[dpdk-dev] DPDK Release Status Meeting 13/02/2020

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Thu Feb 13 12:20:33 CET 2020

Minutes 13 February 2020

* Release Dates
* -rc2 status
* Subtrees
* OvS

* Debian/Microsoft
* Intel
* Mellanox
* Red Hat

Release Dates

* v20.02 dates:
  * -rc2 is released on 6 February
    * https://mails.dpdk.org/archives/dev/2020-February/157366.html
  * -rc3			Friday 14 February 2020
  * Release			Friday 21 February 2020
    * Release pushed because of extended PRC holidays

* v20.05 *updated* proposal, please comment:
  * Proposal/V1:		Wednesday 18 March 2020
  * Integration/Merge/RC1:	Friday 17 April 2020
  * Release:			Wednesday 20 May 2020

  * The update request is based on delays in 20.02
  * Release date postponed more taking into PRC holiday on 1-5 May into account

-rc2 Status

* -rc2 has been released last week, but it has not been fully tested by Intel
  because of extended PRC holiday, expecting to have a test report tomorrow.
  No issue reported from Mellanox testing.

* !! Can all vendors/contributors that tested the -rc1/-rc2 please share their
  test results, either via email to mail list or in the release status meeting,
  to increase our confidence to the release.

* Decided go on with the existing -rc3 plan, but if we find late critical issues
  because of delayed testing, we may need to have interim -rc4/-rc5 releases.

* There is still some risk around release date, based on full validation output.


* main
  * Sub-trees are not ready yet, will pull them tomorrow for -rc3
  * ABI fixes merged
  * ACL patches under review
  * Windows patches has been merged
  * Lots of doc updates for -rc3 & -rc4
    * Reminder of deprecation notices, some discussed but not sent yet
  * Should be ready for -rc3 tomorrow

* next-net
  * Some fixes merged, pulled from sub-trees, will ready for -rc3 end of today
  * Will pull from mlx and virtio trees when they are ready today
  * af_xdp fix series reviewed by @Xiaolong, will merge today
  * Pulling from -brcm & -mrvl trees as well regularly

* next-net-crypto
  * Only a couple of patches left for -rc3
    * Doc patch for inline protocol
    * One test crypto patch waiting reply from @Fiona

* next-net-eventdev
  * No update

* next-net-virtio
  * There will be a few more fixes for -rc3, waiting @Ivan

* next-net-intel
  * Some fixes merged for -rc3

* next-net-mlx
  * Some small fixes merged for -rc3, there will be a few more


  * 19.11.x
    * Started working on 19.11.1, going smooth for now
    * Will wait 20.02 release for having a -rc1 date
    * Proposed to create 19.11 branch in stable tree

  * 17.11.10-rc1 released, please test and report results
    * https://mails.dpdk.org/archives/dev/2020-January/154915.html
    * Got test results from Intel, Red Hat & Mellanox
      * QAT regression reported by Intel testing, need help from developers
      * mlx reported regressions issue resolved
    * Waiting ETA for QAT issue until end of today
      * If no update received, will proceed with the release

  * 18.11.x
    * Started to work on next LTS version 18.11.7


* 2.13 release should be around this week
* The experimental tag dropped in master may remain as experimental in LTS
  This means the OvS may have to keep consuming API as experimental, DPDK
  discussion thread on the issue:
  * https://mails.dpdk.org/archives/dev/2020-February/157149.html

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