OpenAFS release team weekly meeting

Date: Feb 09, 2018
  * Stephan Wiesand (Release Manager 1.6)
  * Ben Kaduk (Release Manager 1.8)
  * Michael Meffie
  * Marcio Barbosa
  * Mark Vitale

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Recent issues

1. RedHat 7.5 beta issues have been reported by sites testing rhel 7.5
   beta.  Mark V to continue investigation.

2. Harmut posted an issue found while testing 1.8.0pre4 and a patch for
   ubik. (After the meeting Ben pushed the patch to gerrit 12905 ubik:
   avoid labeling a database "0.0")

1.6.x stable series


12886 ubik: check if epoch is sane before db relabel
  - Require backport to 1.6.x
  - Blocking 1.6.23pre1 release

12896 ubik: avoid DISK_Begin on sites that didn't vote for syn
  - Require backport to 1.6.x
  - Blocking 1.6.23pre1 release

12328  Linux: Drop PageReclaim AOP_WRITEPAGE_ACTIVATE case
  - Requires reviews or will be abandoned for the 1.6.x branch.

12864  rx: rxi_ReceiveDataPacket do not set rprev on drop
  - Requires reviews

12818 redhat: separate debuginfo package for kmod rpm
  - Requires additional +1s in gerrit

12684..7 vldb cache timeout option (-volume-ttl)
  - Requires additional +1s in gerrit

12667  afs: fix afs_xserver deadlock in afsdb refresh
  - Requires additional +1s in gerrit

1.8.x series

Patches targeting 1.8.0pre5 have been merged on the
openafs-stable-1_8_x branch.

Mike to write NEWS file for pre5. (Submitted after the meeting).


Review discussions:

rxgk patches:
  - Discussion about CLEAR and AUTH levels.
  - Does it makes sense to implement the CLEAR and AUTH levels,
    especially with no way to configure what mode is enabled.
  - Ben thinks it's pretty clear that it doesn't make sense to
    have the code with no way to enable it other than recompiling,
    so it's a question of do we remove the code or do we add a
    knob to allow the less-protected data.

Recently merged:

4f7550d Add support for arm64_linux26
b792dea hcrypto: Avoid 'double' param in arm64 kernel code
0a896b9 Do not set default AFS_SYSCALL
ed513bb Do not require AFS_SYSCALL
f5794e0 util: Add the AFS_STRINGIZE() macro
32d0493 SOLARIS: save kernel module function arguments for debugging
88cb536 autoconf: detect ctf-tools and add ctf to libafs
c7c71d2 Add .gitreview
5e09a69 SOLARIS: Avoid vcache locks when flushing pages for RO vnodes

New patches:

12905 ubik: avoid labeling a database "0.0"
12906 rx: Do not count RXGEN_OPCODE towards abort threshold

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