[dpdk-dev] DPDK Release Status Meeting 28/01/2021

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Thu Jan 28 12:05:04 CET 2021

Meeting minutes of 28 January 2021

* Release Dates
* -rc1 status
* Subtrees

* Arm
* Debian/Microsoft
* Intel
* Marvell
* Nvidia
* Red Hat

Release Dates

* v21.02 dates
   * -rc2                Friday, 29 January 2021
   * -rc3 pulled to      *Thursday, 4 February 2021*
   * Release pulled to   *Friday, 12 February 2021*

   * Release date adjusted because of the conflict with Chinese New Year, target
     is to finalize the release before the Chinese New Year holiday starts.

-rc1 status

* Intel sent test results, validation completed, no critical issue:
   * http://inbox.dpdk.org/dev/ddcde5a760f94e7eb708d508e50e2ac4@intel.com/


* main
   * Bruce's 'buildtools/chkincs' series to check includes
   * Arm's ring refactoring set
   * There are lots of patches related to the build system
   * A pmdinfogen error reported
     * More detail needed
   * Arm build options rework
   * Power library changes
     * Hoping to get today
   * Mingw build error
     * There is a new version for the fix

* next-net
   * Progressing, sub-trees pulled, some fixes merged
   * Target is to close the -rc2 tomorrow but there are still ~90 patches in the
     * Some driver patches may not make the -rc2, first come first served
   * There are testpmd fixes, please help on reviewing them
   * octeontx_ep waiting for new version
     * If main patchset can go in -rc2, adjustments can be done for -rc3, since
       it is a new driver it should be OK, this gives an additional week
   * intel raw/ifpga driver is in the backlog

* next-crypto
   * no update

* next-eventdev
   * Sent pull request

* next-virtio
   * Patches merged for -rc2
     * Recent virtio defect with -rc1 should be fixed now
       * Can consider pulling next-net early to main repo to verify the fix
   * Alibaba MMIO patch reviewed
     * Alibaba is working on the set for some releases now, deferring it won't
       be good

* next-net-mlx
   * Two more patches for -rc2, will be ready soon

* next-net-brcm
   * no update

* next-net-intel
   * no update

* next-net-mrvl
   * all merged for -rc2


* v19.11.7
   * Christian Ehrhardt will take over the 19.11 maintainership

* v20.11.x
   * Luca will take over the 20.11 maintainership from Kevin in long term

DPDK Release Status Meetings

The DPDK Release Status Meeting is intended for DPDK Committers to discuss the
status of the master tree and sub-trees, and for project managers to track
progress or milestone dates.

The meeting occurs on every Thursdays at 8:30 UTC. on https://meet.jit.si/DPDK

If you wish to attend just send an email to
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