Re: [PATCH nft 1/1] tests/shell: sanitize "handle" in JSON output

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On Tue, 2023-11-21 at 13:39 +0100, Phil Sutter wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 21, 2023 at 01:10:11PM +0100, Thomas Haller wrote:
> > On Sat, 2023-11-18 at 03:36 +0100, Phil Sutter wrote:
> [...]
> > > Also, scoping these replacements to line 1 is funny with single
> > > line
> > > input. Worse is identifying the change in the resulting diff.
> > > Maybe
> > > write a helper in python which lets you more comfortably sanitize
> > > input,
> > > sort attributes by key and output pretty-printed?
> > 
> > You mean, to parse and re-encode the JSON? That introduces
> > additional
> > changes, which seems undesirable. That's why the regex is limited
> > to
> > the first line (even if we only expect to ever see one line there).
> > 
> > Also, normalization via 2 regex seems simpler than writing some
> > python.
> > 
> > Well, pretty-printing the output with `jq` would have the
> > advantage,
> > that future diffs might be smaller (changing individual lines, vs.
> > replace one large line). Still, I think it's better to keep the
> > amount
> > of post-processing minimal.
> The testsuite relies upon Python and respective modules already,
> using
> jq introduces a new dependency. Hence why I suggested to write a
> script.
> JSON object attributes are not bound to any ordering, the code may
> change it.

Don't have .nft dumps the same concern?

In JSON the order of things certainly matters. libjansson has
JSON_PRESERVE_ORDER, which is used by libnftables. Also,
JSON_PRESERVE_ORDER is deprecated since 2016 and order is always

If the order changes, that should be visible (in form of a test

> When analyzing testsuite failures, a diff of two overlong lines is
> inconvenient to the point that one may pipe both through json_pp and
> then diff again. The testsuite may do just that in case of offending
> output, but the problem of reordered attributes remains.
> I'd really appreciate if testsuite changes prioritized usability. I
> rather focus on fixing bugs instead of parsing the testsuite results.

The test suite prioritizes usability. No need to suggest otherwise.

To make debugging easier, the test suite can additionally show a
prettified diff. It does not determine how the .json-nft file is stored
in git. 


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