[Ci-users] Fedora Rawhide images on the EC2 instances

Wed Jun 22 15:39:27 UTC 2022
František Šumšal <frantisek at sumsal.cz>


After reading & discussing the recent news regarding the move to AWS, I wonder if it would be possible to provide Fedora Rawhide images along with the C8S and C9S ones (and maybe active stable Fedora releases as well).

A bit of background: In the systemd project we have several jobs with utilize Vagrant to run an Arch Linux VMs, in which we run tests alongside the C8S/C9S jobs, to cover issues with the latest-ish kernel and other software, and to also hunt down security issues with the latest versions of ASan and UBSan. However, all this is held together by a lot of duct tape and sheer will power, and in the end it requires an EC2 Metal instance to run, due to the additional level of virtualization.

If we were able to provision Rawhide instances directly (which should help us achieve the same goal as the Arch Linux VMs we currently use), that could, in theory, allow us to drop the requirement for Metal instances completely.

As far as I know, there are Fedora Rawhide AMIs[0], which should make this much easier, but that's all I can say, since I have almost zero experience with AWS overall.

Thank you!


[0] https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=Test_Results:Current_Cloud_Test&redirect=no

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