Randy Barlow: 2017 CI and Infrastructure Hackathon

Last week was the
2017 CI and Infrastructure Hackathon,
held in Raleigh, NC, USA. Representatives from Fedora QA, CentOS, Factory 2.0, and Fedora’s
Infrastructure team gathered together to talk through a wide range of topics and hack on some code
together. It was a highly productive week for me and I suspect everyone else as well. I’ll highlight
some of the things I focused on here:

  • I worked with Brian Stinson to get access to the CentOS CI system for
    Bodhi. There is still some work to be done to get it working, but I’m hoping to get that set up
    this week. Once that is in place, we will have the ability to automatically test Bodhi pull
    requests, and will even be able to start an integration test suite for Bodhi which would really
  • I worked with Mike McLean to make a basic
    Vagrant development environment for Koji. This will aid
    in Bodhi development since Bodhi is so closely tied to Koji, but it will also be useful to CentOS
    and the work that Pierre-Yves Chibon has been doing with Fedora CI lately.
  • Stephen Smoogen graciously set up monitoring on the Fedora container registry for me. Now we are
    able to keep a better eye on it as we work to expand its availability and capacity.
  • I worked with Jeremy Cline and Pierre-Yves Chibon to design a reliable system to get CI test
    results to Bodhi so that we will be able to gate updates based on automatic test results. One of
    the challenges is that the tests will be run in CentOS’s infrastructure (which is a wonderful
    collaboration!) which means that we will need to ensure that Bodhi is able to handle outages on
    the link between our two datacenters (separated by ~2000 miles). I think we have a solid design
    and I look forward to seeing it implemented in the coming weeks.
  • Related to the above, I also worked on giving Bodhi the ability to map Builds to commit hashes in
    dist-git since the test results will be reported by commit hash.
  • There were also a lot of productive discussions around some important topics:
    • We spent a good bit of time talking about the modularity effort. There are still quite a few
      details to sort out here, but we gained a good bit of clarity. It was very helpful to have the
      Factory 2.0 team present.
    • We talked a lot about BDR, a database replication system for
      PostgreSQL. It will increase the availability of Fedora’s infrastructure applications, but us
      application developers need to do some work to make our software compatible with BDR. We hope
      to roll this out into production in the coming weeks and months for our various applications.
      Let us know if you’d like to help!
    • We learned a lot about OpenShift and the systems team even deployed an OpenShift to the Fedora
      Infrastructure. I look forward to getting Bodhi running on OpenShift.
    • There were quite a few Bodhi related discussions that were helpful. We talked through some
      ideas on how to speed up the mash so that we could more continuously deliver repositories and
  • Bodhi’s development environment log is now
    quieter by default.
  • We drank lots of beer.

Source From: fedoraplanet.org.
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