[openstack-dev] [ironic] Midcycle summary part 1/6

Kenny Johnston 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
>     cleaning.
> * 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
>   instances.
>   * 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
>     healthier.
> 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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