fedora-infra / toddlers

Created 22 days ago
Maintained by pingou
Small Fedora-messaging triggered programs that we want to keep running around
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Toddlers

Toddlers is a simple application aimed at running tasks upon fedora-messaging notifications.

In other words, it's a bunch of small programs that keeps running around.

How does it work?

It is a fedora-messaging consumer that listens for a number of topics defined by each toddler.

The runner will then asks each toddler if they are interested by the topic of the message it just received and if so, it will send the full message to the toddler to be processed.

How can I add a toddler?

Toddlers need to be a subclass of toddlers.base.ToddlerBase (see the file toddlers/base.py), it needs to have the 2 required property and the 2 required methods and needs to be in the folder: toddlers/plugins/ from which it will be automatically loaded.

What happens if a toddler trips and fails to process a message?

If a toddler fails to process a message (ie: it raises an exception) the message is put back in the queue and will be processed later. Depending on the order in which the toddler are run, it is possible that a toddler sees multiple times the same message, the code should thus take this into account and check if it needs to do something before doing it.

If none of the toddlers raised an exception the message is considered as processed.

How does it scale?

Toddlers consumes queues that are created for it in rabbitmq, so you can start as many processes as you like, rabbitmq will distribute the message in the queue in a round robin fashion to each consumers, allowing you to easily scale up or down depending on your load and needs.

How to run it locally?

Follow these simples steps:

  • Install the dependencies:
dnf install python3-requests python3-koji fedora-messaging
  • Clone locally this repository and go into it:
git clone https://pagure.io/fedora-infra/toddlers.git
cd toddlers
  • Adjust the example configuration file so it creates a temporary queue just for you
sed -e "s/[0-9a-f]\{8\}-[0-9a-f]\{4\}-[0-9a-f]\{4\}-[0-9a-f]\{4\}-[0-9a-f]\{12\}/$(uuidgen)/g" \
toddlers.toml.example > toddlers.toml
  • Run the consumer:
PYTHONPATH=. fedora-messaging --conf=toddlers.toml consume

Warning

If you are adding a toddler to be run in the Fedora infrastructure and this toddler needs to listen to a new topic, you will have to add it to the ansible playbook for toddlers, the dynamic loading of the topics that toddlers has works for local development but will not work in production. The ansible playbook is at: https://pagure.io/fedora-infra/ansible/blob/master/f/playbooks/openshift-apps/toddlers.yml

How to run the tests?

  • Simply install:
dnf install python3-tox
  • And run the tests:
tox