[Ci-users] Duffy v2: Please send RFEs!

Wed Aug 23 17:07:58 UTC 2017
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 23/08/17 08:57, Niels de Vos wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:36:04PM -0500, Brian Stinson wrote:
>> On Aug 22 11:26, Niels de Vos wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 09:55:46PM -0500, Brian Stinson wrote:
>>>> Hi Folks,
>>>> You're likely familiar with our node provisioner Duffy
>>>> (https://wiki.centos.org/QaWiki/CI/Duffy). 
>>>> In order to support new features, and encourage interested folks to
>>>> participate in development with us, we are gathering requirements to get
>>>> started soon on Duffy Version 2. Duffy2 will be developed with an OSS
>>>> license, and posted in a public repository.  
>>>> Some of you have pending RFEs that we'll deal with during development: 
>>>> - Support Fedora Images (https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=13626)
>>>> - Support for cloud VMs in cloud.ci.centos.org 
>>>> - Support for VLAN Isolation on the Seamicro hardware
>>>> - Support for extending an existing session
>>>>   (https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=9773)
>>>> If you have a feature request for us to track let's talk about it here.
>>> It would be helpful to have an option for keeping extras disks (or a
>>> partition) available for free-to-use storage. This can help testing
>>> features in Gluster (and probably Ceph) that require a block device. We
>>> currently work around that with disk-images/losetup kind of approaches,
>>> but it is definitely not how actual deployments are expected to be done.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Niels
>> Would some proportion of free space in the primary volume group be
>> sufficient for your needs, or do you need bare partitions? 
> A bare partition would be better. For snapshots of Gluster volumes we
> use LVM thin-provisioning and need to setup a VG for that. There is also
> work in progress to support btrfs snapshots, and I dont think we should
> place those on a PV either.

can be accomodated with something like an on-demand install / provision
where you can parameterise the kickstart itself, but the flip side is ~
5 min wait for the machine to become available.

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