Linux kernel work can call for you to test out a patch set that someone has posted to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML). If the patch sets are sufficiently long enough, you want to apply them all together, and not have to down load them individually. I recently worked through this, and here’s how I got things to work.Continue reading
Category Archives: revision control
Building the Linux Kernel in a GitLab Runner
Git Lab provides a mechanism to run workloads triggered by a git commit. We try to let the automation do as much work as possible before interrupting a human code reviewer. We want to know if the code is right in as objective a manner as possible before we take the expensive context switch to perform a code review.Continue reading
Exporting a git repo as a tarball
git archive --format=tar.gz -o ~/neptune3-ui-5.15.tar.gz 5.15 --prefix=neptune3-ui-5.15/
These are the options I needed. the -o says where to put the file, and the –prefix (with the / at the end) puts it in a subdir.
Debugging a bitbaked binary
meta-rpm uses groot to build the root file system. Groot will get its own discussion. What I want to talk about here is the steps I used to chase down an error that was happening while generating the root file system. In order to do this, I needed to tweak the groot code.Continue reading
A Long Refactoring: Introduction
Congratulations, you got your code to run! You are done! Ship it!. Just don’t expect to be able to read it next month. You need to maintain it. You need to add new features. It is a mess.
Give yourself a well deserved break. Then come back to it.Continue reading
Running git and gitweb in a container with Fedora
There are many reasons to run a web service in a container. One of the remote services I rely on most heavily is git. While git local operations are fine in a global namespace, running a shared git repository on a remote server is a web-service based use case. There are three protocols used most commonly to remotely access git: git, ssh, and https. I am going to focus on the last one here.Continue reading
Enabling Write access to git-http-backend
While I was able to read/clone a git repository self-hosted with HTTPD and git-http-backend, I found that I could not push to it. Here’s how I fixed it.Continue reading
Deploying a Minimalistic Flask Application to OpenShift
Some colleagues and I were discussing the network access policy of OpenShift. I realized it would be very helpful to have a trivial app that I could deploy to OpenShift that would then try to make a call to another service. So I wrote it using Python3 and Flask. Now that I have it working, I want to deploy it in OpenShift, again, in a trivial manner.
I would not deploy a Flask App into production without a Web server to front it. But that is what I am going to do for this test app.Continue reading
Refactoring in Ansible: extract Variable
“Let the complexity emerge.” Probably the best advice I ever got in coding. Do something in as straight-forward manner as possible. When you find your self repeating code, extract it. Here’s an example from an ansible playbook I’m working on.Continue reading
CloudForms’ Domains Import and Export
DevOps requires that everything goes into Revision Control. CloudForms’ modifications are no exception. But how do you revision control something that is managed by a GUI and stored in a database? Import and export with the command line. Here’s how.