Wrap pipeline unit type

The last pipeline unit type is named “wrap”. This pipeline unit is called after a final state is accepted by strides.


Based on internal optimizations done for faster resolution process, wraps do not need to be called for all the states resolved and accepted by strides. If a final state will not be considered as part of the pipeline result respecting count parameter (number of software stacks returned based on their score), wrap pipeline units are not called.

The wrap pipeline unit can perform logic on already accepted final state. A possible use case for wrap pipeline unit can be addition of another justification based on the packages resolved. This is handy if you want to add a justification that does not impact stack score or its inclusion to the pipeline products (otherwise, a step pipeline unit should be used).


Raising any exception in a wrap causes the pipeline resolution to halt, with a corresponding failure that reports the exception message.

Main usage

  • Add justification to the final pipeline product without affecting the product score or inclusion of the product into the final results

  • Additionally adjust runtime environment recommended back to user

  • Register a callback function that should be called once a certain software stack is found

Real world examples

Triggering unit for a specific package

To help with scaling the recommendation engine when it comes to number of pipeline units possibly registered, it is a good practice to state to which package the given unit corresponds. To run the pipeline unit for a specific package, this fact should be reflected in the pipeline unit configuration by stating package_name configuration option. An example can be a pipeline unit specific for TensorFlow packages, which should state package_name: "tensorflow" in the pipeline configuration.

If the pipeline unit is generic for any package, the package_name configuration has to default to None.

An example implementation

from typing import Any
from typing import Dict
from typing import Optional
from typing import TYPE_CHECKING

from thoth.adviser.state import State
from thoth.adviser.wrap import Wrap

    from ..pipeline_builder import PipelineBuilderContext

class NoSemanticInterpositionWrap(Wrap):
    """A wrap that recommends to switch to Python 3.8 on RHEL 8.2."""

    CONFIGURATION_DEFAULT: Dict[str, Any] = {"package_name": None}  # The pipeline unit is not specific to any package.

          "type": "INFO",
          "message": "Consider using UBI or RHEL 8.2 with Python 3.8 that has optimized Python interpreter with "
          "performance gain up to 30%",

    def should_include(cls, builder_context: "PipelineBuilderContext") -> Optional[Dict[str, Any]]:
        """Include this wrap in adviser for RHEL/UBI 8.2."""
        if builder_context.is_included(cls):
            return None

        if not builder_context.is_adviser_pipeline():
            return None

        if (
            builder_context.project.runtime_environment.operating_system.name in ("rhel", "ubi")
            and builder_context.project.runtime_environment.operating_system.version == "8.2"
            and builder_context.project.runtime_environment.python_version != "3.8"
            return {}

        return None

    def run(self, state: State) -> None:
        """Recommend using Python3.8 on RHEL/UBI 8.2."""

The implementation can also provide other methods, such as Unit.pre_run, Unit.post_run or Unit.post_run_report and pipeline unit configuration adjustment. See unit documentation for more info.