[openstack-dev] [ironic] this week's priorities and subteam reports

Yeleswarapu, Ramamani ramamani.yeleswarapu at intel.com
Mon Mar 19 18:25:33 UTC 2018


We are glad to present this week's priorities and subteam report for Ironic. As usual, this is pulled directly from the Ironic whiteboard[0] and formatted.

This Week's Priorities (as of the weekly ironic meeting)

Weekly priorities
- Critical Sushy bug fix https://review.openstack.org/#/c/552817/
- Deploy Steps
    - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/549493/
- Remaining Rescue patches
    - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/546919/ - Fix a bug for unrescuiing with whole disk image
        - better fix: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/499050/  - Fix ``agent`` deploy interface to call ``boot.prepare_instance`` Updated 19-Mar-2018.
    - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/538119/ - Rescue mode standalone tests
    - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/528699/ - Tempest tests with nova (This can land after nova work is done. But, it should be ready to get the nova patch reviewed.)
- Nova virt lying to Nova regarding resources fix
    - high bug for ironic
    - Placement has issues after upgrade if ironic is unreachable for too long Current WIP: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/545479/
        - https://bugs.launchpad.net/nova/+bug/1750450
    - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/545479/
- Management interface boot_mode change
    - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/526773/

Vendor priorities
    Patches in works for SDK update, but not posted yet, currently rebuilding third party CI infra after a disaster...
    RFE and first several patches for adding UEFI support will be posted by Tuesday, 1/9
    https://review.openstack.org/#/c/530838/ - OOB Raid spec for iLO5

    None at this time - No subteam at present.

Subproject priorities

ironic-inspector (or its client):



sushy and the redfish driver:

Bugs (dtantsur, vdrok, TheJulia)
- Stats (diff between  12 Mar 2018 and 19 Mar 2018)
- Ironic: 225 bugs (+14) + 250 wishlist items (+2). 15 new (+10), 152 in progress, 1 critical, 36 high (+3) and 26 incomplete (+2)
- Inspector: 15 bugs (+1) + 26 wishlist items. 1 new (+1), 14 in progress, 0 critical, 3 high and 4 incomplete
- Nova bugs with Ironic tag: 14 (-1). 1 new, 0 critical, 0 high
- critical:
    - sushy: https://bugs.launchpad.net/sushy/+bug/1754514 (basic auth broken when SessionService is not present)
- note: the increase in bug count is probably because now the dashboard tracks virtualbmc and networking-baremetal
- the dashboard was abruptly deleted and needs a new home :(
- use it locally with `tox -erun` if you need to
- HIGH bugs with patches to review:
- Clean steps are not tested in gate https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1523640: Add manual clean step ironic standalone test https://review.openstack.org/#/c/429770/15
    - Needs to be reproposed to the ironic tempest plugin repository.
- prepare_instance() is not called for whole disk images with 'agent' deploy interface https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1713916:
    - Fix ``agent`` deploy interface to call ``boot.prepare_instance`` https://review.openstack.org/#/c/499050/
        - (TheJulia) Currently WF-1, as revision is required for deprecation.


Deploy Steps (rloo, mgoddard)
- status as of 19 March 2018:
    - spec for deployment steps framework: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/549493/
        - more reviews welcome; needs update

BIOS config framework(zshi, yolanda, moddard, hshiina)
- status as of 19 March 2018:
    - Spec has merged: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/496481/
    - https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1712032+(status:open+OR+status:merged)

Conductor Location Awareness (jroll, dtantsur)
- no update, will write spec soonish

Reference architecture guide (dtantsur, jroll)
- status as of 19 Feb 2018:
    - Dublin PTG consensus was to start with small architectural building blocks.
        - basic architecture explanation: https://review.openstack.org/554284
            - (mostly moves stuff from the user guide)
    - list of cases from the Denver PTG
        - Admin-only provisioner
            - small and/or rare: TODO
                - non-HA acceptable, noop/flat network acceptable
            - large and/or frequent: TODO
                - HA required, neutron network or noop (static) network
        - Bare metal cloud for end users
            - smaller single-site: TODO
                - non-HA, ironic conductors on controllers and noop/flat network acceptable
            - larger single-site: TODO
                - HA, split out ironic conductors, neutron networking, virtual media > iPXE > PXE/TFTP
                - split out TFTP servers if you need them?
            - larger multi-site: TODO
                - cells v2
                - ditto as single-site otherwise?

Graphical console interface (mkrai, anup-d-navare, TheJulia)
- status as of 19 Mar 2018:
    - VNC Graphical console spec: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/306074/
        - needs update, address comments
    - nova blueprint: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/ironic-vnc-console

Neutron event processing (vdrok)
- status as of 19 Mar 2018:
    - spec at https://review.openstack.org/343684
        - Needs update
    - WIP code at https://review.openstack.org/440778
        - code is being rewritten to look a bit nicer (major rewrite), spec update coming afterwards


Updating nova virt to use REST API (TheJulia)
Status as of 19 Mar 2018:
    Two phases to implement:
        1) Rewrite unit tests away from object usage.
            (TheJulia) Posted an initial sample of what this will look like to nova.   https://review.openstack.org/#/c/553699/
        2) Rewriting the actual calls in the driver to use rest, and then removing python-ironicclient.

Storyboard migration (TheJulia, dtantsur)
Status as of March 19th
    - Test instance with some ironic data is available at https://nuc.mirroruniverse.org
        - Please explore, see TheJulia with questions.
    - Storyboard team has confirmed that data migrates out of Launchpad without issues, and that our data would be migrated into individual projects in a top level "ironic" project group.
        - Ironic seems to take 4-6 hours, all other subprojects seem to take 5-20 minutes.

Management interface refactoring (etingof, dtantsur)
- Status as of March 19th:
    - boot mode in ManagementInterface: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/526773/

Getting clean steps (rloo, TheJulia)
- Status as of March 19th:
    - TheJulia to pickup state machine related spec this week and resume.

Project vision (jroll, TheJulia)
- Status as of March 19th:
    - jroll to send email detailing the session this week

SIGHUP support (rloo)
- Proposed for ironic by rloo -- this is done: https://review.openstack.org/474331 MERGED\o/
    - ironic-inspector
    - networking-baremetal

Stretch Goals
NOTE: These items will be migrated into storyboard and will be removed from the weekly whiteboard once storyboard is in-place

Classic driver removal formerly Classic drivers deprecation (dtantsur)
- spec: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/not-implemented/classic-drivers-future.html
- status as of 19 Mar 2018:
    - switch documentation to hardware types:
        - api-ref examples: TODO
        - update https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Ironic/Drivers: TODO
            - or should we kill it with fire in favour of the docs?
    - ironic-inspector:
        - documentation: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/545285/
        - enable fake-hardware in devstack: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/550811/
        - change the default discovery driver: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/550464/
    - migration of CI to hardware types
        - IPA: https://review.openstack.org/553431
        - ironic-lib: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/552537/
        - python-ironicclient: https://review.openstack.org/552543
        - python-ironic-inspector-client: https://review.openstack.org/552546
        - virtualbmc: TODO?
    - started an ML thread tagging potentially affected projects: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2018-March/128438.html

Redfish OOB inspection (etingof, deray, stendulker)

Zuul v3 playbook refactoring (sambetts, pas-ha)

Before Rocky

CI refactoring and missing test coverage
- not considered a priority, it's a 'do it always' thing
- Standalone CI tests (vsaienk0)
    - next patch to be reviewed, needed for 3rd party CI: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/429770/
    - localboot with partitioned image patches:
        - Ironic - add localboot partitioned image test: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/502886/
        - when previous are merged TODO (vsaienko)
            - Upload tinycore partitioned image to tarbals.openstack.org
            - Switch ironic to use tinyipa partitioned image by default
- Missing test coverage (all)
    - portgroups and attach/detach tempest tests: https://review.openstack.org/382476
    - adoption: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/344975/
        - should probably be changed to use standalone tests
    - root device hints: TODO
    - node take over
    - resource classes integration tests: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/443628/
    - radosgw (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1737957)

Queens High Priorities

Routed network support (sambetts, vsaienk0, bfournie, hjensas)
- status as of 12 Feb 2018:
    - All code patches are merged.
    - One CI patch left, rework devstack baremetal simulation. To be done in Rocky?
        - This is to have actual 'flat' networks in CI.
    - Placement API work to be done in Rocky due to:
    Challenges with integration to Placement due to the way the integration was done in neutron.
    Neutron will create a resource provider for network segments in Placement, then it creates an os-aggregate
    in Nova for the segment, adds nova compute hosts to this aggregate. Ironic nodes cannot be added to host-aggregates.
    I (hjensas) had a short discussion with neutron devs (mlavalle) on the issue:
    There are patches in Nova to add support for ironic nodes in host-aggregates:
        - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/526753/ allow compute nodes to be associated with host agg
        - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/529135/ (Spec)
    - Patches:
        - CI Patches:
        - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/392959/ Rework Ironic devstack baremetal network simulation
    - RFEs (Rocky)
        - https://bugs.launchpad.net/networking-baremetal/+bug/1749166
            - TheJulia, March 19th 2018: This RFE seems not to contain detail on what is desired to be improved upon, and ultimately just seems like refactoring/improvement work and may not then need an rfe.
        - https://bugs.launchpad.net/networking-baremetal/+bug/1749162
            - TheJulia, March 19th 2018: This RFE makes sense, although I would classify it as a general improvement. If we wish to adhere to strict RFE approval for networking-baremetal work, then I think we should consider this approved since it is minor enhancement to improve operation.

Rescue mode (rloo, stendulker)
- Status as on 12 Feb 2018
    - spec: http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/ironic-specs/specs/approved/implement-rescue-mode.html
    - code: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1526449+status:open+OR+status:merged
    - ironic side:
        - all code patches have merged except for
            - Add documentation for rescue mode: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/431622/ MERGED
            - Devstack changes to enable testing add support for rescue mode: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/524118/  MERGED
                - We need to be careful with this, in that we can't use python-ironicclient changes that have not been released.
            - Update "standalone" job for supporting rescue mode: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/537821/
            - Rescue mode standalone tests: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/538119/ (failing CI, not ready for reviews)
        - Bugs:
            - unrescue fails with partition user image:  https://review.openstack.org/#/c/544278/ MERGED
            - rescue ramdisk doesn't boot on UEFI:  https://review.openstack.org/#/c/545186/ MERGED
        - Can't Merge until we do a client release with rescue support (in Rocky):
            - Tempest tests with nova: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/528699/
            - Run the tempest test on the CI: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/528704/
                - succeeded in rescuing: http://logs.openstack.org/04/528704/16/check/ironic-tempest-dsvm-ipa-wholedisk-bios-agent_ipmitool-tinyipa/4b74169/logs/screen-ir-cond.txt.gz#_Feb_02_09_44_12_940007
    - nova side:
        - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/ironic-rescue-mode:
            - approved for Queens but didn't get the ironic code (client) done in time
            - (TheJulia) Nova has indicated that this is deferred until Rocky.
        - To get the nova patch merged, we need:
            - release new python-ironicclient - Done
            - update ironicclient version in upper-constraints (this patch will be posted automatically)
            - update ironicclient version in global-requirement (this patch needs to be posted manually)
        - code patch: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/416487/
        - CI is needed for nova part to land
            - tiendc is working for CI

Clean up deploy interfaces (vdrok)
- status as of 5 Feb 2017:
    - patch https://review.openstack.org/524433 needs update and rebase

Zuul v3 jobs in-tree (sambetts, derekh, jlvillal, rloo)
- etherpad tracking zuul v3 -> intree: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ironic-zuulv3-intree-tracking
- cleaning up/centralizing job descriptions (eg 'irrelevant-files'): DONE
- Next TODO is to convert jobs on master, to proper ansible. NOT a high priority though.
    - (pas-ha) DNM experimental patch with "devstack-tempest" as base job https://review.openstack.org/#/c/520167/

OpenStack Priorities

- TheJulia needs to just declare this done.

Python 3.5 compatibility (Nisha, Ankit)
- Topic: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:goal-python35+NOT+project:openstack/governance+NOT+project:openstack/releases
    - this include all projects, not only ironic
    - please tag all reviews with topic "goal-python35"
- TODO submit the python3 job for IPA
- for ironic and ironic-inspector job enabled by disabling swift as swift is still lacking py3.5 support.
- anupn to update the python3 job to build tinyipa with python3
    - (anupn): Talked with swift folks and there is a bug upstream opened  https://review.openstack.org/#/c/401397 for py3 support in swift. But this is not on their priority
    - Right now patch pass all gate jobs except agent_- drivers.
- (TheJulia) It seems we might not have py3 compatibility with swift until the T- cycle.
- updating setup.cfg (part of requirements for the goal):
    - ironic: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/539500/ - MERGED
    - ironic-inspector: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/539502/ - MERGED

Deploying with Apache and WSGI in CI (pas-ha, vsaienk0)
- ironic is mostly finished
    - (pas-ha) needs to be rewritten for uWSGI, patches on review:
        - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/507067
- inspector is TODO and depends on https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:bug/1525218
    - delayed as the HA work seems to take a different direction
    - (TheJulia, March 19th, 2018) Perhaps because of the different direction, we should consider ourselves done?


Inspector (dtantsur)
- trying to flip dsvm-discovery to use the new dnsmasq pxe filter and failing because of bash :Dhttps://review.openstack.org/#/c/525685/6/devstack/plugin.sh@202
- follow-ups being merged/reviewed; working on state consistency enhancements https://review.openstack.org/#/c/510928/ too (HA demo follow-up)

Bifrost (TheJulia)
- Also seems a recent authentication change in keystoneauth1 has broken processing of the clouds.yaml files, i.e. `openstack` command does not work.
    - TheJulia will try to look at this this week.


OneView (???)
- Oneview presently does not have a subteam.

Cisco UCS (sambetts) Last updated 2018/02/05
- Cisco CIMC driver CI back up and working on every patch
- Cisco UCSM driver CI in development
- Patches for updating the UCS python SDKs are in the works and should be posted soon

Until next week,

[0] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/IronicWhiteBoard

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