#fdio-meeting: FD.io CSIT Project Meeting

Meeting started by mackonstan at 14:01:37 UTC (full logs).

Meeting summary

    1. Tibor Frank (tifrank, 14:01:49)
    2. Vratko Polak. (vrpolak, 14:01:50)
    3. Juraj LinkeŇ° (jlinkes, 14:01:52)
    4. Peter Mikus (pmikus, 14:01:53)

  1. Agenda bashing (mackonstan, 14:02:34)
  2. Inputs from projects: VPP (mackonstan, 14:03:32)
    1. Andrew: v21.10 rls merge job in progress, some issues with packagecloud connectivity (mackonstan, 14:04:02)

  3. Inputs from projects: VSAP (mackonstan, 14:04:38)
    1. no update (mackonstan, 14:04:47)

  4. Inputs from projects: TSC (mackonstan, 14:04:54)
    1. Maciek: Lijian from Arm accepted by TSC as a TSC member (mackonstan, 14:05:57)
    2. Dave: licensing is slowly progressing (mackonstan, 14:06:48)

  5. New or refactored tests (mackonstan, 14:07:11)
    1. Dave Wallace (dwallacelf, 14:07:21)
    2. E810 flow "offload" tests - Peter, MAciek - vpp_device tests were failing and got removed from vpp-csit-verify jobs. Asking Fan to RCA it. (mackonstan, 14:10:09)
    3. IPsec SPD flow cache patches - Juraj - outbound traffic with flow cache tests retested, passed, and merged (mackonstan, 14:11:02)
    4. https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/csit/+/34256 (jlinkes, 14:11:43)
    5. Juraj - this is the patch for the new tests, but not adding to job_specs yet, will add once out of csit-2110 rls cycle (mackonstan, 14:12:25)
    6. Scale tests - Vratko - only missing merge of 34131, to complete the job_spec cleanup from tests that are inflating job execution times beyond the set limits (mackonstan, 14:14:45)

  6. Releases CSIT-2110 (mackonstan, 14:16:27)
    1. Tibor, Maciek - Reducing quantity of tests executed for daily and weekly trending, and for report (mackonstan, 14:18:41)
    2. Juraj - from Arm's point of view things are looking good (mackonstan, 14:18:59)
    3. Tibor - rc2 runs are done, output in master report being generated right now, incl. latest results from AWS (mackonstan, 14:21:34)
    4. https://s3-docs.fd.io/csit/master/report/ (mackonstan, 14:21:58)
    5. updated report at above link in a few hrs (mackonstan, 14:22:14)
    6. Tibor - expecting rls data in csit-2110 link to be available tue or wed next week (mackonstan, 14:22:54)
    7. Tibor, Vratko, Maciek - discussion about replacing rc2 data with rls test data, agreed for this to happen once enough rls test result samples are available per testbed type (5 is agreed minimum to provide meaningful stdev) (mackonstan, 14:32:17)

  7. Physical Infrastructure (mackonstan, 14:33:10)
    1. PEter, Maciek - tb24 fixed with NIC replaced after going bad with FW upgrade (mackonstan, 14:35:21)
    2. Juraj - Ampere servers, may still be 1 or 2 mths away (mackonstan, 14:35:38)
    3. Maciek - ICX supermicro shipment tracking for mid november (mackonstan, 14:35:55)
    4. Maciek discussing guesstimates for FD.io lab budget planning for 2022 (mackonstan, 14:38:20)
    5. https://wiki.fd.io/view/CSIT/csit_lab_2022_plan (mackonstan, 14:38:32)
    6. re 1. AWS Performance Testing - covered outside of lab2022 budget (mackonstan, 14:39:52)
    7. re Build machines - Faster Arm - Dave proposing to look at AWS Arm instances for build jobs (mackonstan, 14:42:54)
    8. re 3. Performance testbeds: testbeds - SPR build priced for 2-node testbeds (no 3-node testbeds); Snowridge; Arm (mackonstan, 14:52:00)
    9. re 4. Replace software Router with a hardware Router - ignoring for now (mackonstan, 14:52:45)
    10. re 5. Testing Data Analytics - adding placeholder for min 2 SPR servers for data backend vs AWS alternatives (mackonstan, 14:53:26)
    11. re 2. Build machines - Faster Arm - adding placeholder for 2 x Ampere server for build vs AWS alternatives (mackonstan, 14:53:59)
    12. re 4. add warning that we need network topology confirmed by Vexxhost before the final decision about getting or not HW router (mackonstan, 14:55:09)

  8. Virtual Infrastructure, CI/CD (mackonstan, 14:55:20)
    1. Dave - CI running fine, no issues noticed (mackonstan, 14:55:30)
    2. Dave - needs heads-up from Tibor re report jobs, in order to merge disruptive ci-mgmt patches to disable nexus (mackonstan, 14:56:55)
    3. Dave - few more steps before nexus can be "powered down" (mackonstan, 14:58:42)

  9. Trending/Failures, anomalies (mackonstan, 15:19:38)
    1. VPP-1995 i40e driver issue, vlan stripping for VF not working - Juraj, Peter, Maciek - Damjan confirmed this is i40e driver issue with specific api change, details to be added to the jira ticket. Maciek will consult with Intel FD.io project leads to see what's the most optimal way to resolve this issue. Affects all Xeon and Arm vpp_device testbeds upgraded to the new dpdk i40e driver. (mackonstan, 15:25:51)


Meeting ended at 15:25:54 UTC (full logs).

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