[Starlingx-discuss] Minutes: Community Call (May 24, 2023)

Khalil, Ghada Ghada.Khalil at windriver.com
Sun May 28 13:28:54 UTC 2023

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Minutes from the community call
May 24, 2023

Standing topics
- Build
     - Main Branch Debian Builds
          - Green all week except of one intermittent/environmental issue on May 17
     - stx.6.0 Weekly RC Builds 
          - Green
          - Build Output: http://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/6.0/
     - stx.7.0 Weekly RC Builds
          - stx-nova still not able to build even after the fix in master was cherrypicked. However, the fix is not compatible w/ the version of git used for CentOS.
          - Tricky to fix
          - Action: ScottL to solicit input from the community on whether anyone would be impacted if the container builds are stopped for stx.7.0
          - Build Output: http://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/7.0/
     - stx.8.0 Weekly RC Builds
          - Green
          - Build Output: https://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/8.0/
     - github Mirroring Issue
          - Email: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-April/014000.html
          - The majority of the mirroring is working now after manually updating the key.
          - The correct / longer term solution is to setup our own zuul configuration project for StarlingX and not piggy-back on openstack
              - Estimate is about 2wks of work
              - Raised in the build project team to determine if there are resources to do this work
              - Story Board Created: https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/story/2010754
          - Action: Greg to review the requirements for github mirroring to confirm if it's required for all repos or just a subset to meet k8s conformance requirements.
     - Transition from CENGN
          - As discussed in the PTG, CENGN will no longer be able to host the StarlingX builds.
          - Build team is working on transitioning the builds to WR infrastructure.
          - Timing: Tentatively end-July / early-Aug
          - Status:  
              - Able to build Debain: the main branch builds (iso+container) as well as stx.8.0 RC builds.
              - All mirror jobs are also working
              - Working w/ WR IT on publicly posting build restults
- Sanity
     - Debian Main Branch Platform Sanity
          - Last sanity email sent on May 23: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014122.html
          - Status: Green for SX. Not run for DX due to lab issues
     - Debian Main Branch stx-openstack Sanity
          - Last sanity email sent on May 23: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014120.html
          - Status: Yellow / one TC failed
     - Gerrit Reviews in Need of Attention
          - tools repo reviews - Virtual Env Setup
              - https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/tools/+/880870 <-- please focus on this one
              - Starting to see some reviews.
          - 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
              - Mar 22: Next action is w/ ScottK; As per today's meeting, he'll be looking at the comments
              - Apr 11: Review is still open. Next action is w/ ScottK (the author)
              - May 4: ScottK lost his setup, so needs to recover the review
     - 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
- TSC Election Update
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014105.html
     - One candidate, Shuquan Huang, ran and his term was extended by one year. 
- ARM Support
     - Discussion is on-going as part of the OS-Distro project meeting.
     - Last thread from the mailing list: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014117.html
     - Jackie Huang shared his status and posted some questions about container image builds and mirroring
     - Action: Scott Kamp to respond to provide assistance/access to some arm machines; maybe
     - Action: Scott Little to respond regarding build questions
              - Cannot mirror more files on CENGN; will need to wait until we transition away from CENGN
     - Action: Scott Kamp to explore providing a hosting env temporarily
- StarlingX Subprojet Meetings Updates
     - Ildiko is looking for updates on the following meetings to ensure the wiki is accurate with meeting times and cadence
     - Build Meeting: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Starlingx/Meetings#7:30am_Pacific_-_Build_Team_Call_-_bi-weekly
              - Action: Scott Little to confirm w/ Mike Matteson on the build meeings
     - Containerization Meeting: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Starlingx/Meetings#6:30am_Pacific_-_StarlingX_Infrastructure_Containerization_sub-project_bi-weekly_call
              - Action: Chris Friesen to provide an update

ARs from Previous Meetings
- None

Open Requests for Help
- Issue w/ pxebooting a second node on StarlingX
     - Question raised on the community call (Apr 26) by Kevin
     - The initial node installs/boots correctly, but but an identical second node doesn't. This setup is using vmare to run StarlingX in VMs.
     - Status: Open / Greg has some information to share, but isn't sure how to get in touch w/ Kevin
- Build System Setup
     - Question was posted on IRC by Kevin
     - StarlingX documentation has a lot of outdated information. It took a lot of digging to find the right documentation for setting up a build env with minikube.
     - Requested that Kevin open an LP to the doc team and/or send an email to the mailing list w/ more details to the mailing list
     - Status: Open / No email sent to the mailing list yet. Unsure if LP was opened.
- Support for StarlingX 8 setup bring up
     - Reported by Prashanthi
     - Email thread: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-April/014026.html
     - Status: Open / Discussion is active on the mailing list. Greg providing assitance. The issues are related to date/time issues on servers being setup as well as firewall issues

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