#fdio-meeting: FD.io CSIT project meeting

Meeting started by mackonstan at 15:03:46 UTC (full logs).

Meeting summary

    1. Dave Wallace (dwallacelf, 15:04:15)
    2. mackonstan (mackonstan, 15:04:20)
    3. Vratko Polak. (vrpolak, 15:04:22)
    4. Tibor Frank (tifrank, 15:04:30)
    5. Juraj Linkeš (jlinkes, 15:05:24)

  1. Agenda bashing (mackonstan, 15:05:45)
  2. VPP update (mackonstan, 15:05:54)
    1. Andrew, 4 patches for wireguard and coverity fix(es) all going into v22.02 branch (mackonstan, 15:06:48)

  3. TSC (mackonstan, 15:07:17)
    1. see email from Trishan about the TSC election, right now we are in TSC nomination phase (mackonstan, 15:07:39)
    2. Fan Zhang (fan_zhang, 15:07:50)
    3. https://wiki.fd.io/view/TSC/2022_Chair_election (mackonstan, 15:08:18)

  4. New or (to be) refactored tests (mackonstan, 15:08:56)
    1. Fan, E810 flow "offload" tests - to update tests with new dpdk offload flags - working on it, will require change in dpdk-input node within vpp (mackonstan, 15:11:27)
    2. Fan, E810 flow "offload" tests - perf tests, expecting progress in two weeks (in a year of tiger! ) (mackonstan, 15:12:08)

  5. VPP RC1 hot patch(es) items (mackonstan, 15:12:45)
    1. Maciek, MTU and DPDK v21.11 patches / issues resolved (mackonstan, 15:13:13)
    2. Andrew, no RC1 hot patches (mackonstan, 15:13:34)

  6. Release CSIT-2202 (mackonstan, 15:13:45)
    1. Tibor, finished rc1 tests, all tests passing except: i) l3fwd with jumbo frames, ii) sporadic test failures with usual suspects: AVF multi-core. (mackonstan, 15:15:55)
    2. Fan, happy to help with l3fwd issue. Tibor will send pointer(s) to the RF logs. (mackonstan, 15:16:59)
    3. Tibor, draft report in master with first rc1 data, except dnv and icx (mackonstan, 15:17:32)

  7. Physical Infrastructure (mackonstan, 15:18:07)
    1. Peter, ICX install progressing, working thru the issue (mackonstan, 15:18:58)
    2. Juraj, Ampere Altra build servers got shipped, 2 of them, expected to arrive to the site today (mackonstan, 15:20:14)
    3. Juraj, performance servers shipment is expected mid February (mackonstan, 15:20:42)
    4. Juraj, re build servers, have 64GB RAM, but need more, for a total of 256G is needed, 16 x 16 GB RAM sticks in total (mackonstan, 15:25:07)
    5. Dave, Juraj, will follow up, calculate, with run by TSC tomorrow (mackonstan, 15:25:34)
    6. Juraj, for Ampere Altra perf there is a problem of getting MLX NICs (mackonstan, 15:26:49)
    7. Juraj, Peter, Maciek, work on closing the loop on perf 3n-alt (3 node ampere altra configuration) spec including NICs and cables, and TRex config needed (mackonstan, 15:31:40)
    8. Juraj, Dave, will work on getting ampere altra servers racked next week - guiding vexxhost team thru slack channe;l (mackonstan, 15:34:50)

  8. MLX NICs for TRex servers (mackonstan, 15:35:06)
    1. Maciek, sent an email to csit-dev with proposal (mackonstan, 15:35:23)
    2. https://lists.fd.io/g/csit-dev/message/4461 (mackonstan, 15:35:26)
    3. Maciek, Peter, check with hanoh / team re trex compatibility with connectx-6 (as it supports >200 Mpps, verified by intel with l3fwd) - this will be for icx build (mackonstan, 15:37:57)
    4. Maciek, working with Trishan and Ed on getting direct request placed on nvidia mellanox. (mackonstan, 15:38:18)
    5. Dave, Vratko, bring it up with Ed and Trishan on TSC calls while Maciek is away on PTO (mackonstan, 15:40:03)

  9. Virtual Infrastructure, CI/CD (mackonstan, 15:40:36)
    1. Dave, observed intermittent problems with vpp merge jobs, error "replication timeout", opened number of tickets, so far not root caused (mackonstan, 15:41:36)
    2. Dave, suspecting AWS related issues … (mackonstan, 15:42:12)
    3. Dave, started ping monitor for this issue, but so far nothing detected through this, will keep monitoring (mackonstan, 15:43:35)
    4. Dave, Vanessa asked for maintenance window, right now pushed it till after CSIT report is published (mackonstan, 15:44:12)

  10. Trending (mackonstan, 15:47:36)
    1. week 04 CSIT breakages (mackonstan, 15:47:48)
    2. https://lists.fd.io/g/csit-report/topic/csit_breakages_for_week_04/88644667?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate/sticky,,,20,2,0,88644667,previd=1643147219143152758,nextid=1642687866654457037&previd=1643147219143152758&nextid=1642687866654457037 (mackonstan, 15:47:51)
    3. VPP-1995 i40e driver issue, vlan stripping for VF not working (mackonstan, 15:49:40)
    4. Maciek, Fan, good news the DPDK team from intel is on it, expecting the team to start working on it after the Chinese NY holiday (mackonstan, 15:50:29)
    5. Maciek, I'm away next week, Dave volunteered to run the CSIT call then. (mackonstan, 15:52:00)

Meeting ended at 15:52:15 UTC (full logs).

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