[CentOS-devel] Adding geo distributed builder hardware for cbs.centos.org

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Tue Aug 11 13:34:56 UTC 2015

On 10/08/15 21:49, Howard Johnson wrote:
> On 10/08/2015 21:18, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> ok, so we need to nfs share /mnt/koji amongst all the builders,
>> regardless of arch or target; apart from this - are there any other
>> challenges ? how did fedora run the shadow builders back in the day of
>> secondary arch's - is that still a thing ? 
> PPC64(le), s390(x) and aarch64 are all Fedora secondary architectures. 
> Each one has its own Koji environment, seperate from the primary env in
> the Fedora infrastructure.  Koji-shadow works by pulling build
> information down via the Koji hub web server, not using a shared NFS
> mount.  As each shadow koji manages its own build yum repos, access to
> the primary koji's NFS mount isn't needed.  My recollection is that the
> original Fedora ARM Koji setup (when armv7hl was a secondary arch) was
> hosted at Seneca in Toronto.
> So, if you want to use the Fedora model, all primary arch builders need
> access to a common NFS mount.  Any secondary arches don't.

most if not all the management layers and orchestration should be
automateable, then its only the user auth and target setup we need to
worry about. if that is the case, then is this a better format to run
for distributed setup's ( I realise we end up with many instances of
koji instead of one.. )

- KB

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