#fdio-meeting: FD.io CSIT Project Meeting

Meeting started by mackonstan at 14:00:15 UTC (full logs).

Meeting summary

    1. mackonstan (mackonstan, 14:01:24)
    2. Vratko Polak. (vrpolak, 14:02:14)
    3. Tibor Frank (tifrank, 14:05:07)

  1. Agenda bashing (mackonstan, 14:07:41)
    1. Juraj LinkeŇ° (jlinkes, 14:08:14)

  2. Inputs from projects - VPP (mackonstan, 14:09:03)
    1. info from Andrew: dpdk bump gerrit - since we are 4 weeks from RC1 would be nice to get it in within 2 weeks (mackonstan, 14:10:01)
    2. 36785: dpdk: bump to 22.07 | https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/vpp/+/36785 (mackonstan, 14:10:59)
    3. Fan, can be merged once ubuntu 22.04 is there (mackonstan, 14:11:17)

  3. Inputs from projects - TSC (mackonstan, 14:12:11)
    1. Vrako, Ray Kinsella is stepping down from TSC (John DiGiglio is stepping in, Ray is leaving Intel) (mackonstan, 14:12:59)
    2. John's nomination to TSC will be formalized in tomorrow's TSC call (mackonstan, 14:14:35)
    3. Vratko, hICN fd.io project officially archived (mackonstan, 14:15:02)

  4. New or being refactored tests - E810 flow "offload" tests (mackonstan, 14:15:18)
    1. mackonstan, fan - real reason behind gtpu hw tests not yielding the right results on 4p25gbe cvl nics, is old trex version, need to bump it up (mackonstan, 14:17:19)
    2. mackonstan - any trex version change would need to happen after move to ubuntu 22.04 (mackonstan, 14:17:45)

  5. New or being refactored tests - Scale tests revisited (mackonstan, 14:18:36)
    1. Vratko, code is there, but waiting for ubuntu 22.04 environment (mackonstan, 14:18:48)

  6. VPP and CSIT hot items - dpdk: bump to 22.07 (mackonstan, 14:19:17)
    1. Fan, internal Intel tests show no performance impact whatsoever (mackonstan, 14:20:20)
    2. mackonstan, would like to coordinate with Fan and Vratko perf tests on this patch once 2n-clx testbeds are fully operational on ubuntu 22.04 (mackonstan, 14:21:04)

  7. VPP and CSIT hot items - Intel FVL/CVL driver compatibility matrix - FW, DPDK, AVF (mackonstan, 14:22:08)
    1. 36929: feat(ansible): Ubuntu Jammy VI. | https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/csit/+/36929 (mackonstan, 14:22:32)
    2. Compatibility matrix: https://gerrit.fd.io/r/c/csit/+/36929/3/fdio.infra.ansible/roles/intel/defaults/main.yaml (mackonstan, 14:22:44)
    3. mackonstan, Fan - will work with Intel team / Yulong to have this file reviewed (constructed based on dpdk 22.07 rls notes) and if any comments or caveats (mackonstan, 14:23:57)

  8. VPP and CSIT hot items - move to Ubuntu 22.04 (mackonstan, 14:24:29)
    1. update from Peter, 2n-clx are ready for testing (mackonstan, 14:25:00)
    2. waiting for Dave's docker executor images (mackonstan, 14:25:22)
    3. update from Dave, images should be ready and operational and available in docker hub today/tomorrow (mackonstan, 14:26:27)
    4. mackonstan, need to track 4 things blocked by env upgrade to ubuntu 22.04 - gtpu, scaled papi, dpdk bump, xx? (mackonstan, 14:28:29)

  9. VPP and CSIT hot items - Spectre-BHB security vulnerability (mackonstan, 14:29:43)
    1. for all Xeon platforms - recommendation from Intel is to do this: use `spectre_v2=retpoline` in the grub line (mackonstan, 14:30:17)
    2. need recommendations from other vendors for other platforms - Fan for Atom/SNR, Juraj for Arm platforms (alt, tx2, tsh), xx for AMD (mackonstan, 14:33:02)
    3. re spectre-meltdown-checker - there is updated merged patch, only an active / not merged patch open since April 2022 (mackonstan, 14:34:52)

  10. CSIT Releases (mackonstan, 14:35:40)
    1. Vratko, have a number of long tail RCAs to investigate, not substantial, currently on a back burner (mackonstan, 14:36:21)
    2. Vratko, re csit-2205 leftovers, have a number of long tail RCAs to investigate, not substantial, currently on a back burner (mackonstan, 14:36:39)
    3. mackonstan, re csit-2210, rc1 4 wks away, main blocking thing is upgrade to ubuntu 22.04 (mackonstan, 14:37:36)

  11. Physical Infrastructure (mackonstan, 14:38:22)
    1. update from Peter, 3n-snr - mechanics (jenkins jobs, ansible, framework) is ready but traffic is not passing VPP most probably due to MAC adresses. Consulting with Intel / Georgii to have it resolved. (mackonstan, 14:39:27)
    2. update from Peter, 2n-skx and 3n-skx testbeds - have been moved out of production, no trending tests, or any regular automated tests. Plan is to have them decommissioned and donated to educational institutions in proximity of LFN Vexxhost DCs in Montreal. (mackonstan, 14:41:46)

  12. Virtual Infrastructure, CI/CD (mackonstan, 14:42:10)
    1. input from Peter and Dave, nomad clusters are running on ubuntu 22.04 for some time now (mackonstan, 14:42:41)

  13. Environment, Framework (mackonstan, 14:43:10)
    1. Vratko - bumped up the vpp api msgs that csit is using (mackonstan, 14:43:26)

  14. Trending (mackonstan, 14:43:51)
    1. Tibor - in csit uti (csit.fd.io) - added a new page showing trending failures, progressions and regressions, with the aim to replace the daily emails sent to csit-report mailer (mackonstan, 14:45:12)
    2. http://csit.fd.io/news/#eNrLyk-yTczJAQAKzAKy (mackonstan, 14:45:39)
    3. inputs from the community are very welcome (mackonstan, 14:45:54)
    4. html trending pages are not longer showing latest trending data, as the html generating job got removed (mackonstan, 14:46:48)
    5. Tibor, still thinking how to link the together the static information (e.g. test methodology) and the dynamic data in the csit uti (csit.fd.io) (mackonstan, 14:48:58)
    6. mackonstan, Tibor, would like to get feedback from community about switching away from csit-report emails to the dynamic uti pages, including historical information. including the historical info. (mackonstan, 14:51:06)
    7. Viliam, re trending failures, see updated list in csit meeting agenda (mackonstan, 14:51:59)
    8. https://wiki.fd.io/view/CSIT/Meeting => scroll down to: 10. Trending => Failures, anomalies, breakages => Current issues (mackonstan, 14:53:08)


Meeting ended at 14:56:10 UTC (full logs).

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