Every journey needs a start, every program a main

emptymain.go
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Our package starts out with some basic imports. Particularly:

  • The core controller-runtime library
  • The default controller-runtime logging, Zap (more on that a bit later)
package main

import (
	"flag"
	"os"

	"k8s.io/apimachinery/pkg/runtime"
	_ "k8s.io/client-go/plugin/pkg/client/auth/gcp"
	ctrl "sigs.k8s.io/controller-runtime"
	"sigs.k8s.io/controller-runtime/pkg/log/zap"
	// +kubebuilder:scaffold:imports
)

Every set of controllers needs a Scheme, which provides mappings between Kinds and their corresponding Go types. We’ll talk a bit more about Kinds when we write our API definition, so just keep this in mind for later.

var (
	scheme   = runtime.NewScheme()
	setupLog = ctrl.Log.WithName("setup")
)

func init() {

	// +kubebuilder:scaffold:scheme
}

At this point, our main function is fairly simple:

  • We set up some basic flags for metrics.

  • We instantiate a manager, which keeps track of running all of our controllers, as well as setting up shared caches and clients to the API server (notice we tell the manager about our Scheme).

  • We run our manager, which in turn runs all of our controllers and webhooks. The manager is set up to run until it receives a graceful shutdown signal. This way, when we’re running on Kubernetes, we behave nicely with graceful pod termination.

While we don’t have anything to run just yet, remember where that +kubebuilder:scaffold:builder comment is -- things’ll get interesting there soon.

func main() {
	var metricsAddr string
	flag.StringVar(&metricsAddr, "metrics-addr", ":8080", "The address the metric endpoint binds to.")
	flag.Parse()

	ctrl.SetLogger(zap.Logger(true))

	mgr, err := ctrl.NewManager(ctrl.GetConfigOrDie(), ctrl.Options{Scheme: scheme, MetricsBindAddress: metricsAddr})
	if err != nil {
		setupLog.Error(err, "unable to start manager")
		os.Exit(1)
	}

	// +kubebuilder:scaffold:builder

	setupLog.Info("starting manager")
	if err := mgr.Start(ctrl.SetupSignalHandler()); err != nil {
		setupLog.Error(err, "problem running manager")
		os.Exit(1)
	}
}

With that out of the way, we can get on to scaffolding our API!