docker-worker: Investigate other linux distros (compare stability of startup / startup times)

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Taskcluster
Worker
3 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: lightsofapollo, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [docker-worker])

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3 years ago
Right now we use ubuntu 14.04 this is not really based on any particular logic aside from ubuntu has official AMIs and we where familiar with it. Long term I want to validate this decision based on the following:

 - startup speed : Measured from startup to when docker-worker is actually running (note this has to be gathered either via the logs or some startup script)

 - stability: I am not sure if cloudinit makes sense for us... We see some small rate of failure and don't use it for anything meaningful. It also probably slows down boot speed.

 - kernel support: We should run a fairly modern kernel

 - docker support: (Obviously

 - base AMI size: Smaller the AMI faster we boot (needs to be measured)

 - HVM Support: Is required
Component: TaskCluster → Docker-Worker
Product: Testing → Taskcluster
Whiteboard: [docker-worker]
Component: Docker-Worker → Worker
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