[Buildroot] [PATCH] package/gitlab-runner: new package

Jérémy ROSEN jeremy.rosen at smile.fr
Wed May 20 11:30:36 UTC 2020

Le mer. 20 mai 2020 à 12:03, Marcin Niestrój <m.niestroj at grinn-global.com>
a écrit :

> Hi Jérémy,
> Jérémy ROSEN <jeremy.rosen at smile.fr> writes:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am in the process of testing that and you will probably get my
> tested-by
> > at some point..
> > Two remarks in the mean time...
> > * it seems from https://docs.gitlab.com/runner/configuration/init.html
> >   that gitlab-runner should magically create the systemd file when
> >   installed. Did you test that ?
> I haven't. But I had a quick tour over the code that does that. What I
> understood back then was that systemd service was created by
> gitlab-runner runtime. As we are cross-compiling it, then there is no
> possibility to create such systemd service file before assembling final
> image (without compiling for the host PC as well).
> Attached is the gitlab-runner service from Debian as an inspiration.
My guess is that there is very little variety and hard-including a service
with buildroot would be fine...

> > * It seems a sane common practice to run gitlab-runner with the --user
> >   option pointing to a dedicated user so the gitlab jobs are not run
> >   as root. You should probably create a user for that and activate
> >   that option by default
> I am not 100% sure we want that by default. The use case for me for
> example is to have all system priviledges, as I use gitlab-runner to
> talk to /dev/tty*, /dev/sdX and /dev/sgX devices. Some of them can be
> accessed by a system group, but /dev/sgX for example is only available
> I understand that for some cases it is better to reduce gitlab-runner
> priviledges. But I would rather leave that for a future improvement,
> when such need arises.
> I would disagree with that, let's go or the safe option as the default,
but it's a matter of taste/philosophy
not correctness per se. So do what you think is the best.

I'm still in the process of testing your patch. I can't get it to work yet,
but I suspect the problem is on my end, so i'll get back to you


> >
> > I'll test your patch some more and come back to you
> >
> > Regards
> > Jeremy
> >
> --
> Regards,
> Marcin Niestrój

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