Samba testing on CentOS 8
martin at meltin.net
Sat Dec 12 00:25:35 UTC 2020
On Sat, 12 Dec 2020 09:45:44 +1300, Andrew Bartlett
<abartlet at samba.org> wrote:
> One advantage of the current bootstrap system is that as long as nobody
> deletes the CI images that are built, the existing images remain a
> stable snapshot. It is 'just' the bootstrap scripts that break for
> others, and of course building a new image now becomes more difficult.
Thanks for hammering that observation home! I found it slightly
annoying when I had to build new images to test my branch on GitLab but
I now realise that the stability is a core feature.
I guess I could make autocluster create VM images for all cluster nodes
by taking a snapshot of all cluster nodes after they have been built
(sans Samba/CTDB). However, this is a change that requires significant
work. At the moment I lazily unpack a Samba binary tarball on all
nodes and run the bootstrap script extracted from the tarball. Hmmm...
the sanest way would seem to be to build a base image containing
everything except Samba/CTDB and the cluster filesystem. However,
that's what we've moved away from because building your own VM images
eventually drives you crazy (yes, that's what happened).
Requires more thought...
> It is particularly sad that the end-user use of the bootstrap script
> could become less reproducible, that was a really nice feature.
A small hack fixes it.
If you're still removing Bugzilla review requests and are bored of that, please
consider reviewing and pushing this:
peace & happiness,
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