[openstack-dev] [all][infra] Upcoming changes in ARA Zuul job reports

Paul Belanger pabelanger at redhat.com
Thu Mar 29 23:12:35 UTC 2018

On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 06:14:06PM -0400, David Moreau Simard wrote:
> Hi,
> By default, all jobs currently benefit from the generation of a static
> ARA report located in the "ara" directory at the root of the log
> directory.
> Due to scalability concerns, these reports were only generated when a
> job failed and were not available on successful runs.
> I'm happy to announce that you can expect ARA reports to be available
> for every job from now on -- including the successful ones !
> You'll notice a subtle but important change: the report directory will
> henceforth be named "ara-report" instead of "ara".
> Instead of generating and saving a HTML report, we'll now only save
> the ARA database in the "ara-report" directory.
> This is a special directory from the perspective of the
> logs.openstack.org server and ARA databases located in such
> directories will be loaded dynamically by a WSGI middleware.
> You don't need to do anything to benefit from this change -- it will
> be pushed to all jobs that inherit from the base job by default.
> However, if you happen to be using a "nested" installation of ARA and
> Ansible (i.e, OpenStack-Ansible, Kolla-Ansible, TripleO, etc.), this
> means that you can also leverage this feature.
> In order to do that, you'll want to create an "ara-report" directory
> and copy your ARA database inside before your logs are collected and
> uploaded.
I believe this is an important task we should also push on for the projects you
listed above. The main reason to do this is simplify job uploads and filesystemd
demands (thanks clarkb).

Lets see if we can update these projects in the coming week or two!

Great work.

> To help you visualize:
> <logroot>/ara-report <-- This is the default Zuul report
> <logroot>/logs/ara <-- This wouldn't be loaded dynamically
> <logroot>/logs/ara-report <-- This would be loaded dynamically
> <logroot>/logs/some/directory/ara-report <-- This would be loaded dynamically
> For more details on this feature of ARA, you can refer to the documentation [1].
> Let me know if you have any questions !
> [1]: https://ara.readthedocs.io/en/latest/advanced.html
> David Moreau Simard
> Senior Software Engineer | OpenStack RDO
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