Reproduce the test failure by running the test from the command line

It is sometimes convenient to reproduce test failures by running the tests from command line.

Run a Device Fundamentals Reliability test from the command line

To run a Device Fundamentals Reliability test from the command line

  1. Create a c:\temp folder on the system under test (SUT).

  2. Copy all files from \\<hckcontroller>\taefbinaries\<arch> folder to c:\temp on the SUT.

    Where <hckcontroller is the name of the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK) controller, and <arch> is the SUT platform.

  3. To install and start the TAEF service, type the following commands from a command line:

    1. cd c:\temp

    2. wex.services.exe /install:Te.Service

    3. sc start Te.Service

  4. Copy all files that have Utility_ in the name from \\<hckcontroller>\tests\<arch> directory to c:\temp.

  5. Copy Devfund_* from \\<hckcontroller>\tests\<arch> to c:\temp.

  6. Change directory to c:\temp and run the following command:

    c:\temp\Te.exe Devfund_<testname>.<ext>/P:”DQ=DeviceID=’<Device Instance Path of device under test from Device Manager>’” /RebootStateFile:asdf.st /Name:”*< test case name>*”
    

    Where <test case name> is the name of the test.

You can get the test name by reviewing the Run Test task for the failing job. Open Windows HCK Manager, click Explorer, click Job Explorer, click Search for failing job (eg. ‘Device Path Exerciser Test (Certification)’). Right-click the failing job, click Open Job, click the Tasks tab, click Regular tasks, and double click Run Test to view the test binary name.

The /Name switch is optional. The /Name switch specifies that only the test names you specify are run; if unspecified, all test cases contained in the test binary are executed in sequence. You can get the list of test case names in a test binary by running the following command:

Te.exe Devfund_<testname>.<ext> /listproperties

How to use /BreakOnError to break into the debugger

If the Run Test task in a device fundamentals tests fails and you want to review the system state in the kernel debugger at the same time that the test logs a failure, you can run the test manually from a command line together with the kernel debugger and pass the /BreakOnError command line switch to Te.exe.

Running Te.exe with the /BreakOnError switch causes the system to break into the kernel debugger when the test is ready to log an error. For more information on setting up a kernel debugger, see Setting Up Kernel-Mode Debugging Manually.

To run a device fundamentals test by using the /BreakOnError switch, add the switch as shown below:

Run c:\temp\Te.exe Devfund_<testname>.<ext>/P:”DQ=DeviceID=’<Device Instance Path of device under test from Device Manager>’” /RebootStateFile:asdf.st /BreakOnError /Name:”*<test case name>*”

Where <test case name> is the name of the test.

Example debug scenario

You can investigate the following failure by rerunning the test and having the system to break into the debugger when the test logs the failure on re-run.

WDTF_FUZZTEST             : INFO  :    Running IOCTL Fuzzing Test on surface \DosDevices\usb#vid_045e&pid_f0ca&mi_00#7&12099dde&0&0000#{0b9f1048-b94b-dc9a-4ed7-fe4fed3a0deb}\{8de0ff21-6c06-4c27-bfe0-e62612c015ae}. Access Mode=NO SYNC. Open Type=TREE_CONNECT. Opened with access 1201bf 

WDTF_FUZZTEST             : ERROR :    Test thread exceeded timeout limit. Terminating thread

WDTF_FUZZTEST             : ERROR :    Last logged operation: ZwDeviceIoControlFile, CtrlCode=0x22e10b, InBuf=0xfffffc00, 0 OutBuf=0xfffffc00, 0

WDTF_FUZZTEST             : INFO  :    Successfully terminated test thread.

You can set a break in the debugger using the following command:

Te.exe Devfund_DevicePathExerciser_WLK.dll /P:”DQ=DeviceID=’ USB\VID_045E&PID_F0CA&MI_00\7&12099DDE&0&0000’” /RebootStateFile:asdf.st /BreakOnError /Name:”*IOCTLTest*”

Device Fundamentals tests run as Te.ProcessHost.exe (if it exists) or as Te.exe (if Te.ProcessHost.exe doesn’t exist). Reviewing threads running in these test processes can help with triaging hangs and/or test failures.

You can get the process id of Te.ProcessHost.exe by running the following command:

!process 0 0 Te.ProcessHost.exe

Switch the process context in the debugger to the test process:

.process /p /r <process id>

Dump process info:

!process <process id>

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