update_device_data

Updates Device Data (manually or from predefined values in test list).

Description

The Device Data (cros.factory.test.device_data) is a special data structure for manipulating DUT information. This test can determine Device Data information (usually for VPD) without using shopfloor backend, usually including:

  • serials.serial_number: The device serial number.

  • vpd.ro.region: Region data (RO region).

  • vpd.rw.ubind_attribute and vpd.rw.gbind_attribute: User and group registration codes.

  • Or other values specified in argument fields or config_name.

When argument manual_input is True, every values specified in fields will be displayed on screen with an edit box before written into device data. Note all the values will be written as string in manual mode.

The fields argument is a sequence in format (data_key, value, display_name, value_check):

Name

Description

data_key

The Device Data key name to write.

value

The value to be written, can be modified if manual_input is True.

display_name

The label or name to be displayed on UI.

value_check

To validate the input value. Can be a regular expression, sequence of string or boolean values, or None for any string.

If you want to manually configure without default values, the sequence can be replaced by a simple string of key name.

The config_name refers to a JSON config file loaded by cros.factory.py.utils.config_utils with single dictionary that the keys and values will be directly sent to Device Data. This is helpful if you need to define board-specific data.

config_name and fields are both optional, but you must specify at least one.

If you want to set device data (especially VPD values) using shopfloor or pre-defined values:

  1. Use shopfloor_service test with method=GetDeviceInfo to retrieve vpd.{ro,rw}.*.

  2. Use update_device_data test to write pre-defined or update values to vpd.{ro,rw}.*.

  3. Use write_device_data_to_vpd to flush data into firmware VPD sections.

Test Procedure

If argument manual_input is not True, this will be an automated test without user interaction.

If argument manual_input is True, the test will go through all the fields:

  1. Display the name and key of the value.

  2. Display an input edit box for simple values, or a list of selection if the value_check is a sequence of strings or boolean values.

  3. Wait for operator to select or input right value.

  4. If operator presses ESC, abandon changes and keep original value.

  5. If operator clicks Enter, validate the input by value_check argument. If failed, prompt and go back to 3. Otherwise, write into device data and move to next field.

  6. Pass when all fields were processed.

Dependency

None. This test only deals with the device_data module inside factory software framework.

Examples

To silently load device-specific data defined in board overlay py/config/default_device_data.json, add this in test list:

{
  "pytest_name": "update_device_data",
  "args": {
    "config_name": "default",
    "manual_input": false
  }
}

To silently set a device data ‘component.has_touchscreen’ to True:

{
  "pytest_name": "update_device_data",
  "args": {
    "fields": [
      [
        "component.has_touchscreen",
        true,
        "Device has touch screen",
        null
      ]
    ],
    "manual_input": false
  }
}

For RMA process to set serial number, region, registration codes, and specify if the device has peripherals like touchscreen:

{
  "pytest_name": "update_device_data",
  "args": {
    "fields": [
      [
        "serials.serial_number",
        null,
        "Device Serial Number",
        "[A-Z0-9]+"
      ],
      ["vpd.ro.region", "us", "Region", null],
      ["vpd.rw.ubind_attribute", null, "User ECHO", null],
      ["vpd.rw.gbind_attribute", null, "Group ECHO", null],
      [
        "component.has_touchscreen",
        null,
        "Has touchscreen",
        [true, false]
      ]
    ]
  }
}

If you don’t need default values, there’s an alternative to list only key names:

{
  "pytest_name": "update_device_data",
  "args": {
    "fields": [
      "serials.serial_number",
      "vpd.ro.region",
      "vpd.rw.ubind_attribute",
      "vpd.rw.gbind_attribute"
    ]
  }
}

Test Arguments

Name

Type

Description

manual_input

bool

(optional; default: True) Set to False to silently updating all values. Otherwise each value will be prompted before set into Device Data.

config_name

str, None

(optional; default: None) A JSON config name to load representing the device data to update.

fields

list, None

(optional; default: None) A list of [data_key, value, display_name, value_check] indicating the Device Data field by data_key must be updated to specified value.