Story #9759

[Crunch] arvados-docker-cleaner supports configuration from a file

Added by Brett Smith over 5 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Today, the only way to configure arvados-docker-cleaner is through its command line arguments. It should support configuration through /etc/arvados/docker-cleaner/config.??? (format and extension TBD) so that we can ship a useful systemd unit file for it.

Existing deployments rely on command line switches for configuration, so the implementation must continue to support those in addition to the new file configuration.

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#1 Updated by Brett Smith over 5 years ago

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#2 Updated by Brett Smith over 5 years ago

One implementation option: Python's argparse module can read arguments from a file, if you build your ArgumentParser with fromfile_prefix_chars. If we turned that on, we could ship a systemd service file that runs the command python3 -m arvados_docker.cleaner @/etc/arvados/docker-cleaner/config.

It's not especially elegant, but it would be the cheapest implementation, since it builds on the configuration we already have, already implements well-defined rules for if an option is specified in both a file and the command line, etc.

#3 Updated by Peter Amstutz almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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