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

Thu Jun 23 07:09:28 UTC 2022
Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org>

On 22/06/2022 18:45, Miroslav Vadkerti wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 5:39 PM František Šumšal <frantisek at sumsal.cz 
> <mailto:frantisek at sumsal.cz>> wrote:
>     Hello!
>     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).
> Fedora Rawhide AWS images are available on Fedora's AWS account, that we 
> also use to test CentOS Stream:
> ❯ aws ec2 describe-images --filter 
> Name=name,Values="Fedora-Cloud-Base-Rawhide*" | jq -r '.Images | .[] | 
> .Name' | sort | tail -4
> Fedora-Cloud-Base-Rawhide-20220621.n.3.aarch64-hvm-us-east-2-gp2-0
> Fedora-Cloud-Base-Rawhide-20220621.n.3.aarch64-hvm-us-east-2-standard-0
> Fedora-Cloud-Base-Rawhide-20220621.n.3.x86_64-hvm-us-east-2-gp2-0
> Fedora-Cloud-Base-Rawhide-20220621.n.3.x86_64-hvm-us-east-2-standard-0
> This is what we use in Testing Farm <https://docs.testing-farm.io/>.

Great, so we now know that they exist and we can investigate options to 
start deploying these ....

>     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.
> Do you need some direct access to AWS? We provide testing on AWS 
> instances as a service.

Well .. you know that it's exactly what Duffy and newer CI infra would 
be doing , so overlapping solutions .. What I find amusing is that we 
now seem to have two solutions providing same thing, using the *same* 
AWS sponsored account, and with common projects ...

Fabian Arrotin
The CentOS Project | https://www.centos.org
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