[openstack-dev] [ironic] Midcycle summary part 1/6
kencjohnston at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 07:25:23 UTC 2016
On Feb 16, 2016 11:32 PM, "Jim Rollenhagen" <jim at jimrollenhagen.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> As our midcycle is virtual and split into 6 "sessions" for the sake of
> timezones, we'll be sending a brief summary of each session so that
> folks can catch up before the next one. All of this info should be on
> the etherpad as well.
> Session 1/6 was February 16, 1500-2000 UTC.
> * We talked about Mitaka priorities and progress, and plans for the
> remainder of the cycle. Also reminded of timelines.
> * Feb 29 is the client library deadline; we'll need an ironicclient
> release before then.
> * Priorities for the remainder of the cycle are laid out in the
> etherpad. Top priorities are network isolation work and manual
> * We discussed the effectiveness of setting cycle priorities.
> * Consensus was that it was effective overall.
> * Difficult to keep priorities in mind for reviewers
> * jroll is going to work on a priorities dashboard, listing progress,
> outstanding patches/topics in gerrit.
> * Concern there's too many specs for all of us to properly review.
> Deva is going to lead the work on setting up a timebox in our
> meeting to triage a few specs, as far as if it's worth looking at in
> the short term.
> * Deva and jroll to chat with product working group to see if we can
> mutually help each other, in an attempt to make sure we're working
> on the right things.
We are meeting this week for the PWG mid-cycle. Let us know how we can
> * We all need to try not to spread ourselves to thin, by assigning
> ourselves to less chunks of work. We also decided that each priority
> should have a group of people invested in it, rather than one, that
> can work together to speed up progress on them.
> * We brainstormed on our plans for Newton, and made an exhaustive list
> of things we'd like to do. We won't be able to do them all, but it's a
> good start on planning our priorities for Newton and our summit
> * We made a list of contentious topics that we absolutely want to make
> sure get discussed during this midcycle. This includes the
> claims/filter API, boot from volume, and VLAN aware baremetal
> * jroll to lay out the schedule for these.
> * Last, we talked about our gate and how to make it less terrible.
> * In general, the less voting jobs we have, the less opportunity for
> one to fail at random.
> * Going to make postgres non-voting.
> * Going to remove bash ramdisk support and kill that job.
> * Still working on tinyipa to speed things up.
> * This also allows us to do more tests in parallel.
> * Discussed writing more tempest deploy tests to test individual
> features, rather than separate jobs.
> * Also discussed things we want to test better once our gate is
> I think that's it from session 1.
> As a note, the asterisk setup that Infra provided was *fantastic*, and
> the virtual-ness of this midcycle is going better than I ever expected.
> Thanks again to the infra team for all that you do for us. <3
> See you all in the rest of the midcycle! :)
> // jim
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