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Re: Evolving the GitLab runner setup

On 2021-06-09 11:22:39 +0200 (+0200), Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 08, 2021 at 10:21:23AM -0700, Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 08, 2021 at 08:39:45AM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > > docker-machine is a product by Docker upstream, but is not longer
> > > developed, without any replacement.  Currently GitLab upstream makes
> > > heavy use of it, so I have no idea what they are going to do about it.
> > > But we don't need to depend on it.
> > I wonder if Kata Containers will end up being a suitable replacement for
> > it.  There's even an ITP for it, although it's pretty complex and I
> > think it'll take a significant effort to get into suitable shape.
> > https://katacontainers.io/
> It's interesting, but does it run without root or user namespaces?  I
> see it mention network namespaces and bridges to handle network.

It uses a (usually very stripped-down) qemu with KVM to provide
lightweight virtual machines under Kata's container runtime so they
can be treated as containers by orchestrators like Kubernetes while
still having the isolation properties of a VM.
Jeremy Stanley

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