[nova] stable-maint is especially unhealthily RH-centric

Elõd Illés elod.illes at ericsson.com
Thu May 23 17:01:01 UTC 2019


I was thinking to answer here... What I see is that more projects 
struggle sometimes with having enough and quick stable reviews as cores 
are busy with the development track. I know that to become a stable core 
for a project needs to be a core of that project already and to know 
stable rules. My question is: wouldn't it be possible to someone who 
proves that he/she knows and follows the stable rules could be a stable 
core without being a core before? Maybe it could be enough or just make 
the projects life easier if for example one +2 could come from a person 
who is 'just' a stable core and one is necessary to come from a core 
both in stable and in 'master' on that project.

I'm writing this because I mostly deal with stable patches (reviewing + 
bugfix backporting + fixing periodic job problems in various projects, 
also in nova) and for example I would volunteer to help with stable 
reviews as I am aware of stable rules (at least I believe so :)). I'm 
working like this because my employer, Ericsson, wants to strengthen 
stable and extended maintenance of OpenStack, too.

What do you think about this kind of stable cores?



On 2019. 05. 21. 18:16, Matthew Booth wrote:
> During the trifecta discussions at PTG I was only considering
> nova-core. I didn't appreciate at the time how bad the situation is
> for nova-stable-maint. nova-stable-maint currently consists of:
> https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=cef2d936-9226d444-cef299ad-86859b2931b3-fc35df5ae8e953f2&q=1&u=https%3A%2F%2Freview.opendev.org%2F%23%2Fadmin%2Fgroups%2F540%2Cmembers
> https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=2f4a8d4b-739e8039-2f4acdd0-86859b2931b3-622999115b951b2e&q=1&u=https%3A%2F%2Freview.opendev.org%2F%23%2Fadmin%2Fgroups%2F530%2Cmembers
> Not Red Hat:
> Claudiu Belu -> Inactive?
> Matt Riedemann
> John Garbutt
> Matthew Treinish
> Red Hat:
> Dan Smith
> Lee Yarwood
> Sylvain Bauza
> Tony Breeds
> Melanie Witt
> Alan Pevec
> Chuck Short
> Flavio Percoco
> Tony Breeds
> This leaves Nova entirely dependent on Matt Riedemann, John Garbutt,
> and Matthew Treinish to land patches in stable, which isn't a great
> situation. With Matt R temporarily out of action that's especially
> bad.
> Looking for constructive suggestions. I'm obviously in favour of
> relaxing the trifecta rules, but adding some non-RH stable cores also
> seems like it would be a generally healthy thing for the project to
> do.
> Matt

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