On Wed, 2017-02-08 at 22:30 -0500, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> Yes, please stop them from being release blocking.
Well, we need to figure out what exactly this means, particularly since I know
that Fedora QA uses this image for some of its testing, which may make it
de-facto release blocking.
Taskotron uses it to produce the base disk images for testing;
basically if a Taskotron test wants to run in a 'clean Fedora 25
environment', that environment currently gets created from the Fedora
25 Cloud base image.
AFAIK no release validation testing process relies on the Cloud base
images existing, so I don't think that makes them de facto release
blocking, but it'd be good to get tflink / kparal's perspective.
We do have alternative options for generating the Taskotron base
images. We use a different method for creating base images for openQA
(a tool called createhdds which is effectively a thin wrapper around
virt-install), for instance, and there are a few other possibilities.
I believe there may be other teams using the Cloud base image for
similar purposes too, but I don't have the details to hand.
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