[openstack-dev] [manila] [ptg] queens retrospective at the rocky ptg

Tom Barron tpb at dyncloud.net
Tue Mar 13 21:02:49 UTC 2018

At the Dublin PTG the manila team did a retrospective on the
Queens release -- raw etherpad here [1].

We summarize it here to separate it from the otherwise
forward-looking manila PTG summary (coming soon).

# Keep Doing #

 - queens bug smashes, especially the Wuhan bug smash [2]
   + (mostly new) contributors from 5+ companies including
     99cloud, fibrehome, chinamobile, H3c, easystack, Huawei
 - bug czar role & meeting slot [3]
 - trying to tag even earlier than deadlines

# Do less of / Stop Doing #

 - blind rechecks
   + reviewers need to pay attention to recheck history and
     push back on merges that ignore intermittent issues
   + even if the issue is unrelated to the patch we should have
     an associated bug
 - letting reviews languish, especially for contributors outside
     US timezones
   + need more systematic approach (see suggestions below) to
     review backlog

# Do More Of #

 - Root cause analysis and fixing of failing tests in gate
 - Groom bug lists, especially before bug smashes
 - Make contributor's guide with review checklists
 - Use mail-list more for asynch communication across timezones
 - Help people use IRC bouncers
 - Keep etherpad/dashboards for pending reviews
 - Improve docs for new driver contributors

# Action Items #

 - Tom will develop etherpad for priority reviews
 - Ben will share past review etherpads / gerrit dashboards
     (Done: see raw etherpad [3] but Tom will work to get these
     unified and findable)
 - Ganso will create etherpad to collaborate on reviewer/contributor
 - Tom will check how Cinder fixed log filtering problem

-- Tom Barron

[1] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/manila-ptg-rocky-retro
[2] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/OpenStack-Bug-Smash-Queens-Wuhan
[3] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/manila-bug-triage-pad
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