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This repo was previously the core Kubernetes tracking repo for OKD, and where OpenShift's hyperkube and openshift-test binaries were maintained. As of July 2020, the purpose and maintenance stratety of the repo varies by branch.

Maintenance of master and release-x.x branches for 4.6 and above

These branches no longer include the code required to produce hyperkube binaries, and are limited to maintaining the openshift-tests binary. Responsibility for maintaining hyperkube has transitioned to the openshift/kubernetes repo.

Backports and carries against upstream should be proposed to openshift/kubernetes. If changes merged to openshift/kubernetes need to land in origin, it will be necessary to follow up with a PR to origin that bumps the vendoring.

Branch names are correlated across the 2 repositories such that changes merged to a given branch in openshift/kubernetes should be vendored into the same branch in origin (e.g. master in openshift/kubernetes is vendored into master in origin).

NOTE: Vendoring of the master and release-x.x branches of openshift/kubernetes into the equivalent branches in origin is intended to be temporary. At some point in the near future, origin will switch to vendoring origin-specific branches (e.g origin-4.6-kubernetes-1.19.2) to minimize the scope of backports and carries that need to be considered in the context of openshift/kubernetes rebases.

Test annotation rules

Test annotation rules are used to label e2e tests so that they can be filtered or skipped. For example, rules can be defined that match kube e2e tests that are known to be incompatible with openshift and label those tests to be skipped.

Maintenance of test annotation rules is split between the openshift/kubernetes and origin repos to ensure that PRs proposed to openshift/kubernetes can be validated against the set of kube e2e tests known to be compatible with openshift.

Test annotation rules for kubernetes e2e tests are maintained in:


Test annotation rules for openshift e2e tests are maintained in:


Origin vendors the kube rules and applies both the kube and openshift rules to the set of tests included in the openshift-tests binary.

In order to update test annotation rules for kube e2e tests, it will be necessary to:

  • Update rules.go in openshift/kubernetes
  • Bump the version of openshift/kubernetes vendored in origin

Vendoring from openshift/kubernetes

These origin branches vendor k8s.io/kubernetes and some of its staging repos (e.g. k8s.io/api) from our openshift/kubernetes fork. Upstream staging repos are used where possible, but some tests depends on functionality that is only present in the fork.

When a change has merged to an openshift/kubernetes branch that needs to be vendored into the same branch in origin, the hack/update-kube-vendor.sh helper script simplifies updating the go module configuration for all dependencies sourced from openshift/kubernetes for that branch. The script requires either the name of a branch or a SHA from openshift/kubernetes:

$ hack/update-kube-vendor.sh <openshift/kubernetes branch name or SHA>

The script also supports performing a fake bump to validate an as-yet unmerged change to openshift/kubernetes. This can be accomplished by supplying the name of a fork repo as the second argument to the script:

$ hack/update-kube-vendor.sh <branch name or SHA> github.com/myname/kubernetes

Once the script has executed, the vendoring changes will need to be committed and proposed to the repo.

Maintenance of release-4.5, release-4.4 and release-4.3

Releases prior to 4.6 continue to maintain hyperkube in the origin repo in the release-4.x branches. Persistent carries and backports for those branches should continue to be submitted directly to origin. openshift/kubernetes is not involved except for rebases.

End-to-End (e2e) and Extended Tests

End to end tests (e2e) should verify a long set of flows in the product as a user would see them. Two e2e tests should not overlap more than 10% of function and are not intended to test error conditions in detail. The project examples should be driven by e2e tests. e2e tests can also test external components working together.

All e2e tests are compiled into the openshift-tests binary. To build the test binary, run make.

To run a specific test, or an entire suite of tests, read test/extended/README for more information.

Updating external examples

hack/update-external-example.sh will pull down example files from external repositories and deposit them under the examples directory. Run this script if you need to refresh an example file, or add a new one. See the script and examples/quickstarts/README.md for more details.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the OpenShift Enterprise README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.