[Starlingx-discuss] Minutes: Community Call (Sep 14 2022)

Khalil, Ghada Ghada.Khalil at windriver.com
Thu Sep 15 20:55:26 UTC 2022

Etherpad: https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/stx-status

Minutes from the community call
September 14, 2022

Standing topics
- Build
     - Main Branch CentOS Builds
          - Builds have been green all week
     - Main Branch Debian Builds
          - Builds have been green 6/7 days last week. One intermittent issue seen, but the follow-up build passed.
     - When will CentOS builds stop?
          - Criteria for discussion
                - Container builds all transitioned to build as part of Debian
                       - This can be a soft target given most container images are statically tagged, so previously built containers can continue to be used if a rebuild is not required.
                       - However, once a rebuild is required, the team responsible would have to transition the container build to be part of Debian builds
                - Support for most/all deployment configs in Debian
                       - AIO-SX, AIO-DX, Standard, Storage, DC
                - Regular sanity running on Debian builds
                - stx-openstack
                       - Currently only built and supported in CentOS
                       - Will need a decision on whether transitioning stx-openstack to Debian is a gating item for stopping the CentOS builds
- Sanity
     - CentOS Main Branch Sanity w/o stx-openstack
          - AIO-SX sanity was green. https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2022-September/013359.html
          - AIO-DX sanity was not run due to a config/env issue
     - CentOS Main Branch Sanity w/ stx-openstack
          - Sanity was run last week and was yellow (same as stx.7.0) >> Action to ensure reports are sent to the emailing list
          - Sanity pipeline hit some issues this week which are under investigation
     - Debian Main Branch Sanity
          - Action: Rob to look at plan to start these executions
          - Need to consider an overlap period with both CentOS & Debian sanities running to ensure Debian is stable before discontinuing CentOS sanity.
     - Team is also working on automating sanity emails to the mailing list
          - Was discussed within the stx test team and there are some challenges with implementation.
          - For now, the team will send the reports manually and follow the required "subject" format for tagging builds as green in CENGN
- Gerrit Reviews in Need of Attention
     - FEC Operator Configurability
          - https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/app-sriov-fec-operator/+/845179  >> Merged
          - Follow-up reviews are now promptly reviewed and merging
     - Reference Links:
          - Active Branch (open): https://review.opendev.org/q/projects:starlingx+is:open+branch:+master
          - Active Branch (merged): https://review.opendev.org/q/projects:starlingx+is:merged+branch:master

Topics for this week
- stx.7.0 Status
     - Release milestone has been declared as of Sept 9.
          - Email Announcement: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2022-September/013352.html
     - Blogs
          - Release Blog was merged / released on Tuesday Sep 13 as per plan
          - Pull Request: https://github.com/StarlingXWeb/starlingx-website/pull/201/
     - Email follow-up regarding live updates/upgrades support
          - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2022-September/013354.html
          - Upgrades are not officially supported as per https://docs.starlingx.io/introduction/consuming.html
          - Need to clarify this in the Updates/Upgrades section as well: 
          - Action: Greg/Steve to respond to the thread and open follow-up doc LPs to clarify the documentation

ARs from Previous Meetings
- Action: Rob to confirm if the bi-weekly build meeting is active and send the date for the next meeting to the mailing list.
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2022-September/013354.html
          - Still open

Open Requests for Help
- Base OS for stx.6.0: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2022-August/013206.html
     - Closed. Greg responded: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2022-September/013348.html
- Wireguard issue
     - Tracked by LP: https://bugs.launchpad.net/starlingx/+bug/1984125
     - Based on OS team meeting on Sept 14 (https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/stx-distro-other ), testing is successful. Team plans to submit patch to the stx main branch.
- Rebuilding ISOs
     - No update this week
     - Last Status:
          - Raised on the call by Scott Kamp
          - Scott and team are struggling to rebuild the starlingx source to prototype code changes. The documented process does not seem to be clear.
          - Suggestion is to attend the bi-weekly build meeting to provide feedback and get help.
          - Action: Rob to confirm if the bi-weekly build meeting is active and send the date for the next meeting to the mailing list. << still open
          - Scott will also look at the latest updates to the build guide as they were updated recently.

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