[cinder] feature freeze and FFEs

Brian Rosmaita rosmaita.fossdev at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 21:30:51 UTC 2020

Tracking progress on the below on this etherpad:


On 4/9/20 4:38 PM, Brian Rosmaita wrote:
> I wasn't paying close enough attention to the "real life" calendar, and 
> did not realize that we would be so short-handed on reviewers around the 
> Feature Freeze, with a lot of people unavailable.  So, I am granting 
> Feature Freeze Exceptions to the following.  To make it into Ussuri, 
> these should be merged by noon UTC on Friday 17 April.
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/sf-aa-support
> - looks good, but I really want to allow time for one of our
>    A/A HA experts to take a final look
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/copy-image-in-multiple-stores
> - this may need a minor revision, but otherwise looks OK
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/nfs-volume-encryption
> - some questions have come up about testing this one.  We should
>    decide by mid-week whether it still looks good for Ussuri or not.
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/macrosan-driver-supported
> - this patch includes adding support for some new functionality and
>    hence is subject to the feature freeze; needs a minor revision
>    and release note; third-party CI appears functional.  Problems
>    need to be addressed very early next week, or this may wind up
>    slipping to Victoria.
> The following blueprint contains multiple patches that have all been 
> approved.  Two haven't been able to merge; they require a rebase and 
> conflict resolution.  I expect that they will all merge early next week, 
> but technically they require an FFE (which is granted).
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/unity-ussuri-features
> The following blueprints are not yet marked 'Implemented', but the 
> outstanding work is not subject to the feature freeze (mostly 
> verification of stable third-party CI and then marking drivers as 
> 'supported' or 'unsupported', which by Cinder policy must be done by 
> RC-1).  I just want to mention them so no one freaks out about not 
> having an FFE.  (You don't need one.)
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/add-sandstone-driver
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/cinder-nimble-driver
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/datera-driver-restoration
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/ibm-gpfs-supported
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cinder/+spec/restore-unsupported-drivers
> If I missed anything, please apply for a FFE by the usual method, that 
> is, an email with the subject '[cinder] FFE request' before 18:00 UTC on 
> Tuesday 14 April.

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