag will tar and compress test result directories that contain more than 500 files. This particularly affects CTS / GTS results where we see reduction in amount of upload network bandwidth used.
    If you want to use this feature without doing a full powerwash, please change the gs_offloader_limit_file_count in "Config Settings" of the ui moblab_setup and set the value to true.
  • Multiple bug fixes have been made to improve Moblab’s stability & performance

We recommend using auto-update for this and all future releases, but if that doesn’t work, please download the new release from this link


April 14, 2017: Release 9202.70.0
Moblab has been updated to 9202.70.0. Here are important features/bug fixes launched in this release: 
  • Partner building devices with Android N container in them can now run CTS tests using a Moblab
  • Multiple bug fixes have been made to improve Moblab’s stability & performance

We recommend using auto-update for this and all future releases, but if that doesn’t work, please download the new release from this link


December 23, 2016: Release 8872.67.0


MobLab has been updated to 8872.67.0. Here are some of the important features that launched in this release:


New UI to run test suites A simplified UI to run test suites is now available to moblab users. This UI needs the DUT board, DUT build and suite name (dropdown selection) to start running a test suite. The following screenshot shows the new UI



Running CTS test suite Moblab users can now be able to run CTS test suite on eligible DUTs. Please refer to the above screenshot on initiating the CTS test. It is recommended that the CTS test suite is run across 3-5 DUTs which would take about 10 hours to finish running the suite.


We recommend using auto-update for this and all future releases, but if that doesn’t work, please download the new release from this link: https://storage.googleapis.com/chromeos-moblab-public/moblab-images/stable-channel%252Fguado-moblab%252F8872.67.0%252Fchromeos_8872.67.0_guado-moblab_recovery_stable-channel_premp.bin.zip


Nov 14, 2016: Release 8743.83.0

MobLab has been updated to 8743.83.0

  • In order to improve security on MobLab, users can no longer ssh into MobLab as a root user. Instead, in the rare case that users need this access (for example, to clean out Apache System logs) please use the moblab@ip address and use sudo. 
  • This release also contains minor bug fixes. 

We recommend using auto-update for this and all future releases, but if that doesn’t work, please download the new release from this link: https://storage.googleapis.com/chromeos-moblab-public/moblab-images/stable-channel%252Fguado-moblab%252F8743.83.0%252Fchromeos_8743.83.0_guado-moblab_recovery_stable-channel_premp.bin.zip



Oct 13, 2016: Release 8530.95.0


MobLab has been updated to 8530.95.0 This release contains minor bug fixes. 


We recommend using auto-update for this and all future releases, but if that doesn’t work, you can also download the new release from this link:


https://storage.googleapis.com/chromeos-moblab-public/moblab-images/stable-channel%252Fguado-moblab%252F8530.95.0%252FChromeOS-test-R53-8530.95.0-guado-moblab.tar.xz


Aug 30, 2016: Release 8350.73.0

MobLab has been updated to 8350.73.0


This release integrates a better way to view test results using MobLab. You can now see test results by platform, board, test suite, etc. To use this feature: 
    1. Click "WMatrix" on the top right side. 
    2. Select which view you'd like to see (recommended: "Suite List" from "Quick Links" section defined on the top left side, this will list all wmatrix dashboard based on test suite you've run, e.g. memory_qual_quick). Note: Not all test suites are showing due to a bug, this will be updated in the next release. 
    3. Review your test results from this new view. 
      This release also contains additional minor bug fixes. 

      We recommend using auto-update for this and all future releases, but if that doesn’t work, you can also download the new release from this link: https://storage.googleapis.com/chromeos-moblab-public/moblab-images/stable-channel%252Fguado-moblab%252F8350.73.0%252Fchromeos_8350.73.0_guado-moblab_recovery_stable-channel_premp.zip


      June 17, 2016: Release 8172.52.0

      MobLab has been updated to 8172.52.0. New features include:

      • Please look for the “Config Wizard” tab under MobLab Setup to see this feature.

      • A new wizard has been added to streamline the most commonly needed operations for MobLab setup and configuration. When setting up a new MobLab, you can click “configure” and you’ll be guided through the needed steps to verify internet connection, set up the boto key and enter the image storage bucket URL.  


      We recommend using auto-update for this and all future releases, but if that doesn’t work, you can also download the new release from this link:

      https://storage.googleapis.com/chromeos-moblab-public/moblab-images/stable-channel-guado-moblab-8172.52.0-chromeos_8172.52.0_guado-moblab_recovery_stable-channel_premp.tar.xz



      April 21, 2016 Release 7978.59.0

      Moblab has been updated to 7978.59.0 New features include:

      • This update (and all future updates) will be available via auto-update! Please make sure that your device is on stable channel in order to receive these updates. You can change the channel by going to "Help > About Chrome OS> More info". Please see this help article for more assistance. 

      • Save time by configuring recurring jobs from hostless suite jobs from Moblab Frontend (AFE)

      • A link to the user's image bucket is available directly from the AFE configuration settings, making it easier to check the Cloud Storage bucket for troubleshooting.


      Download link (if auto-update doesn't work for you) https://storage.googleapis.com/chromeos-moblab-public/moblab-images/chromeos_7978.59.0_guado-moblab_recovery_stable-channel_premp.bin.tar


      Wednesday, Sept 30, 2015: Release 7466.0.0


      Moblab has been updated to 7466.0.0 New features:


      • MobMonitor has been released to easily setup and maintain the Moblab device in good working condition.  Learn more about how to use MobMonitor here

      • Enhanced Functional Testing: Using Moblab, our partners can take advantage of the same functional tests (such as Video) which we use for daily release testing. Learn more here.

      • Save time when running FAFT tests! servod will always be started automatically when running FAFT tests as long as servo v2 is installed

      Download link:

      https://storage.googleapis.com/chromeos-moblab-public/moblab-images/chromeos_7466.0.0_guado-moblab_recovery_dev-channel_premp.bin.tbz2


      Thursday, May 21, 2015: Release 7073.0.0

      MobLab has been updated to 7073.0.0. New features:
      • Increased system stability. A number of changes have been added to ensure that MobLab has limits on the amount of CPU/memory used by Apache and MySQL.
      • A revamped Create Job Page:
        • Automatic toggling of “Hostless (Suite) Job” depending on the control file(s) selected for a given test run.
        • Less important options are hidden under “Advanced Options” drop down menu.
      • For partners who have enabled automatic uploading to Google Storage, test logs now offload to Google Storage after 1 day (versus 3 before) to allow for quicker troubleshooting turnaround with Google’s Partner Engineering Department.

      Friday, March 13, 2015: Release 6848.0.0

      MobLab has been updated to 6848.0.0. There are two major features that come with this update.
      • Servo V2 support which provide the following capabilities:
        • Allow MobLab users to run FAFT (fully automated firmware tests) on their Chromebooks to validate firmware
      • A fully auto-update-able Panther (Asus Chromebox) MobLab image.

      Monday, February 9, 2015: Release 6715.0.0

      MobLab has been updated to 6715.0.0 for all devices. This update comes with a major feature release: cros stage. This new feature will allow MobLab users to test their own locally built CrOS images, eliminating the need for changes to be submitted to the main ChromeOS tree prior to testing. Instructions to use the feature are located here.

      Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014: Release 6575.0.0

      • There is also now a MobLab image that can be installed onto the Asus Chromebox (board-name: panther). MobLabs will be supported on both the Samsung Series 3 Chromeboxes (board-name: stumpy) as well as the Asus Chromebox.
      • We have resolved an issue with very large gs_offloader logs taking up too much space. This mostly affected internal MobLab users.

      Thursday, Nov 20, 2014: Release 6482.0.0

      MobLab has been updated to 6482.0.0 for all devices.
      • MobLab now have the ability to automatically upload test logs to partner Google Storage buckets. By default, this feature is automatically enabled. Test logs will remain on the device for 72 hours before automatically being uploaded to the GS bucket. To disable this feature, go to the MobLab Setup page, and change the config setting ‘gs_offloading_enabled’ under the CROS section to ‘false’. For more detailed information, refer to the moblab-discuss forum.

      Thursday, October 9, 2014: Release 6343.0.0

      MobLab has been updated to 6343.0.0 for all devices. This build contains a patch for the Shellshock vulnerability as well as several features. They are listed below:
      • While MobLab's Apache Server does not shell out to Bash, Chromium OS's Bash has been patched thus preventing any unforeseen Shellshock attacks on MobLab devices.
      • MobLab test results have been moved to be stored on the external USB drive. This allows for a greater number of tests to be run without running out of space on the Moblab device. This fix increases stability and reduces the need for powerwashing.
      • Simplified versions of common MobLab commands run from the shell. For details of the code, please visit this site.
      If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

      Tuesday, September 2, 2014:  Release 6209.0.0

      MobLab has been updated to 6209.0.0 for all devices.  This build contains several new features outlined below:
      • New MobLab setup page allowing users to make changes from the AFE.  It can be accessed from the top right hand corner of the AFE by clicking “MobLab Setup”.
      • Ability to upload the boto key from the AFE (from the configuration page).
      • Additional test suites for partners partaking in memory and storage qualification.

      Screenshots

      MobLab Setup Page:

      Monday, July 28, 2014: Release 6092.0.0

      MobLab has been updated to 6092.0.0 for all devices. This build contains bug fixes to improve MobLab's stability as well as a number of improvements.
      • Improvements to the Autotest Front End(AFE)
        • New UI
        • Faster
        • Addition of Tool Tip Documentation
        • Auto refresh option on each page
        • Ability to manage host attributes (Admin Interface page)
        • Ability to pass in arguments and filter test names while creating jobs (Create Jobs page)
        • Ability to abort special tasks (View Host page)
        • Ability to filter suite and individual jobs (Job List Page)
        • Display child jobs on parent jobs (Job List Page)
        • Improvements to MobLab stability and disk space management
      If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.
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