[kolla][tripleo] Podman/buildah

Sean Mooney smooney at redhat.com
Wed Jun 5 14:37:33 UTC 2019

On Wed, 2019-06-05 at 13:47 +0100, Mark Goddard wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Jun 2019 at 13:28, Emilien Macchi <emilien at redhat.com> wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 5:21 AM Mark Goddard <mark at stackhpc.com> wrote:
> > [...]
> > > 
> > > I understand that Tripleo uses buildah to build images already (please
> > > correct me if I'm wrong). How is this achieved with kolla? Perhaps
> > > using 'kolla-build --template-only' to generate Dockerfiles then
> > > invoking buildah separately? Are you planning to work on adding
> > > buildah support to kolla itself?
> > 
> > 
> > That's what we did indeed, we use Kolla to generate Dockerfiles, then call Buildah from tripleoclient to build
> > containers.
> > We have not planned (yet) to port that workflow to Kolla, which would involve some refacto in the build code (last
> > time I checked).
> > 
> > I wrote a blog post about it a while ago:
> > https://my1.fr/blog/openstack-containerization-with-podman-part-5-image-build/
> Thanks for following up. It wouldn't be a trivial change to add
> buildah support in kolla, but it would have saved reimplementing the
> task parallelisation in Tripleo and would benefit others too. Never
> mind.
actully im not sure about that buildah should actully be pretty simple to add support for.
its been a while but we looksed at swaping out the building with a python script a few years ago
and it really did not take that much to enable so simply invoking buildah in a simlar maner should be trivail.

podman support will be harder but again we confied all interaction with docker in kolla-ansibel to be via
so we sould jsut need to write a similar module that would work with podman and then select the correct one to use.
the interface is a little large but it shoudld reactively mechanical to implement podman supprot.
> > --
> > Emilien Macchi

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