[nova] stable-maint is especially unhealthily RH-centric
smooney at redhat.com
Thu May 23 18:10:45 UTC 2019
On Thu, 2019-05-23 at 17:01 +0000, Elõd Illés wrote:
> 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?
we have stable cores in nova that are not cores on nova.
the cirtria for stable cores are similar to normal cores
show up, do good reviews, and always keep in mind if the backport followst
the stable policy.
if you do that then you can become a stable core without ever needing to review
a patch on master. that said reviews on master never hurt.
> 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:
> > 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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