Re: Stable release testing - notes from the autobuilder perspective

Tom Rini

On Mon, Sep 07, 2020 at 02:59:41PM -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
Hello all,

Em seg., 7 de set. de 2020 às 13:14, Richard Purdie
<richard.purdie@...> escreveu:
Any thoughts from anyone on this?
I second this and at least at O.S. Systems we've been using Docker
containers to keep maintenance easier for old releases. I'd be great
we could alleviate this and reduce its use as much as possible.

The CI builder maintenance is indeed a time-consuming task and as
easier it gets the easier is to convince people to set up them for
their uses and in the end, this helps to improve the quality of
submitted patches and reduces the maintenance effort as well.
Excuse what may be a dumb question, but why are we not just building
pyro for example in a Ubuntu 16.04 or centos7 (or anything else with
official containers available) ? Is the performance hit too much, even
with good volume management? And extend that for other branches of
course. But as we look at why people care about such old releases (or,
supporting a current release into the future) it seems like "our build
environment is a container / VM so we can support this on modern HW"
pops up.


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