[PULL,v5,03/44] Jobs based on custom runners: docs and gitlab-runner setup playbook

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Alex Bennée July 14, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
From: Cleber Rosa <crosa@redhat.com>


To have the jobs dispatched to custom runners, gitlab-runner must
be installed, active as a service and properly configured.  The
variables file and playbook introduced here should help with those
steps.

The playbook introduced here covers the Linux distributions and
has been primarily tested on OS/machines that the QEMU project
has available to act as runners, namely:

 * Ubuntu 20.04 on aarch64
 * Ubuntu 18.04 on s390x

But, it should work on all other Linux distributions.  Earlier
versions were tested on FreeBSD too, so chances of success are
high.

Signed-off-by: Cleber Rosa <crosa@redhat.com>

Signed-off-by: Alex Bennée <alex.bennee@linaro.org>

Tested-by: Willian Rampazzo <willianr@redhat.com>

Tested-by: Alex Bennée <alex.bennee@linaro.org>

Reviewed-by: Willian Rampazzo <willianr@redhat.com>

Reviewed-by: Wainer dos Santos Moschetta <wainersm@redhat.com>

Reviewed-by: Alex Bennée <alex.bennee@linaro.org>

Message-Id: <20210630012619.115262-4-crosa@redhat.com>
Message-Id: <20210709143005.1554-4-alex.bennee@linaro.org>

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2.20.1

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diff --git a/docs/devel/ci.rst b/docs/devel/ci.rst
index bfedbb1025..b3bf3ef615 100644
--- a/docs/devel/ci.rst
+++ b/docs/devel/ci.rst
@@ -70,3 +70,58 @@  privileges, such as those from the ``root`` account or those obtained
 by ``sudo``.  If necessary, please refer to ``ansible-playbook``
 options such as ``--become``, ``--become-method``, ``--become-user``
 and ``--ask-become-pass``.
+
+gitlab-runner setup and registration
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The gitlab-runner agent needs to be installed on each machine that
+will run jobs.  The association between a machine and a GitLab project
+happens with a registration token.  To find the registration token for
+your repository/project, navigate on GitLab's web UI to:
+
+ * Settings (the gears-like icon at the bottom of the left hand side
+   vertical toolbar), then
+ * CI/CD, then
+ * Runners, and click on the "Expand" button, then
+ * Under "Set up a specific Runner manually", look for the value under
+   "And this registration token:"
+
+Copy the ``scripts/ci/setup/vars.yml.template`` file to
+``scripts/ci/setup/vars.yml``.  Then, set the
+``gitlab_runner_registration_token`` variable to the value obtained
+earlier.
+
+To run the playbook, execute::
+
+  cd scripts/ci/setup
+  ansible-playbook -i inventory gitlab-runner.yml
+
+Following the registration, it's necessary to configure the runner tags,
+and optionally other configurations on the GitLab UI.  Navigate to:
+
+ * Settings (the gears like icon), then
+ * CI/CD, then
+ * Runners, and click on the "Expand" button, then
+ * "Runners activated for this project", then
+ * Click on the "Edit" icon (next to the "Lock" Icon)
+
+Tags are very important as they are used to route specific jobs to
+specific types of runners, so it's a good idea to double check that
+the automatically created tags are consistent with the OS and
+architecture.  For instance, an Ubuntu 20.04 aarch64 system should
+have tags set as::
+
+  ubuntu_20.04,aarch64
+
+Because the job definition at ``.gitlab-ci.d/custom-runners.yml``
+would contain::
+
+  ubuntu-20.04-aarch64-all:
+   tags:
+   - ubuntu_20.04
+   - aarch64
+
+It's also recommended to:
+
+ * increase the "Maximum job timeout" to something like ``2h``
+ * give it a better Description
diff --git a/scripts/ci/setup/.gitignore b/scripts/ci/setup/.gitignore
index ee088604d1..f4a6183f1f 100644
--- a/scripts/ci/setup/.gitignore
+++ b/scripts/ci/setup/.gitignore
@@ -1,2 +1,2 @@ 
 inventory
-
+vars.yml
diff --git a/scripts/ci/setup/gitlab-runner.yml b/scripts/ci/setup/gitlab-runner.yml
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..1127db516f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/scripts/ci/setup/gitlab-runner.yml
@@ -0,0 +1,71 @@ 
+# Copyright (c) 2021 Red Hat, Inc.
+#
+# Author:
+#  Cleber Rosa <crosa@redhat.com>
+#
+# This work is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL, version 2 or
+# later.  See the COPYING file in the top-level directory.
+#
+# This is an ansible playbook file.  Run it to set up systems with the
+# gitlab-runner agent.
+---
+- name: Installation of gitlab-runner
+  hosts: all
+  vars_files:
+    - vars.yml
+  tasks:
+    - debug:
+        msg: 'Checking for a valid GitLab registration token'
+      failed_when: "gitlab_runner_registration_token == 'PLEASE_PROVIDE_A_VALID_TOKEN'"
+
+    - name: Create a group for the gitlab-runner service
+      group:
+        name: gitlab-runner
+
+    - name: Create a user for the gitlab-runner service
+      user:
+        user: gitlab-runner
+        group: gitlab-runner
+        comment: GitLab Runner
+        home: /home/gitlab-runner
+        shell: /bin/bash
+
+    - name: Remove the .bash_logout file when on Ubuntu systems
+      file:
+        path: /home/gitlab-runner/.bash_logout
+        state: absent
+      when: "ansible_facts['distribution'] == 'Ubuntu'"
+
+    - name: Set the Operating System for gitlab-runner
+      set_fact:
+        gitlab_runner_os: "{{ ansible_facts[\"system\"]|lower }}"
+    - debug:
+        msg: gitlab-runner OS is {{ gitlab_runner_os }}
+
+    - name: Set the architecture for gitlab-runner
+      set_fact:
+        gitlab_runner_arch: "{{ ansible_to_gitlab_arch[ansible_facts[\"architecture\"]] }}"
+    - debug:
+        msg: gitlab-runner arch is {{ gitlab_runner_arch }}
+
+    - name: Download the matching gitlab-runner
+      get_url:
+        dest: /usr/local/bin/gitlab-runner
+        url: "https://s3.amazonaws.com/gitlab-runner-downloads/v{{ gitlab_runner_version  }}/binaries/gitlab-runner-{{ gitlab_runner_os }}-{{ gitlab_runner_arch }}"
+        owner: gitlab-runner
+        group: gitlab-runner
+        mode: u=rwx,g=rwx,o=rx
+
+    - name: Register the gitlab-runner
+      command: "/usr/local/bin/gitlab-runner register --non-interactive --url {{ gitlab_runner_server_url }} --registration-token {{ gitlab_runner_registration_token }} --executor shell --tag-list {{ ansible_facts[\"architecture\"] }},{{ ansible_facts[\"distribution\"]|lower }}_{{ ansible_facts[\"distribution_version\"] }} --description '{{ ansible_facts[\"distribution\"] }} {{ ansible_facts[\"distribution_version\"] }} {{ ansible_facts[\"architecture\"] }} ({{ ansible_facts[\"os_family\"] }})'"
+
+    - name: Install the gitlab-runner service using its own functionality
+      command: /usr/local/bin/gitlab-runner install --user gitlab-runner --working-directory /home/gitlab-runner
+      register: gitlab_runner_install_service_result
+      failed_when: "gitlab_runner_install_service_result.rc != 0 and \"already exists\" not in gitlab_runner_install_service_result.stderr"
+
+    - name: Enable the gitlab-runner service
+      service:
+        name: gitlab-runner
+        state: started
+        enabled: yes
diff --git a/scripts/ci/setup/vars.yml.template b/scripts/ci/setup/vars.yml.template
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..e48089761f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/scripts/ci/setup/vars.yml.template
@@ -0,0 +1,12 @@ 
+# The version of the gitlab-runner to use
+gitlab_runner_version: 13.12.0
+# The URL of the gitlab server to use, usually https://gitlab.com unless you're
+# using a private GitLab instance
+gitlab_runner_server_url: https://gitlab.com
+# A mapping of the ansible to gitlab architecture nomenclature
+ansible_to_gitlab_arch:
+  x86_64: amd64
+  aarch64: arm64
+  s390x: s390x
+# A unique token made available by GitLab to your project for registering runners
+gitlab_runner_registration_token: PLEASE_PROVIDE_A_VALID_TOKEN