[Starlingx-discuss] Minutes: Community Call (Mar 8, 2023)

Khalil, Ghada Ghada.Khalil at windriver.com
Thu Mar 9 00:08:15 UTC 2023

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

Minutes from the community call
March 8, 2023

Standing topics
- Build
     - Main Branch Debian Builds
          - No successful builds this week. Last successful build: March 3
          - Builds Hung
               - CENGN builds have been consistently getting hung on running py39 unit tests. Doesn't seem to be related to any recent code changes. 
               - Maybe related to the downloaded content OR the minikube setup.
               - Options: (1) continue to investigate. (2) Workaround: disable py39 unit tests in the short term
               - LP coming
          - Docker Image Builds expected to fail
               - Issue is related to Debian released a new version of git package which is used in the build and appears to be broken
               - LP coming
          - Impact on developer builds is unknown
          - Action: ScottL to send a specific email to the mailing list about this topic
               - Greg (TSC) recommendation is to implement a workaround while the build team continues the investigation
     - stx.6.0 Weekly Builds 
          - Green
          - Build Output: http://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/6.0/
     - stx.7.0 Weekly Builds
          - Green
          - Build Output: http://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/7.0/
     - stx.8.0 Weekly Builds
          - Green
          - Build Output: https://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/8.0/
- Sanity
     - Debian Main Branch Platform Sanity
          - Last sanity email sent on Mar 7: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-March/013887.html
          - This is using the last successful CENGN build
          - Status: Green for SX. Not run for DX due to lab issues.
     - Debian Main Branch stx-openstack Sanity
          - Did not execute this week due to a lab installation issue; investigation in progress. LP will be open if the issue is deemed an stx software issue.
          - Last sanity email sent on Feb 28: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013874.html
          - Status: Yellow
          - LP: https://bugs.launchpad.net/starlingx/+bug/2007303 -- intermittent issue; seen in 2 consecutive sanities
- Gerrit Reviews in Need of Attention
     - Nothing raised in the meeting
     - From previous meetings: Fixes to libvirt env: https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/tools/+/863735
          - Review comments provided in Nov; still waiting for author (Scott Kamp) to respond/address review comments
          - Jan 18: Some activity in the review as of Jan 15
          - Feb 1: Alternative fix proposed on Jan 18; waiting for ScottK's review
          - Feb 15: ScottK is going back to this
     - 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
- Ghada on vacation next week. Greg will chair the meeting.
- Attendance/participation is still low for APAC friendly meetings. 
     - Only 5 attendees this month. 
     - No attendees from APAC.
     - Discuss in the next community meeting whether we need to keep this alternative timeframe
          - No decision made on whether to continue with these meetings
- Release Status
     - Release Planning Meeting etherpad: https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/stx-releases 
     - stx.8.0
          - stx.8.0 release milestone declared on Feb 22. Congratulations everyone!
          - Press release published as well as some media coverage
     - stx.9.0
          - Release Tracking Spreadsheet created: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aTjYzUkExodfayt-rjTv466jE-DP8b_YjrTHhXW6G9w/edit?usp=sharing
          - New features starting to be added
          - Call to community members/PLs to continue adding their feautre proposal
          - Would like to have the majority of features proposed by the March virtual PTG (March 28-29)

ARs from Previous Meetings
- None

Open Requests for Help
- stx.8.0 Interface Bonding issue
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-March/013877.html
     - Action: Ghada to ask Steve Webster (networking PL) to respond
- Deployment on Intel NUC w/ single interface
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013875.html
     - Greg responded: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-March/013880.html
     - Status: Closed / Greg will monitor if there are any follow-up questions
- StarlingX Support on ARM
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013819.html
     - Not currently supported on StarlingX, but should be more doable with the move to Debian and the yocto kernel
     - ARM Support would definitely require work to support, including build system support
     - A few years ago MarkA and Greg did some prototype work on orange-pie
     - MarkA responded to the thread: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-February/013841.html
     - Status: Watch List; will leave on the community list for a few more weeks
           - Mar 1: No further responses since Mark's response on Feb 14.
           - Greg added this as a topic for the PTG
- stx-openstack apply failed after enabling cpu_dedicated_setInbox
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-January/013720.html
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-January/013724.html
     - Seen w/ stx.7.0. Issue only happens when setting cpu dedicated CPUs on a running system. During the unlock, the openstack fails to re-apply.
     - LP: https://bugs.launchpad.net/starlingx/+bug/2002157
     - Assigned to Thales; team has no bandwidth to look at this for the remaining of the month. Will reach out to the reporter to share this.
     - Status: Open / No updates

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