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[PATCH-for-6.1,v3,1/4] docs: Document GitLab custom CI/CD variables

Message ID 20210723110800.855648-2-philmd@redhat.com (mailing list archive)
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Series gitlab-ci: Document custom CI/CD variables, fix 'when:' conditions | expand

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Philippe Mathieu-Daudé July 23, 2021, 11:07 a.m. UTC
We introduced the QEMU_CI_AVOCADO_TESTING variable in commit f56bf4caf
("gitlab: Run Avocado tests manually (except mainstream CI)"), but
forgot to document it properly. Do it now.

Suggested-by: Thomas Huth <thuth@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <philmd@redhat.com>
---
 docs/devel/ci.rst | 40 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 .gitlab-ci.yml    | 19 ++-----------------
 2 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

Comments

Daniel P. Berrangé July 23, 2021, 11:12 a.m. UTC | #1
On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 01:07:57PM +0200, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
> We introduced the QEMU_CI_AVOCADO_TESTING variable in commit f56bf4caf
> ("gitlab: Run Avocado tests manually (except mainstream CI)"), but
> forgot to document it properly. Do it now.
> 
> Suggested-by: Thomas Huth <thuth@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <philmd@redhat.com>
> ---
>  docs/devel/ci.rst | 40 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  .gitlab-ci.yml    | 19 ++-----------------
>  2 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

Reviewed-by: Daniel P. Berrangé <berrange@redhat.com>


Regards,
Daniel
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diff --git a/docs/devel/ci.rst b/docs/devel/ci.rst
index b3bf3ef615b..53df04afb7f 100644
--- a/docs/devel/ci.rst
+++ b/docs/devel/ci.rst
@@ -8,6 +8,46 @@  found at::
 
    https://wiki.qemu.org/Testing/CI
 
+Custom CI/CD variables
+======================
+
+QEMU CI pipelines can be tuned setting some CI environment variables.
+
+Set variable globally in the user's CI namespace
+------------------------------------------------
+
+Variables can be set globally in the user's CI namespace setting.
+
+For further information about how to set these variables, please refer to::
+
+  https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/variables/#create-a-custom-variable-in-the-ui
+
+Set variable manually when pushing a branch or tag to the user's repository
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+Variables can be set manually when pushing a branch or tag, using
+git-push command line arguments.
+
+Example setting the QEMU_CI_EXAMPLE_VAR variable:
+
+.. code::
+
+   git push -o ci.variable="QEMU_CI_EXAMPLE_VAR=value" myrepo mybranch
+
+For further information about how to set these variables, please refer to::
+
+  https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/push_options.html#push-options-for-gitlab-cicd
+
+Here is a list of the most used variables:
+
+QEMU_CI_AVOCADO_TESTING
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+By default, tests using the Avocado framework are not run automatically in
+the pipelines (because multiple artifacts have to be downloaded, and if
+these artifacts are not already cached, downloading them make the jobs
+reach the timeout limit). Set this variable to have the tests using the
+Avocado framework run automatically.
+
 Jobs on Custom Runners
 ======================
 
diff --git a/.gitlab-ci.yml b/.gitlab-ci.yml
index 6dc5385e697..9762dda2ee3 100644
--- a/.gitlab-ci.yml
+++ b/.gitlab-ci.yml
@@ -16,24 +16,9 @@ 
 # QEMU CI jobs are based on templates. Some templates provide
 # user-configurable options, modifiable via configuration variables.
 #
-# These variables can be set globally in the user's CI namespace
-# setting:
-# https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/variables/#create-a-custom-variable-in-the-ui
-# or set manually each time a branch/tag is pushed, as a git-push
-# command line argument:
-# https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/push_options.html#push-options-for-gitlab-cicd
+# See https://qemu-project.gitlab.io/qemu/devel/ci.html#custom-ci-cd-variables
+# for more information.
 #
-# Example setting the QEMU_CI_EXAMPLE_VAR variable:
-#
-#   git push -o ci.variable="QEMU_CI_EXAMPLE_VAR=value" myrepo mybranch
-#
-# ----------------------------------------------------------------------
-#
-# List of environment variables that can be use to modify the set
-# of jobs selected:
-#
-# - QEMU_CI_AVOCADO_TESTING
-#   If set, tests using the Avocado framework will be run
 
 include:
   - local: '/.gitlab-ci.d/qemu-project.yml'