As a plugin writer, I will use Python's tempfile facilities instead of pulpcore.plugin.WorkingDirectory
Pulp is duplicated the stdlib's tempfile module with its
from pulpcore.plugin.tasking.WorkingDirectory facilities. In an effort to add, not duplicate value we should remove this so that plugins can use the
tempfile module directly.
Recap of current functionality¶
The tasking system (with 3.10 at least) already creates a working directory in
/var/lib/pulp/cache/ and changes dir into it. It's namespaced by worker and task name so for example: ``. <--- put example here
So plugins already have a working directory. If they need more they can create subdirectories using the tempfile facilities. Those would be nesteded in an area that is already theirs.
Docs for plugin writers¶
Along with this story a new section should be added to the plugin writers guide called
Working Directories. It should include docs that identify:
- that each task gets a clean, unique working directory, and it's set as the current working directory by the time their task code gets called
- If plugin writers need additional working directories, they should use the
tempfilepackage to create more. These likely should be subdirectories of the one the tasking system provided for them.
- An example of creating a sub-dir of the working directory created by the tasking system.