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Create a Container Action Using GitHub Actions

In order to optimize the performance of our application, we need to check the memory allocated to the container during build time. Using a GitHub Action, we will send input and output parameters to the runner in order to insert a greeting as well as verify total memory from within the build logs.

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Clock icon Jul 29, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a Container to Run the Action

    In order to run our GitHub action, we must create a container. Set up the build instructions for our container in order to run the container on our GitHub runner.

  2. Challenge

    Create a Shell Script to Output Memory Info

    In order to retrieve memory info from the container, we must create a script to retrieve this information, and then run the script on the container.

  3. Challenge

    Create a Container GitHub Action

    The action type must be a Container and include the following:

    • A name and description
    • At least one required input
    • At least one output
  4. Challenge

    Add GitHub Workflow

    In order to run the build, we must provide a workflow. Insert the workflow in the directory required by GitHub, then run the build on ubuntu-latest with the following steps:

    • Checkout the repo
    • Run the action from the previous step
    • Output the total memory to the build log

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