#fdio-meeting: FD.io CSIT Project Meeting

Meeting started by mackonstan at 14:55:23 UTC (full logs).

Meeting summary

    1. Vratko Polak. (vrpolak, 15:02:24)
    2. Dave Wallace (dwallacelf, 15:03:00)
    3. Tibor Frank (tifrank, 15:03:41)
    4. Maciek Konstantynowicz (mackonstan, 15:03:43)

  1. Agenda bashing (mackonstan, 15:04:07)
    1. Peter Mikus (pmikus, 15:04:48)
    2. Fan, would like to discuss generic flow test new patch, triggering api crc check failure (mackonstan, 15:04:50)

  2. VPP update (mackonstan, 15:04:58)
    1. Andrew, v22.02 rls next week, rls notes prepared, mtu change is called out (mackonstan, 15:05:32)
    2. 35336: misc: VPP 22.02 Release Notes | https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/vpp/+/35336 (mackonstan, 15:06:30)
    3. https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/vpp/+/35336 (mackonstan, 15:06:37)
    4. Dave, hicn reported an issue, being fixed before the release (mackonstan, 15:07:10)
    5. Andrew, pls add Debian11 builds to the agenda (mackonstan, 15:07:29)

  3. TSC update (mackonstan, 15:08:08)
    1. Maciek, re 100ge MLX nics, waiting for Ed to confirm if any donations can be obtained or we need to purchase (mackonstan, 15:09:50)

  4. E810 flow "offload" tests (mackonstan, 15:10:34)
    1. Fan, performance tests, coding is WIP (mackonstan, 15:10:45)
    2. Fan, after dpdk v21.08, CVL DDP is automatically enabled, and scaling to multiple cores. the best was to show case this for ipsec. (mackonstan, 15:12:30)
    3. Fan, two elements of DDP flow capabilities: DDP-RSS and DDP-FlowDirector. (mackonstan, 15:16:26)
    4. Fan, will draft an email with the ipsec use case in mind. (mackonstan, 15:17:29)
    5. Fan, new topic: generic flow test new patch, triggering api crc check failure (mackonstan, 15:18:22)
    6. Fan, related to CVL DDP (mackonstan, 15:19:22)
    7. https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/vpp/+/34802 (fan_zhang, 15:19:40)
    8. Fan Zhang (fan_zhang, 15:19:43)
    9. 34802: flow: add generic flow pattern for 5G flow enhancement [RFC] | https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/vpp/+/34802 (mackonstan, 15:20:15)
    10. https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/vpp/+/34802 (mackonstan, 15:20:23)
    11. https://wiki.fd.io/view/VPP/ApiChangeProcess (vrpolak, 15:20:52)
    12. Andrew, see above link for VPP API change process (mackonstan, 15:21:08)

  5. Scale tests (mackonstan, 15:21:42)
  6. VPP RC1, RC2 hot patch(es) items (mackonstan, 15:22:53)
    1. Andrew, see link to v22.02 rls notes (mackonstan, 15:23:39)
    2. https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/vpp/+/35336 (mackonstan, 15:23:55)
    3. Fan, dpdk mtu/mfs changes, will provide a reference to dpdk change (mackonstan, 15:25:43)
    4. Fan, answering Peter's questions from last week re dpdk / niantic support, it is supported even though it is not listed on the dpdk nic compatibility matrix. (mackonstan, 15:27:10)

  7. CSIT-2202 rls readiness (mackonstan, 15:28:01)
    1. Tibor, rc2 testing going well, almost all iterative (5) runs done, few icx ones are missing. Coverage tests also started. (mackonstan, 15:28:55)
    2. Tibor, not seeing anything unexpected, failures aligned with trending failures + few 9000B MTU change related. (mackonstan, 15:29:57)
    3. Tibor, all data in master report is rc2 data (mackonstan, 15:30:35)
    4. Viliam, not much to talk about. (mackonstan, 15:32:21)
    5. Vratko, quite a few regressions, but luckily not many RCAs, mainly the mtu changes in vpp, regression in l2-input node (affects both avf and dpdk, RCA is vpp mtu patches), all dpdk tests are slower (due to move to dpdk v21.11 and related vpp changes) (mackonstan, 15:39:52)
    6. Agreed to bring it up on the next vpp-dev call on Tue 22-feb, share rc2 comparison tests and two main RCA'ed VPP patch sets. Will ask to have it added to the agenda. (mackonstan, 15:42:44)

  8. Physical Infrastructure (mackonstan, 15:43:41)
    1. all testbeds workings (mackonstan, 15:44:03)
    2. Peter, 2 new ampere build servers productized in nomad, vpp build job exec duration reduced from ~30min to ~14min (mackonstan, 15:44:54)
    3. Peter, running in production now (mackonstan, 15:45:59)
    4. Peter, 16GB memory allocated per job, 3 jobs can be run in parallel as per server memory is 64GB (mackonstan, 15:46:37)

  9. Virtual Infrastructure, CI/CD (mackonstan, 15:50:29)
    1. Andrew, Dave, adding vpp Debian 11 builds and artefacts (mackonstan, 15:51:19)
    2. Peter, what about ubuntu 18.04 - jobs are still there … (mackonstan, 15:52:12)
    3. Dave, ubuntu 18.04 build jobs were still supported in vpp v21.10, want to deprecate it after v21.10 gets deprecated (v22.06 timeframe). (mackonstan, 15:53:55)
    4. 35339: chore(api): use the non-deprecated nat init call | https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/csit/+/35339 (vrpolak, 15:54:16)

  10. Environment, Framework - VPP API changes' tracking (mackonstan, 15:54:37)
  11. Environment, Framework - VPP CLI usage in CSIT (mackonstan, 15:57:21)
    1. Vratko, csit should be using APIs if available, not vpp cli (mackonstan, 15:57:39)
    2. Vratko, good example is "show nat44 summary" ... (mackonstan, 15:58:19)
    3. Vratko, will try to compile a list of VPP CLIs used in CSIT, and check against corresponding VPP APIs. (mackonstan, 16:05:42)
    4. Once we have a good picture, will add it to the agenda in one of the upcoming vpp-dev calls. (mackonstan, 16:06:06)

Meeting ended at 16:06:10 UTC (full logs).

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