12:03:29 <hagarth_> #startmeeting Gluster Community Weekly
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12:03:49 <hagarth_> #chair hagarth_ kshlm
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12:03:59 <hagarth_> #topic Rollcall
12:04:04 <hagarth_> who do we have here today?
12:04:32 * msvbhat is here
12:04:37 * kshlm is here
12:04:43 * jdarcy !
12:04:44 * raghu is here
12:04:53 * poornimag is here
12:05:04 <hagarth_> let's get going
12:05:17 <hagarth_> #topic AIs from last week
12:05:33 <hagarth_> ndevos send out a reminder to the maintainers about more actively enforcing backports of bugfixes
12:05:49 <hagarth_> I don't think this has happened and ndevos is away. So carrying on this AI.
12:05:53 <hagarth_> #action ndevos send out a reminder to the maintainers about more actively enforcing backports of bugfixes
12:06:03 <hagarth_> next AI - raghu to call for volunteers and help from maintainers for doing backports listed by rwareing to 3.6.7
12:06:10 <hagarth_> raghu: any updates on this?
12:06:38 * kkeithley_ is late
12:06:44 <raghu> hagarth_: I will do it for 3.6.8. 3.6.7 I have done today
12:06:55 <hagarth_> ok, modifying the AI
12:07:13 <hagarth_> #action raghu to call for volunteers and help from maintainers for doing backports listed by rwareing to 3.6.8
12:07:16 <kshlm> raghu, will you even get time to do it for 3.6.8?
12:07:34 <kshlm> Considering our release timelines and your travels.
12:08:13 <hagarth_> kshlm: I think it is a call for action.. raghu doesn't have to do it all by himself
12:08:19 <raghu> kshlm: Well, I can ask for maintainers. That mail I am going to send today or tomorrow.
12:08:30 * Humble is here
12:08:36 <raghu> oops not maitainers, volunteers
12:08:55 <kshlm> raghu, okay.
12:08:55 <hagarth_> raghu: noted, ok.
12:09:03 <hagarth_> next AI - hagarth to post a tracking page on for 3.8 by next week's meeting
12:09:27 <hagarth_> this is done. though more details need to appear in the tracking page -
12:09:34 * rastar is here
12:09:54 * atinm arrives late
12:10:06 <kshlm> hagarth_, awesome page.
12:10:12 * anoopcs is present
12:10:18 <kshlm> How do we add stuff to it?
12:10:24 <kshlm> The glusterweb repo?
12:10:42 <hagarth_> kshlm: right, through a patch for glusterweb.git
12:11:12 * skoduri arrives late
12:11:15 <hagarth_> we will be discussing more about 3.8 later
12:11:21 <kshlm> hagarth_, okay.
12:11:35 <hagarth_> next AI - rafi1 to setup a doodle poll for bug triage meeting
12:12:06 <hagarth_> do we need this AI? looks like bug triage meetings are happening
12:12:17 <kshlm> I don't have context on this.
12:12:29 <kshlm> rafi, can you answer this?
12:12:52 <rafi> kshlm: I haven't done that yet
12:13:04 <kshlm> rafi, is it still required?
12:13:36 <kkeithley_> do we think turnout would be better at another time? Is the current time what's stopping people from attending?
12:13:36 <rafi> kshlm: I will discuss this in next bug triage meeting and get back to you
12:13:50 <hagarth_> rafi: ok, we will carry on this AI till then
12:13:58 <rafi> hagarth_: sure
12:14:10 <kshlm> rafi, kkeithley_, thanks.
12:14:13 <hagarth_> #action rafi to setup a doodle poll for bug triage meeting
12:14:23 <hagarth_> next AI - rastar and msvbhat to publish a test exit criterion for major/minor releases on
12:14:35 <msvbhat> Done
12:14:37 <hagarth_> I just saw a related email on gluster-devel
12:14:51 <rastar> That is a preliminary mail
12:14:52 <hagarth_> msvbhat: it still needs to appear on a page I think
12:14:58 <rastar> it just presents current state
12:15:03 <hagarth_> rastar: right..
12:15:14 <rastar> we had other discussions on the exit criterion
12:15:18 <kshlm> rastar, In the nick of time :)
12:15:28 <rastar> We will be sending them over the week
12:15:37 <hagarth_> rastar, msvbhat: let us continue to track this AI?
12:15:41 <rastar> yes
12:15:46 <msvbhat> hagarth_: I can send a patch once its discussed
12:15:50 <hagarth_> ok cool.
12:15:54 <hagarth_> #action rastar and msvbhat to publish a test exit criterion for major/minor releases on
12:15:57 <rastar> kshlm: :)
12:16:04 <hagarth_> next AI - jdarcy to send monthly update for NSR
12:16:05 <msvbhat> hagarth_: Patch to apear in
12:16:13 <hagarth_> msvbhat: cool, thanks!
12:16:29 <jdarcy> Will do this later today.  I realized there was one other piece of info I needed to collect.
12:16:50 <hagarth_> jdarcy: cool, thanks.
12:17:03 <hagarth_> next AI - samikshan to send status on Gluster Eventing
12:17:16 <hagarth_> I don't think samikshan is here, so carrying forward this AI
12:17:22 <hagarth_> #action samikshan to send status on Gluster Eventing
12:17:23 <atinm> hagarth_, it will be delayed, samikshan is attending some medical emergencies
12:17:34 <hagarth_> atinm: ah ok, thanks for the update.
12:17:58 <hagarth_> next AI - atinm/kshlm to have the GlusterD 2.0 design doc by end of next week
12:18:12 <kshlm> It's not the end of next week yet.
12:18:42 <atinm> kshlm is almost there to put it up I believe
12:18:50 <hagarth_> kshlm: so carrying forward this AI
12:18:58 <hagarth_> #action atinm/kshlm to put up the GlusterD 2.0 design doc by end of next week
12:19:01 <kshlm> hagarth_, yup
12:19:17 <hagarth_> next AI - kshlm & csim to set up faux/pseudo user email for gerrit, bugzilla,  github
12:19:21 <hagarth_> almost there?
12:19:30 <kshlm> We were doing it right now.
12:19:51 <kshlm> csim found that we could just add ssh-keys to repositories directly.
12:20:02 <kshlm> We're testing if it works now.
12:20:15 <kshlm> This was for github only though.
12:20:26 <hagarth_> kshlm: cool, github is the most pressing right now
12:20:43 <kshlm> I think we'll have more updates next week.
12:21:05 <hagarth_> kshlm: ok, carrying forward t‎his for tracking
12:21:12 <hagarth_> #action  kshlm & csim to set up faux/pseudo user email for gerrit, bugzilla,  github
12:21:30 <hagarth_> next AI - Need to decide if fixing BSD testing for release-3.6 is worth it.
12:21:38 <hagarth_> raghu: ?
12:21:43 <kshlm> This was on no one.
12:21:53 <hagarth_> what is this about?
12:22:06 <kshlm> regression fails for 3.6 on netbsd.
12:22:26 <hagarth_> I see, ok. what is Emmanuel's take on this?
12:22:36 <kshlm> This is mainly because the changes to regression framework haven't been backported.
12:22:58 <rastar> is this only about bad-tests list or something else?
12:23:12 <raghu> hagarth_: many netbsd fixes did not go to 3.6
12:23:20 <kshlm> I think emmanuel is okay if someone can backport the framework changes.
12:23:34 <raghu> so it was decided to consider only linux regressions runs for merging the patches
12:23:47 <hagarth_> raghu: ok
12:24:00 <hagarth_> kshlm: the framework code should be branch neutral right?
12:24:21 <kshlm> hagarth_, Should be. I've not checked though.
12:24:28 <rastar> hagarth_: it is not
12:24:36 <rastar> even that is version controlled
12:24:51 <kshlm> I think it'll mainly be the bad tests list that would differ.
12:25:06 <rastar> does it make sense to create a separate git for framework?
12:25:10 <hagarth_> rastar: right, I was wondering if we could copy files from framework/master to framework/release-3.6
12:25:37 <hagarth_> and if that would be the backport
12:25:44 <rastar> yes, but not all would apply
12:25:47 <kshlm> hagarth_, we'd need to test that out.
12:25:57 <rastar> new tests added for new features are not backported
12:26:24 <hagarth_> rastar: I am only thinking of .rc files and the likes, not .t units
12:27:01 <hagarth_> unless there are specific changes done in .t files for NetBSD, I think it would work
12:27:03 <rastar> hagarth_: ok, except bad_tests() function nothing else in .rc should refer to .t files
12:27:35 <rastar> would someone be willing to get the initial diff? I am out of office next week
12:27:41 <kshlm> So what do we do now? Do we have a volunteer to do this?
12:27:50 <hagarth_> rastar: I like the idea of keeping the basic framework branch neutral. let us see how we can get there.
12:28:23 <rastar> hagarth_: I will look into the branch neutral framework
12:28:31 <hagarth_> rastar: ok cool
12:29:14 <hagarth_> kshlm: let us track this.. I will attempt a brute force copy of rcs and send out a patch to see if it helps.
12:29:41 * msvbhat brb
12:29:42 <kshlm> Um, so the ai is both on you and rastar?
12:30:02 <hagarth_> kshlm: go ahead
12:30:20 <hagarth_> though we will be dealing with different aspects of the problem
12:30:33 <rastar> kshlm: yes, separate AIs would be better
12:31:05 <kshlm> #action hagarth to check if a bruteforce approach to backporting regression framework will work
12:31:24 <kshlm> #action rastar to go the more elegant way.
12:31:55 <hagarth_> next AI - rastar to close the glusterfs-3.7.6 tracker
12:32:35 <rastar> thats done
12:32:40 <hagarth_> rastar: cool, thanks.
12:33:00 <hagarth_> next AI - rastar Will call for volunteers for 3.7.7 release-manager
12:33:15 <rastar> I sent the mail but no replies yet
12:33:38 <rastar> ggarg was interested but he is not a maintainer yet
12:33:55 <rastar> any maintainer interested to work with ggarg on this?
12:34:19 <hagarth_> rastar: ok, if nobody does by end of this week .. I will have to spin my magic bottle & let it suggest a name ;).
12:34:35 <atinm> hagarth_, :)
12:34:35 <rastar> hagarth_: ;)
12:35:02 <hagarth_> ok, let us defer this.
12:35:20 <hagarth_> next AI - amye to get on top of disucssion on long-term releases.
12:35:36 <hagarth_> wonder what this is about?
12:35:51 <kshlm> I had a discussion about this with amye after the last meeting.
12:35:59 <kshlm> This will take time.
12:36:06 <kkeithley_> this is about a major community contributor who wants a gluster LTS release
12:36:21 <kkeithley_> not sure I can say their name.
12:36:58 <hagarth_> kshlm, kkeithley_: ok, should we track this AI?
12:37:00 <kkeithley_> we had a f2f meeting with them in Westford a couple weeks back. That's high on their list
12:37:22 <kshlm> I think we should.
12:38:20 <kkeithley_> yes, we should track it. I'm not sure how we decide to do it or not. Gluster Board?
12:38:27 <jdarcy> I'll take an AI to bug Amye about this.
12:38:28 <kkeithley_> Some other decision process?
12:38:45 <hagarth_> ok.. I think we need to at least have one meeting a month in a TZ that is amye friendly and have her host this.
12:39:09 <hagarth_> jdarcy: thanks!
12:39:26 <hagarth_> #action jdarcy to bug amye about disucssion on long-term releases
12:39:43 <hagarth_> next AI - Need to discuss how we do review-triages
12:39:52 <hagarth_> whose AI/topic is this?
12:40:13 <kkeithley_> mine, sort of
12:40:18 <kshlm> hagarth_, No one in particular.
12:40:32 <kshlm> But kkeithley_ did start the conversation which lead to it.
12:40:33 <kkeithley_> We have lots of reviews in gerrit that languish
12:41:03 <kkeithley_> some from community members who probably get frustrated by lack of action
12:41:19 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: I agree, this is a legitimate problem.
12:41:42 <kkeithley_> There was a rumor of sorts that Gartner is/was saying that the gluster community is stagnant, compared to ,e.g., Ceph
12:41:50 <kkeithley_> Maybe these are related
12:42:12 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: Gartner with their infinite wisdom can say a lot of things ;)
12:42:22 <hagarth_> however this is something that we need to address.
12:42:24 <kkeithley_> well, take it for what it's worth
12:43:00 <hagarth_> I have thought about this problem previously, some possible solutions:
12:43:01 <kkeithley_> It makes Red Hat Product Management sit up and take notice, and say things to us (me).
12:43:19 <hagarth_> 1. Enforce aging for patches in gerrit
12:43:35 <jdarcy> Just about the only time they give a $#@! about upstream.
12:44:16 <hagarth_> 2. All of us ensure that we review patches for which we get added as reviewers - this should encourage contributors to pull in the right reviewers for their patches.
12:44:25 <jdarcy> I think I suggested last time this came up that we arbitrarily designate a weekly top five (or top ten, whatever) patches for the "senior staff" to review.
12:45:12 <kkeithley_> We could have a triage-style review meeting, along the lines of the bug triage
12:45:12 <jdarcy> hagarth_: Regarding your point 2: for some of us that's going to be a *gigantic* stack of patches.
12:46:00 <hagarth_> jdarcy: agree.
12:46:13 <jdarcy> Even if I spent 100% of my work time reviewing patches to which I've been added, it would take me months to get through them.
12:46:30 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: should we club the bug + review triage meetings?
12:46:38 <rastar> Suggestion: Custom project dashboard which shows per component patches. I think gerrit supports it.
12:47:03 <hagarth_> rastar: that would be nice to have too. we'll get to know what areas need attention.
12:47:11 <hagarth_> rastar: do you have a sample of that?
12:47:29 <rastar> here is the doc:
12:47:35 <rastar> haven't tried it yet
12:47:40 <hagarth_> rastar: cool, will check that out.
12:47:43 <kkeithley_> "clubbing" works as long as we can get through the bugs with time left to do reviews.
12:47:57 <kshlm> rastar, Is that even supported with our gerrit version?
12:48:28 <rastar> kshlm: not sure, but then I would favour upgrading gerrit over dropping idea
12:48:32 <kshlm> rastar, nvm. It is.
12:48:58 <rastar> i don't really like 2.9.x version
12:49:16 <hagarth_> should we start a discussion on -devel and/or -maintainers about review backlog clearance?
12:49:26 <kshlm> hagarth_, Yes.
12:49:37 <kshlm> That was the basic goal of the AI.
12:49:53 <hagarth_> ok, I will start that thread.
12:49:55 <kkeithley_> yes
12:50:00 <Humble> -> something like this can filter gerrit with a tag and patch status
12:50:07 <kshlm> Thanks hagarth_
12:50:27 <hagarth_> #action hagarth_ to start a thread on review backlog
12:50:47 <hagarth_> ok, we are done reviewing & discussing our long list of AIs :).
12:50:53 <hagarth_> moving on to next topic
12:51:02 <atinm> we are running out of time :(
12:51:05 <hagarth_> #topic GlusterFS 3.7
12:51:17 <kshlm> 50 minutes for AIs!
12:51:20 <hagarth_> atinm: yes, noted that. will try to skim over the usual topics.
12:51:41 <hagarth_> 3.7.7 needs a maintainer and will be released in the next 2-3 weeks.
12:51:55 <hagarth_> I will spin my magic bottle if we don't find a maintainer by end of this week.
12:52:04 <hagarth_> anything else on 3.7?
12:52:19 <hagarth_> guess not, moving on
12:52:24 <hagarth_> next topic - GlusterFS 3.6
12:52:29 <raghu> I have made 3.6.7
12:52:46 <hagarth_> raghu: thanks for the update, I see the tag. packages are to be built?
12:52:58 <raghu> yeah
12:53:14 <hagarth_> raghu: cool, thank you!
12:53:16 <kkeithley_> tag. packages are to be built? meaning?
12:53:21 <kshlm> 3.6.7 was released 3 times.
12:53:26 <hagarth_> kshlm: ?
12:53:32 <kshlm> Just an observation.
12:53:57 <kkeithley_> oh, sorry. too early for me. Yes, I'll be calling for volunteers to build packages
12:54:01 <raghu> sorry about that. I had added my email as well. Since I did not get the mail, I thought, the build might have failed and again retriggered it twice
12:54:01 <kshlm> raghu, triggered the release job 3 times.
12:54:08 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: I see the tag in git. missed being clear there.
12:54:20 <hagarth_> raghu: ok
12:54:23 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: thanks
12:54:43 <hagarth_> so announcement of 3.6.7 will happen next week.
12:54:46 <hagarth_> moving on
12:54:57 <hagarth_> skipping 3.5 as ndevos is not around today.
12:55:15 <hagarth_> #topic GlusterFS 3.8
12:56:07 <hagarth_> we need to nail down a schedule for 3.8. I will be starting a discussion around this and possibly host a meeting next week with owners of proposed features to get a better picture.
12:56:32 <hagarth_> #action hagarth_ to start a discussion around 3.8 release dates.
12:56:42 <hagarth_> any questions on 3.8?
12:57:06 <kshlm> None yet.
12:57:13 <hagarth_> guess not, moving on.
12:57:20 <hagarth_> next topic - GlusterFS 4.0
12:57:52 <hagarth_> Jeff, Atin - any updates here?
12:58:02 <atinm> hagarth_, work continues :)
12:58:09 <jdarcy> Not much, other than what I'll send later today.
12:58:33 <atinm> hagarth_, GlusterD 2.0 is focusing on addressing API comments and coming up with the design doc
12:58:38 <jdarcy> Still trying to put together a meeting with our Large External Contributor about some issues they've raised.
12:58:46 <hagarth_> jdarcy, atinm: ok
12:58:59 <atinm> hagarth_, I got to know that DHT2 is focusing on mkdir to work
12:59:20 <hagarth_> atinm: ok cool
12:59:23 <atinm> hagarth_, and Avra has sent couple of patches on code generation (server & client)
12:59:35 <hagarth_> nice, we are making good progress!
12:59:56 <hagarth_> anything else here?
12:59:59 <atinm> hagarth_, and most importantly experimental directory is now in the repo, all 4.0 patches should land up there
13:00:19 <hagarth_> atinm: great!
13:00:47 <hagarth_> if no questions here, moving on to next topic
13:00:50 <hagarth_> #topic Open Floor
13:01:20 <hagarth_> I see two topics in etherpad
13:01:27 <hagarth_> apart from the weekly reminder ones
13:01:30 <hagarth_> 1. We need  to  make it a requirement that all new code get clean Coverity, cppcheck,   clang analyse, and valgrind runs before merging.
13:01:31 <kshlm> Those were carried forward from last week.
13:01:49 <kkeithley_> very briefly...  I want to draw a line in the sand that new features should be cppcheck, coverity, valgrind "clean"
13:02:08 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: +1
13:02:26 <kkeithley_> clang analyze for bonus points!
13:02:28 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: can you start a ML discussion on this?
13:02:42 <kkeithley_> sure
13:03:04 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: once we bump up gerrit, I would like to integrate it with new avatar of sonar (forget what it is called now)
13:03:25 <kshlm> sonraqube
13:03:26 <kkeithley_> and we have resources. If people need help using them they should ask!
13:03:41 <hagarth_> #action kkeithley_ to start a ML discussion on code hygiene for new features.
13:03:49 <hagarth_> kshlm: thanks!
13:03:54 <hagarth_> topic #2. Find an accountable way to ask for backports
13:04:04 <hagarth_> whose topic is this?
13:04:09 <kkeithley_> we have nightly cppcheck, clang analyze, and coverity builds.  I bet nobody ever looks at them.
13:04:16 <kshlm> This came up in the 3.5 discussion last week.
13:04:37 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: +1
13:04:43 <jdarcy> So how do we enforce this "hygiene" requirement?  Require developers to run all these things manually?  Provide some automation?  Have certain people run the tools separately and convey the result as -2 review comments?
13:05:18 <kshlm> We had no changes lined up for 3.5, so kkeithley_ suggested it could be because we don't have an accountable way to ask for backports.
13:05:47 <hagarth_> jdarcy: sonarqube can automatically flag static analysis warnings for diffs/patches in gerrit. I would like to see most of it being automated.
13:06:17 <jdarcy> OK, that's one.  How about the other five Kaleb mentioned?
13:06:36 <kkeithley_> we tried having people edit the wiki. Not everyone can edit bugs, so adding to the tracker bug is out.  Maybe just a backport etherpad on
13:07:03 <hagarth_> kkeithley_: sounds like a good idea to me.
13:07:27 <hagarth_> jdarcy: do some post analysis on the runs that kkeithley_ does with those tools?
13:08:15 <hagarth_> unless it can be automated, it is going to be hard to enforce the "hygiene" requirement IMO.
13:08:38 <kkeithley_> wrt to "hygiene" at the most basic level I'd say developers should run the tools themselves, look at the results, and self declare that their patch is clean in the review comments.
13:09:02 <jdarcy> hagarth_: Perhaps.  I think we'll need some automation to keep this from being a big time-suck either for every developer or for those few running the checks.
13:09:42 <hagarth_> kkeithley_, jdarcy: let us carry forward this discussion in the mailing list thread that kkeithley_ will start.
13:10:04 <jdarcy> Also some documentation/education might be nice.  Regardless of whether we think they should, a lot of our developers don't already know how to run these tools or interpret their results.
13:10:06 <kkeithley_> because, e.g. coverity, reports hundreds of issues all over the tree. It only takes about five minutes for a coverity run, then check that there are no (new) issues in the code you're submitting
13:10:13 <hagarth_> jdarcy: +1
13:10:21 <kkeithley_> agreed, re: mailing list
13:10:51 <kkeithley_> re: mailing list discussion
13:11:24 <hagarth_> anything else for today?
13:11:48 <justinclift> Meh
13:12:14 <hagarth_> guess not, thank you all for attending today. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and see you on the other side of Thanksgiving!
13:12:17 <kshlm> hagarth_, just the weekly reminders.
13:12:26 <justinclift> ;)
13:12:35 <hagarth_> Weekly reminder to announce Gluster attendance of events:
13:12:43 <hagarth_> REMINDER to put (even minor) interesting topics on
13:12:51 <hagarth_> kshlm: done :)
13:12:54 <kshlm> hagarth_, :)
13:12:57 <hagarth_> #endmeeting