Hi Coly,

Actually, I should also ask what kind of ideas do you have.  Was there
any kind of testsuite or work you were interested in doing?  

Al

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Albert Chu
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High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


----- Original Message -----
From: Albert Chu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2005 8:22 pm
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-devel] FreeIPMI meeting notes + Todos

> Hi Coly,
> 
> I'm glad to hear about your interest in working on FreeIPMI.  
> Actually,myself and A.B. spoke about starting a testsuite soon.  We 
> still need to
> flesh out some details, but if you'd like to help, we can always 
> use the
> extra help.
> 
> Al
> 
> --
> Albert Chu
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Computer Scientist
> High Performance Systems Division
> Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: coly li <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Thursday, December 8, 2005 5:42 pm
> Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-devel] FreeIPMI meeting notes + Todos
> 
> > Hi,every one. I just join this maillist these days. I've worked 
> on 
> > IPMIfor three years, including driver, FW and system software. I 
> > want to do
> > something for this project, for example writing some testsuite, or
> > documentations.
> > 
> > Where can I start ?
> > 
> > Coly
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ? 2005-12-08?? 11:23 -0800?Albert Chu???
> > > MEETING NOTES
> > > 
> > > Compliance Testing:
> > > 
> > > Linux IPMI Test Suite
> > > ---------------------
> > > 
> > > Use testsuites for major open source applications as a "starter"
> > > testsuite for both vendors and users.  Vendors get extra 
> testing and
> > > some assurance open source projects will work with their hardware.
> > > Users of IPMI (including someone like Cyclades) get extra 
> assurance> > their technology will work with certain hardware.  
> Open source
> > > projects get more testing of their tools.  Combination of multiple
> > > projects covers more IPMI functionality than any one project (can
> > > likely) cover on their own.
> > > 
> > > TODOS:
> > > Zresearch - Start on FreeIPMI Testsuite
> > > LLNL - Get/devel IPMItool testsuite, speak to OpenIPMI author
> > > General todo: Try to build momentum on this.
> > > 
> > > IPMItool + Ipmipower:
> > > ---------------------
> > > 
> > > Idea is HPC features of Ipmipower would be very useful in 
> > Ipmitool. 
> > > Ipmitool would get HPC features and Ipmipower gets more IPMI
> > > specification coverage.
> > > 
> > > Interest: Cyclades
> > > TODO: Continue discussions on it with Ipmitool author.  Just 
> need 
> > to start.
> > > 
> > > ICTS
> > > ----
> > > Why is the ICTS testsuite only available to "IPMI Adopters".  
> > This is
> > > stupid, users want it too for testing.
> > > 
> > > TODO: Zresearch, LLNL, anyone: Bug Intel people.
> > > 
> > > FreeIPMI in Redhat
> > > ------------------
> > > 
> > > Get vendor support by getting FreeIPMI into RHEL.
> > > 
> > > TODO: LLNL and SLAC will bug Redhat on our weekly conference 
> calls.> > 
> > > FreeIPMI TODOS
> > > --------------
> > > 
> > > Zresearch TODO: Raw Hex command support
> > > 
> > > Zresearch TODO: Perl/Python Bindings(?)
> > > (Al: Sorry, my notes weren't clear, I'm not sure.)
> > > 
> > > Zresearch TODO: Adveritse/document Guile, point to howto's, 
> > supply templates
> > > 
> > > Web GUI/Windows Compilation of FreeIPMI
> > > ---------------------------------------
> > > 
> > > I don't know if we came to a conclusion, I can't remember.  Sorry.
> > > Maybe vendors can tell us if this is important to them and 
> would 
> > make> them more interested in FreeIPMI.
> > > 
> > > FreeIPMI Coding
> > > ---------------
> > > 
> > > CVS Tagging: Announce to freeipmi-devel before making a release 
> tag.> > 
> > > CVS branching: Branch experimental code and work independently 
> until> > it is reasonably complete.  Then merge into head.  
> Incomplete 
> > changes> or major architectural changes (i.e. UDM would have 
> fallen 
> > under this)
> > > aren't submitted into the head until completion.
> > > 
> > > fiid_template_t: We will always stay to spec.  Never deviate!
> > > 
> > > fiid_template_t/fiid_obj_t reorganization: We will all think 
> > about it
> > > and discuss further on the mailing list.  There are many different
> > > methods to re-architect the underlying objects to meet this need.
> > > 
> > > lan session management in libfreeipmie: We all agreed that session
> > > management is getting more difficult in IPMI 2.0.  A 
> rearchitect or
> > > new set of APIs may be necessary to make session management
> > > manageable.
> > > 
> > > libfreeipmi re-org: The directory libfreeipmi/src/ is large and
> > > big. We agreed that subsections of the library could be put in
> > > subdirectories or organized in some better manner.
> > > 
> > > LGPL: We need to consider LGPLing libfreeipmi for the potential 
> > it may
> > > be used by more vendors.  To be discussed in more detail on the
> > > mailing list.
> > > 
> > > UDM: One remaining big bug.  Another set of eyes would be 
> useful, so
> > > Al Chu will try and hunt this one down.
> > > 
> > > Multihost LAN API: Many possible implementations and API
> > > possibilities.  We'll all think about it and discuss further on 
> the> > mailing list.
> > > 
> > > --
> > > Albert Chu
> > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > Computer Scientist
> > > High Performance Systems Division
> > > Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
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