[Starlingx-discuss] Minutes: Community Call (May 31, 2023)

Khalil, Ghada Ghada.Khalil at windriver.com
Wed May 31 16:38:06 UTC 2023

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Minutes from the community call
May 31, 2023

Standing topics
- Build
     - Main Branch Debian Builds
          - Builds are good; only one failure due to a networking env issue.
     - 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
                - ongoing discussion on the mailing list: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014148.html
                - Have agreement with Greg, Douglas, Scott Kamp that the container images are not needed for stx.7.0
                - Decision is to turn them off
          - 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/
     - Transition from CENGN
          - Build team is working on transitioning the builds to WR infrastructure as CENGN will no longer be able to host the StarlingX builds.
          - Timing: Tentatively end-July / early-Aug
          - Status:  
              - Able to build Debian: 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 results   << still under discussion
- Sanity
     - Debian Main Branch Platform Sanity
          - Last sanity email sent on May 31: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014152.html
          - Status: Green for SX and DX
     - Debian Main Branch stx-openstack Sanity
          - Last sanity email sent on May 30: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014151.html
          - Status: Red
          - LP: https://bugs.launchpad.net/starlingx/+bug/2021672
          - Issue introduced by a recent up-version to python3-yaml; team is actively working on a solution / code review in progress
- Gerrit Reviews in Need of Attention
     - tools repo reviews - Virtual Env Setup
          - https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/tools/+/880870 
          - Core reviewers have not been active in reviewing the code
                - The changes are isolated and should be low risk
                - Suggestions
                      - Ghada suggested to add a note to the review w/ @<core-reviewer>
                      - Ildiko suggested to grow the core reviewer community
                      - Davlet suggested to split the tools repo into smaller repos as right now it's a mixed bag
                      - Action: Davlet to start the discussion on the mailing list and move this forward
     - 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
- stx.9.0 Milestone-2 Declared
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014143.html
     - Release Dates
              - Milestone-3 - 8/23/2023
              - Feature Test Complete - 9/20/2023
              - Regression Test Start - 8/30/2023
              - Regression Test Complete - 9/20/2023
              - RC1 - 9/27/2023
              - Final Regression Complete - 10/11/2023
              - Release - 10/18/2023
- Restarting the containers subproject meeting?
     - Action: Bruce to send the question to the mailing list to see if there is any interest in restarting the meetings

ARs from Previous Meetings
- github Mirroring
     - 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.
- ARM Support
     - Action: Scott Kamp to respond to Jackie/the mailing list provide assistance/access to some arm machines
     - 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
     - Under discussion in the OS subproject meeting
              -  Jackie is donating hardware, but it needs to be managed by someone
              - No plan to publish images to dockerhub/starlingx until they are part of the official build infrastructure
- StarlingX Subproject Meetings Update
     - Action: Scott Little to confirm w/ Mike Matteson on the build meeings
              - Scott is sugesting to cover build topics as part of the OS-distro meeting. Scott to discuss with the PL/TL.
     - Action: Chris Friesen to provide an update on the containerization meetings
              - Bruce will follow up on whether to restart the containerization meetings on the mailing list

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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