[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
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Agenda:
* Release Dates
* -rc1 status
* Subtrees
* LTS

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


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


Subtrees
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* 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
     backlog
     * 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


LTS
---

* 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
"John McNamara <john.mcnamara at intel.com>" for the invite.


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