Setting up the Launchpad machine for parallel testing
The Yellow Squad has developed a tool called lpsetup to replace the original rocketfuel-* scripts that were used by Launchpad developers to get the required pieces needed to begin contributing to Launchpad. While rocketfuel was written for that single purpose, lpsetup has another mission, which is to allow the complete set up and running of buildbot for parallel testing on EC2 or locally on LXC.
Create buildbot slave?
- No use of the juju charms at all.
- lpsetup can only be run inside the LXC.
- Root changes on the host will only be done via puppet scripts written by IS.
Setup host as root
Install required packages and PPAs
apt-add-repository ppa:launchpad/ppa apt-add-repository "deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main universe" apt-get update apt-get install ssh bzr apache2.2-common buildbot/lucid testrepository haveged subunit lxc libvirt-bin lpsetup
Make buildbot user/group as needed
# Some versions of LXC require the user to have a group. Bug #942850. addgroup buildbot usermod --gid buildbot buildbot usermod -s /bin/sh buildbot
Install buildbot from http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~launchpad/lpbuildbot/public
Generate ssh keys for buildbot user named launchpad_lxc_id_rsa
ssh-keyscan -t rsa bazaar.launchpad.net >> ~buildbot/.ssh/known_hosts
Add new public key to ~buildbot/.ssh/authorized_keys
Set up bzr whoami: bzr whoami “Launchpad PQM <firstname.lastname@example.org>“
Disable apparmor profiles for lxc:
ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.lxc-start /etc/apparmor.d/disable/ apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.lxc-start
lxc.network.type = veth lxc.network.link = lxcbr0 lxc.network.flags = up
Create an LXC named “lptests”: lxc-create -t ubuntu -n lptests -f /etc/lxc/lp-setup.conf -- -r lucid -a i386 -b buildbot
Authorize root connections to the LXC:
mkdir /var/lib/lxc/lptests/rootfs/root/.ssh cp ~buildbot/.ssh/authorized_keys /var/lib/lxc/lptests/rootfs/root/.ssh/
Append to /var/lib/lxc/lptests/fstab the line
none dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
This step must be removed when lucid is no longer used as the LXC OS.
Start the lxc: lxc-start -n lptests -d
- Wait for the LXC to start and accept connections.
Install the three scripts needed by buildbot: lp-setup-lxc-build, lp-setup-lxc-cleanup, and lp-setup-lxc-test. They will go into /usr/local/bin.
Create /etc/sudoers.d/launchpad-buildbot with the line
buildbot ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/local/bin/lp-setup-lxc-cleanup, /usr/local/bin/lp-setup-lxc-build, /usr/local/bin/lp-setup-lxc-test
chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers.d/launchpad-buildbot
Disable hardlink restriction (remove when 944386 is resolved):
echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/yama/protected_nonaccess_hardlinks
It is possible to connect via ssh to the container using: ssh -i ~buildbot/.ssh/launchpad_lxc_id_rsa `lp-lxc-ip -n lptests -i eth0`
Inside the container as root
apt-get install python-software-properties add-apt-repository ppa:yellow/ppa apt-get clean && apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install lpsetup
Now use lpsetup to finish the provisioning of the container:
lp-setup init-target --yes -u buildbot -S launchpad_lxc_id_rsa --skip-steps setup_home -f "Launchpad PQM" -E email@example.com
Inside the container as buildbot
lp-setup init-repo --yes --use-http --no-checkout -r ~/slaves/slave
lp-setup update ~/slaves/slave/devel --use-http
Inside the container as root, again
poweroff If that doesn’t work lxc-stop -n lptests in the host.