[Piuparts-devel] piatti xen setup
lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Tue Sep 25 07:57:18 UTC 2007
On 25/09/07 at 09:37 +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 September 2007 06:56, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > Looking at this with a bigger scale: the usual process for finding and
> > fixing QA bugs is:
> > (1) run a test over a lot of packages, to get a list of packages that
> > fail
> > (2) analyze the results, and file bugs
> > (3) find out what's wrong, and fix the bug
> > Step (1) is the easy part. So I think that the most interesting parts
> > are (2) and (3). That is, make it easy for every DD to run piuparts on
> > his package. It would be nice, for example, if a DD could create a
> > domU (or a vserver) without asking anyone, get root access inside the
> > domU/vserver, test his package, and then kill the vserver/domU.
> That's exactly what this plan is about :)
> > Also, if it's possible to do this, you get (1) for free, since anyone
> > could use his vserver/domU to run piuparts over the whole archive.
> I choose xen for this, for some reasons:
> 1.) I know vservers and want to learn xen :) (and there is no similar tool
> like xen-shell for vservers)
> 2.) I want to use lvm snapshots with xen (this is also possible vservers) and
> there is a bugreport with patch (#421801) for piupars implementing this.
> 3.) a system with it's own kernel (xen) is a bit closer to a real system than
> one without (vserver), thus allowing to test more stuff
Well, since piuparts doesn't start daemons anyway ... :-)
> Any reasons to additionally have vservers available? If there are no
> compelling reasons I would stick with xen only, to have a simpler setup...
Xen is fine from my POV.
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