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Fluent plugin to filter based on Kubernetes annotations
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 Dependencies

Development

~> 1.3
~> 3.0
~> 3.3

Runtime

>= 1.3.3, ~> 1.3.3
 Project Readme

Fluentd Plugin: Kubernetes Annotation Filter

Checks whether the container name is included in an annotation on the pod that is the source of a log entry.

Development

Running Locally

It can be a bit of a challenge to get fluentd running locally for "poke-it-and-see" style testing. One approach is to:

  1. Get a docker container with fluentd in it
  2. Create an app/plugins directory
  3. Copy lib/fluent/plugin/* from this repository into that directory
  4. Create a fluentd configuration that uses this plugin, taking input from a file in the /app directory. An example configuration can be found at example/fluentd-test.conf.
  5. Run the container
  6. Put your test lines into the file
  7. Watch the output

This is not a particularly nice way to develop anything, but it does work. You'll then need to copy the modified source code back into this repository.

Tests

You can run tests locally with:

> rspec

Or in docker with:

> make test

The tests are written using Fluent's Test Driver; this requires the test-unit gem be included (for some helper methods we're not using) in addition to rspec, which is actually used to run the tests (in accordance with what all the rest of DRE's Ruby code uses).

Operations

Installation

Add the following to your Gemfile:

gem 'fluent-plugin-kubernetes-annotations-filter

Dependencies

This plugin relies on Kubernetes metadata being available on log records. This metadata can be obtained by use of the kuberenetes_metadata_filter plugin.

Specifically, this plugin relies on the following fields:

Field Content
kubernetes.container_name The name of the container the record was emitted from
kubernetes.annotations The annotations applied to the pod the record was emitted from

Configuration

An example configuration could look like:

<filter camelid>
@type kubernetes_annotation

<contains_container_name>
annotation dromedary
</contains_container_name>
</filter>

This would look for the value of kubernetes.container_name in the kubernetes.annotations.dromedary field of records tagged "camelid"; for example, these records would be allowed to pass through the filter:

{"message": "hi", "kubernetes": {"containter_name": "beluga", ..., "annotations": { "dromedary": "[\"beluga\"]" } } }
{"message": "wat", "kubernetes": {"containter_name": "humpback", ..., "annotations": { "dromedary": "[\"minke\", \"humpback\"]" } } }

but these ones would not:

{"message": "hi", "kubernetes": {"containter_name": "pelican", ..., "annotations": { "dromedary": "[\"minke\", \"humpback\"]" } } }
{"message": "wat", "kubernetes": {"containter_name": "gannet", ..., "annotations": { } } }

Note that the value of the provided annotation is expected to be a JSON array inside a string (this appears to be the way people suggest encoding data of this kind).

The pass_through_events_without_kubernetes_tags option can be used to control whether objects without Kubernetes tags are passed through the filter or dropped. It defaults to false.

Maintainers

delivery-engineers@redbubble.com

fluentd-plugin-annotation-filter

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