[all][infra][kayobe][kolla] ping not permitted on latest centos-8-stream images

Pierre Riteau pierre at stackhpc.com
Thu Jan 20 11:24:17 UTC 2022

On Fri, 14 Jan 2022 at 16:57, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
> On 2022-01-14 07:35:05 -0800 (-0800), Clark Boylan wrote:
> [...]
> > I don't think we should update DIB or our images to fix this. The
> > distro is broken and our images accurately represent that state.
> > If the software in CI fails as a result that is because our CI
> > system is properly catching this problem. The software needs to
> > work around this to ensure that it is deployable in the real world
> > and not just on our systems.
> >
> > This approach of fixing it in the software itself appears to be
> > the one TripleO took and is the correct approach.
> Thanks, in reflection I agree. It's good to keep reminding ourselves
> that what we're testing is that the software works on the target
> platform. Unfortunate and temporary as it may be, the current state
> of CentOS Stream 8 is that you need root privileges in order to use
> the ping utility. If we work around this in our testing, then users
> who are trying to deploy that software onto the current state of
> CentOS Stream 8 will not get the benefit of the workaround.
> It's good to be reminded that the goal is not to make tests pass no
> matter the cost, it's to make sure the software will work for its
> users.
> --
> Jeremy Stanley

We have applied the workaround in Kolla Ansible and backported it to
stable branches.

A fixed systemd package is hopefully coming to CentOS Stream 8 soon,
as it was imported in Git yesterday:

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