• Review ACTION points from previous meeting
  • Lucid release status (ttx)
    • o RC milestone, ISO testing o Remaining RC bugs o Remaining work items in specs
  • Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA Team (hggdh)

  • Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (jjohansen)

  • Weekly SRU review: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/KnowledgeBase#SRU%20weekly%20review (mathiaz)

  • Maverick call for blueprints (ttx)
  • Open Discussion
  • Announce next meeting date and time


Review ACTION points from previous meetings

  • mathiaz to fix the "server fixed bugs" broken script: NOT DONE
  • ttx to follow up with ivoks/RoaKSoax on cluster stack state : DONE
  • mathiaz to propose removal of dovecot-postfix on MLs: DONE

Lucid Release status

Release Candidate is in the oven, Wednesday focus should be on ISO testing and dont expect an ISO/images respin. Please test the heck out of them and dont forget to register your results.

On the remaining RC bugs side, ttx has assigned most of them to the team. After the RC has been released this is the team's main focus.

Finally, there are some remaining work item in specs. Most of the are about UEC testing/validation, so we should be ok.

Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA team (hggdh)

hggdh has been doing a heck of a job in testing UEC and shaking out some hard issues, resulting in a stream of issues in UEC stress testing and cloud images booting. The more we poke the more bugs are exposed. A bunch ideas were discussed on how to improve the testing which will be fleshed out at UDS.

Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (jjohansen)

smoser said no issues found in ec2 testing related to the kernel. jjohansen remarked that a little debug info was shaken out and a couple of more bugs were showing up. smoser asked if jjohansen has proposed a blueprint to get some time to trial paravirt-ops kernels for ec2, which hasnt been done yet. jjohnansen said he hasnt had a chance to look at a kernel oops which appeared in some UEC guests.


No new SRU bugs were nominated. mathiaz did mention that the SRU process will be changed, and raised the issue of a dedicated resource for lucid SRU for the point release.

[ACTION] ttx to confirm with jib lucid SRU resource allocation

Maverick Call for blueprints

ttx raised the call for Maverick blueprints. If you want to suggest a UDS session topic, feel free to file an Ubuntu blueprint. The named is server-maverick-* and the approver must be set to Jos Boumans" At this point only one blueprint has been proposed. A page has been setup to capture braindumps and sepcs which is found here.

Announce next meeting date and time

Next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 28th at 14:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.


[14:57] <zul> gday
[14:57] <mjeanson> hi
[14:58] <kirkland> [o]
[14:58] <ttx> ]o[
[14:59] <mathiaz> \u\
[14:59] <Daviey> \o
[14:59] <jmdault> o/
[15:00] <jjohansen> o]
[15:00] <ttx> ok, let's get started !
[15:00] <ttx> #startmeeting
[15:00] <MootBot> Meeting started at 09:00. The chair is ttx.
[15:00] <MootBot> Commands Available: [TOPIC], [IDEA], [ACTION], [AGREED], [LINK], [VOTE]
[15:00] <RoAkSoAx> o/
[15:00] <ttx> Welcome to the Ubuntu Server team meeting !
[15:00] <zul> wheee
[15:00] <ttx> Agenda is at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting
[15:00] <ttx> Scribe is: zul !
[15:01] <ttx> [TOPIC] Review ACTION points from previous meeting
[15:01] <MootBot> New Topic:  Review ACTION points from previous meeting
[15:01] <ttx> * mathiaz to fix the "server fixed bugs" broken script
[15:01] <smoser> \o
[15:01] <mathiaz> ttx: still on my TODO
[15:02] <ttx> ttx to follow up with ivoks/RoaKSoax on cluster stack state : DONE
[15:02] <ttx> * mathiaz to propose removal of dovecot-postfix on MLs
[15:02] <mathiaz> ttx: that has been done
[15:02] <mathiaz> ScottK: ^^
[15:02] <zul> and the fix has been uploaded
[15:02] <mathiaz> zul: great thanks
[15:02] <ttx> mathiaz: without a strong consensus, I see
[15:03] <mathiaz> ttx: about the fix or the removal?
[15:03] <mathiaz> ttx: I'm fine with the fix
[15:03] <ttx> abouit the removal :)
[15:03] <mathiaz> ttx: as long as the use of dovecot-postfix.conf has been discarded
[15:03] <ttx> mathiaz: does that prove the need for a UDS session on taht subject, to set expectations for the Maverick cycle ?
[15:04] <mathiaz> ttx: not specifically
[15:04] <mathiaz> ttx: there may be a more generic what to do with the mail server though
[15:04] <ttx> mathiaz: yes
[15:04] <ttx> [TOPIC] Lucid release status
[15:04] <MootBot> New Topic:  Lucid release status
[15:04] <ttx> So the RC is in the oven, should be released tomorrow
[15:05] <ttx> Today's focus is on ISO testing coverage
[15:05] <ttx> We don't expect a server ISO/images respin, so please test the heck out of them
[15:05]  * kirkland is on it
[15:06] <ttx> Don't forget to register your test results... and mark the tests you started as "started" for coordination
[15:06] <ttx> On the remaining RC bugs side... I assigned most of them to the team, at the very least you should look into them and comment whether they can and should be fixed by release day, or as a post-release SRU
[15:07] <ttx> the watch list is updated at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/ReleaseStatus
[15:07] <ttx> that's the team main focus for after-RC
[15:08] <ttx> Finally, you have some remaining work items in specs
[15:08] <ttx> See http://people.canonical.com/~pitti/workitems/canonical-server-ubuntu-10.04.html
[15:08] <ttx> Most of them are about UEC testing/validation so we should be ok, but don't forget those :)
[15:08]  * hggdh kicks evolution and its 1G  resident memory
[15:09] <ttx> Questions on release management, priorities for the next week, etc. ?
[15:09] <zul> nyet
[15:10] <hggdh> pas
[15:10] <ttx> About post-RC fix vs. early SRU: it's mostly the release team decision based on the impact of the proposed patch vs. how impacting is the bug.
[15:10] <ttx> but you should be able to make an educated guess :)
[15:10] <ttx> ok, moving on to:
[15:10] <ttx> [TOPIC] Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA Team (hggdh)
[15:10] <MootBot> New Topic:  Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA Team (hggdh)
[15:11] <ttx> hggdh: how is it going in QA land ?
[15:11] <hggdh> life is not as good as I expected ;-)
[15:11] <kirkland> ttx: hggdh has been doing a heck of a job testing UEC
[15:11] <kirkland> ttx: shaking out some hard issue
[15:11] <hggdh> we are still going along, though. All of you have been extremely helpful on my bugs
[15:12] <hggdh> er. not *mine*, I mean
[15:12] <ttx> yes, we still have a stream of issues in UEC stresstesting and cloud images boot
[15:12] <hggdh> yes. Right now it seems the more we poke, the more bugs fall
[15:12] <ttx> kirkland, smoser: I kept you out of the other server bugs so that you can concentrate on those
[15:13] <kirkland> hggdh: that's our job ;-)
[15:13] <ttx> hggdh: you seem to have the Gift !
[15:13] <hggdh> mathiaz scripts have helped a lot, BTW
[15:13] <kirkland> ttx: thanks, much appreciated, we're actively working those
[15:14] <hggdh> ttx: right now, this is pretty much what I can tell you... sorry
[15:14] <ttx> hggdh: the regression build rig seems to have triggered a few recent messages
[15:14] <ttx> hggdh: do you plan to have a maverick spec to cover what we should do now with this ?
[15:14] <hggdh> hum. I have not looked at my emails today, but I do not remember any from yesterday (except atlas, but this is not aq worry)
[15:15] <ttx> hggdh: they were from this morning.
[15:15] <hggdh> ttx: you mean the regression rig? Yes, I do have some ideas. We should keep it, and expand it
[15:15] <ttx> hggdh: planning a UDS session / blueprint on the subject ?
[15:16] <kirkland> hggdh: ttx: i suggest some "barriers", that would allow a topo to deploy with one button
[15:16] <kirkland> hggdh: ttx: rather than triggering each system individually
[15:16] <hggdh> I am going to put it in the QA pool of ideas, and someone will decide on it
[15:16] <kirkland> hggdh: ttx: possibly as simple as an early command that sleeps/waits until its dependendent systems are installed
[15:17] <ttx> kirkland: I was talking about the build regression rig, the thing that rebuilds a set of package daily
[15:17] <hggdh> kirkland: yeah, something like that. I would also like to have at least one more rig
[15:17] <ttx> and mails out tons of errors :)
[15:17] <ttx> ah, plenty of interesting discussions coming up in Brussels.. volcano smoke allowing.
[15:18] <hggdh> heh
[15:18] <ttx> Other questions for QA team ?
[15:18] <hggdh> everybody says smoke is bad to our health
[15:18] <hggdh> no, we are good
[15:19] <ttx> [TOPIC] Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (jjohansen)
[15:19] <MootBot> New Topic:  Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (jjohansen)
[15:19] <ttx> hggdh: thanks !
[15:19] <ttx> jjohansen: o/
[15:19] <hggdh> ttx: just an aside -- we should talk, when possible, on the autonmated server tests
[15:19] <jjohansen> hey
[15:19] <jjohansen> so not much has changed on the kernel side since last week
[15:20] <ttx> jjohansen: which is good :)
[15:20] <smoser> no issues found in ec2 testing related to kernel
[15:20] <jjohansen> a little more debug info shaken out, and a couple more bugs showing up
[15:20] <smoser> other than possibly bug 567334
[15:20] <ubottu> Launchpad bug 567334 in linux "blocked tasks delay cloud-init for 240 seconds" [Undecided,New] https://launchpad.net/bugs/567334
[15:21] <jjohansen> right
[15:21] <ttx> I don'ty have any new burning issue myself... but it's sometimes difficult to be aware of existing kernel bugs affecting server
[15:21] <smoser> jjohansen, i wonder if you've proposed a blueprint or some mechanism to get official time to trial paravirt-ops kernels on ec2
[15:22] <jjohansen> smoser: not yet
[15:22] <jjohansen> it will come I still need to poke that beast a little bit this week
[15:22] <smoser> i know how difficult or unlikely getting that to work is, but *I* would really like it, and I know it'd make your job much easier if you didn't have thousands of lines of patches
[15:23] <jjohansen> hehe, well that is motivation to get it working :)
[15:23] <zul> what no more hulking patch?
[15:24] <ttx> ok, any other questions/concerns to transmit to the kernel team ?
[15:24] <kirkland> jjohansen: no progress on that oops?
[15:24] <kirkland> jjohansen: that we're seeing in some UEC guests?
[15:25] <kirkland> jjohansen: seems to be only on certain hardware
[15:25] <jjohansen> kirkland: no :(
[15:25] <kirkland> jjohansen: alrighty, thanks
[15:25] <kirkland> jjohansen: i suspect this will need an SRU eventually
[15:25] <ttx> [TOPIC] Weekly SRU review: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/KnowledgeBase#SRU%20weekly%20review  (mathiaz)
[15:25] <MootBot> New Topic:  Weekly SRU review: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/KnowledgeBase#SRU%20weekly%20review  (mathiaz)
[15:25] <jjohansen> though that isn't the only bug we have seen that is hardware specifi
[15:25] <kirkland> jjohansen: right
[15:25] <ttx> mathiaz: o/
[15:26] <mathiaz> a few bugs from karmic:
[15:26] <mathiaz> bug 156636
[15:26] <ubottu> Launchpad bug 156636 in openssh "Please package openssh with LPK patch" [Unknown,Confirmed] https://launchpad.net/bugs/156636
[15:26] <mathiaz> bug 494141
[15:26] <ubottu> Launchpad bug 494141 in samba "CUPS starts after SAMBA; printers are not available" [Undecided,New] https://launchpad.net/bugs/494141
[15:27] <mathiaz> Both should be decline IMO
[15:27] <ttx> not fixed in dev release
[15:27] <ttx> so not candidates for SRU
[15:28] <mathiaz> that's all as far as I can say
[15:28] <mathiaz> given that the bugs-fixed-lately script is broken
[15:28] <ttx> ok, that was fast !
[15:29] <mathiaz> anything worth fixing in SRU from last week?
[15:29]  * kirkland wagers that the SRU portion of this meeting is about to get a lot more interesting in about ~2 weeks :-)
[15:29] <mathiaz> kirkland: right
[15:29] <mathiaz> kirkland: I'll add the lucid nominations list once lucid is released
[15:29]  * ttx wagers that there should be an interesting discussion about SRU handling at UDS in ~3 weeks :-)
[15:29] <kirkland> ttx: oh?  changes on the way?
[15:29] <RoAkSoAx>  /join #ubuntu-ha
[15:29] <mathiaz> which means that the first (few?) meetings may see more SRU activity
[15:30] <ttx> kirkland: well, we should at least discuss if our current process fits the bill for Lucid
[15:30] <kirkland> ttx: ah
[15:30] <kirkland> mathiaz: i think so ...  there's a number of things we'll want to fix for Lucid that didn't make release
[15:30] <kirkland> mathiaz: and probably a number of new issues that come up as people upgrade
[15:31] <ttx> i'm not sure it gives us the tracking information we'll need, so far
[15:31] <mathiaz> Are then any plans to put dedicated ressource on lucid SRU?
[15:31] <mathiaz> the same way as we did for Hardy?
[15:31] <ttx> that's a good question and I don't know the answer.
[15:32] <ttx> [ACTION] ttx to confirm with jib lucid SRU resource allocation
[15:32] <MootBot> ACTION received:  ttx to confirm with jib lucid SRU resource allocation
[15:32] <zul> i think we should because most users probably wont upgrade until .1
[15:32] <zul> imho
[15:32] <ttx> mathiaz: could you explain what happened in hardy, for reference ?
[15:33] <mathiaz> ttx: IIRC some of the desktop team members spent time on hardy SRUs.
[15:33] <mathiaz> ttx: until enf of June IIRC
[15:33] <mathiaz> ttx: ask pitti or seb128
[15:33] <ttx> zul: yes, we need a way to track and coordinate the amount of work we'll all do in that area... and possibly someone dedicated to tracking it
[15:33] <zul> ttx: I wa working on SRU for the hardy point release
[15:33] <kirkland> ttx: yeah, zul worked on hardy.1, and i worked on hardy.2
[15:34] <ttx> noted, thanks !
[15:34] <ttx> [TOPIC] Maverick call for blueprints
[15:34] <MootBot> New Topic:  Maverick call for blueprints
[15:34] <ttx> So UDS is nearing and volcano smoke seems to clear out
[15:35] <zul> volcano smoke is overblown
[15:35] <ttx> If you want to suggest a UDS session topic, feel free to file an Ubuntu blueprint !
[15:35] <ttx> name is server-maverick-*
[15:35] <ttx> and approver must be set to "Jos Boumans"
[15:35] <ttx> at tha point only one was filed:
[15:35] <ttx> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/server-maverick-wbemcim-providers
[15:36] <ttx> I also set up a page to braindump and track the propsoed sessions:
[15:36] <ttx> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/MaverickIdeaPool
[15:36] <ttx> I'll add a lot more sessions from the team internal braindump in the next hours/days
[15:37] <ttx> so no need for the Canonical server team to spend time on editing that page
[15:37] <ttx> but everyone else is more than welcome to do so !
[15:38] <ttx> [TOPIC] Open Discussion
[15:38] <MootBot> New Topic:  Open Discussion
[15:38] <ttx> anything/anyone ?
[15:39] <padhu> What about lucid?
[15:39] <ttx> padhu: what what about lucid ?
[15:39] <ttx> padhu: it goes out next week
[15:40] <ttx> hopefully :)
[15:40] <padhu> In time?
[15:40] <ttx> team: is sleeping getting any better ?
[15:40] <ttx> padhu: at this point, yes...
[15:40] <mathiaz> ttx: still on track
[15:41] <ttx> padhu: but being late is, by essence, unpredictable.
[15:41] <padhu> Happy to hear it. I am waiting eagerly
[15:41] <ttx> padhu: I'd advise you to downlaod and test the RC which goes out tomorrow ! That will make the release all the more enjoyable to you.
[15:42] <ttx> the sooner we know wbout bugs, the sooner we can fix them.
[15:42] <zul> ttx:yep
[15:42] <ttx> ... and by definition, no significant change is expected between RC and final.
[15:42] <padhu> oh
[15:43] <padhu> i will try
[15:43] <ttx> [TOPIC] Announce next meeting date and time
[15:43] <MootBot> New Topic:  Announce next meeting date and time
[15:43] <ttx> Same place, same time, next week, in the middle of the release frenzy
[15:43] <ttx> i'll be in London next week, hopefully I'll be able to spend time on the meeting
[15:44] <ttx> Thanks everyone !
[15:44] <ttx> #endmeeting

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