2021 Yocto Project Weekly Status Archive

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Yocto Project Weekly Status Apr. 13, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M4 (Feature Freeze)
Next Deadline: 5th April 2021 YP 3.3 M4 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3 rc2 has a clean bill of health from QA so pending TSC approval and release notes/migration guide, it's looking likely to release. rc1 was abandoned due to a couple of intermittent autobuilder issues accounted on the first build.
  • YP 3.1.7 is being built today
  • There are a number of pending patches queued in master-next waiting for 3.4 to open for development.
  • We do have some development series undergoing review now such as the PRServ rework and changes to the git fetcher to make it more efficient.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and are now at a record high level. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT We are working to identify the load pattern on the infrastructure that seems to trigger these.

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M4 is out of QA.

YP 3.4 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.4 M1 build date 2021/06/07
  • YP 3.4 M1 Release date 2021/06/18
  • YP 3.4 M2 build date 2021/07/12
  • YP 3.4 M2 Release date 2021/07/23
  • YP 3.4 M3 build date 2021/08/23
  • YP 3.4 M3 Release date 2021/09/03
  • YP 3.4 M4 build date 2021/10/04
  • YP 3.4 M4 Release date 2021/10/29

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.1.7 is being built.
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09
  • YP 3.2.4 build date 2021/05/3
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/17
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/05/28
  • YP 3.3.1 build date 2021/05/24
  • YP 3.3.1 release date 2021/06/04
  • YP 3.1.9 build date 2021/06/21
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/08/09
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/08/20
  • YP 3.1.11 build date 2021/09/13
  • YP 3.1.11 release date 2021/9/24

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Apr. 6, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M4 (Feature Freeze)
Next Deadline: 5th April 2021 YP 3.3 M4 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • We are now close to building YP 3.3 rc1 for the final release. That build may happen later today if three are no more urgent pending changes. The biggest blockers on release may be the changelog/release notes and migration guide as those have not been started yet.
  • YP 3.2.3 was released.
  • We did merge a change to oeqa/runqemu to allow the qemu images to be run from a tmpfs. This should mean writes aren’t held up in the IO queue which we believe may have been a cause of the intermittent failures. Unfortunately we can’t use cgroups as the versions on most of the autobuilder workers isn’t recent enough for IO priorities, even ignoring the permission issues so this tmpfs solution seemed like the best option and was not very invasive to implement. It does mean we now see the “qemu didn’t start in 120s” error instead much more regularly if the copy into tmpfs is locked.
  • There are a number of patches queued in master-next but most are version upgrades which will wait for 3.4 to open for development.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and are now at a record high level. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT We are working to identify the load pattern on the infrastructure that seems to trigger these.

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.3 has been released.
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09
  • YP 3.2.4 build date 2021/05/3
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/17
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/05/28

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Mar. 30, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M4 (Feature Freeze)
Next Deadline: 5th April 2021 YP 3.3 M4 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 has been released, the issue with beaglebone was resolved.
  • YP 3.2.3 has been built and is in QA.
  • It was a quiet week for patches whilst the M3 issues were resolved. We’re not taking non-essential version upgrades at this point. There are some tweaks to meson’s native build handling and some selftest parallelism unittest output handling fixes pending.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and are now at a record high level. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT We are working to identify the load pattern on the infrastructure that seems to trigger these.

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 has been released.
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.3 is in QA.
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09
  • YP 3.2.4 build date 2021/05/3
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/17
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/05/28

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Mar. 23, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M4 (Feature Freeze)
Next Deadline: 5th April 2021 YP 3.3 M4 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 rc1 had an issue with the beaglebone reference platform. As such, we plan to build an rc2 when this has been fixed.
  • The release series name for core has been bumped to “hardknott” and the previous one, “gatesgarth” has now been removed. We do this so that layers being actively maintained can be clearly identified compared to those which are not. *Layers will need to be updated to show compatibility with the 3.3 core.
  • We’ve taken a number of version upgrades and other changes as the benefits to taking them seem to outweigh the potential risk.
  • There is a pending change to remove ‘stale’ sstate task output before the main build starts in master-next. This has been testing for a while with no reports of issues and seems to perform well so will likely be included in M3 rc2.
  • “Pending” state patch review is still needed, we have some really old stale ones which really need decisions to be made about their future. It would help a lot if recipe maintainers could review recipe patchsets and upstream them or remove them if they are no longer relevant.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and are now at a record high level. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT
  • We are working to identify the load pattern on the infrastructure that seems to trigger these.

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 will go back to QA for rc2 soon.
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.3 build date 2021/03/22
  • YP 3.2.3 release date 2021/04/02
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09
  • YP 3.2.4 build date 2021/05/3
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/17
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/05/28

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Mar. 16, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M4 (Feature Freeze)
Next Deadline: 5th April 2021 YP 3.3 M4 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 has been built and is now in QA.
  • We were able to track down the parsing performance regressions and patches in master have addressed those (thanks Peter).
  • We have merged REQUIRED_VERSION support to bitbake which works in a similar way to PREFERRED_VERSION but is a mandatory directive rather than optional.
  • Reproducibility has improved again with ltp fixed, perf fixed and fixes pending for meson and ovmf. This leaves ruby-docs and the Go Language issues,

https://www.yoctoproject.org/reproducible-build-results/

  • qemuppc64 and qemuriscv32 machines were added. These are not officially supported/tested but have been added to oe-core to allow development to focus around them rather than happening ad hoc externally. For official support of these platforms there would need to be some funding for the autobuilder resources needed through project members sponsoring that work.
  • A new Azure Storage fetcher was added to bitbake.
  • “Pending” state patch review is still needed, we have some really old stale ones which really need decisions to be made about their future. It would help a lot if recipe maintainers could review recipe patchsets and upstream them or remove them if they are no longer relevant.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and are now at a record high level. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT We are working to identify the load pattern on the infrastructure that seems to trigger these. We have seen a sharp rise in numbers of issues with the new more rigorous swat process.

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 is in QA
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.3 build date 2021/03/22
  • YP 3.2.3 release date 2021/04/02
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09
  • YP 3.2.4 build date 2021/05/3
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/17
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/05/28

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Mar. 9, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 Feature Freeze
Next Deadline: 1st March 2021 YP 3.3 M3 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 is due to build soon, we are now at feature freeze
  • M3 has not been built yet whilst the status of various pending patches was ascertained and several bugs investigated. A key runqueue bug in bitbake was finally identified and resolved, other seeming state manifest issues were traced to a bad patch. There is a performance regression which still needs debugging and fixing. We also need to get a better understanding of autobuilder load issues triggering intermittent failures although that may be deferred to M4.
  • It looks like the rust addition patches will be deferred to 3.4, as will the PR server changes.
  • Reproducibility is trending well for this release at 99.83% with a remaining intermittent issue in ltp due to be fixed imminently. Meson and ruby have intermittent issues, ovmf has a hardcoded path and much progress has been made in resolving the perf issues so hopefully that will be fixed soon. The only other issue is Go Language related. https://www.yoctoproject.org/reproducible-build-results/ We had a mention in Reproducible Builds newsletter: https://reproducible-builds.org/reports/2021-02/
  • “Pending” state patch review is still needed, we have some really old stale ones which really need decisions to be made about their future. It would help a lot if recipe maintainers could review recipe patchsets and upstream them or remove them if they are no longer relevant.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and are now at a record high level. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.3 build date 2021/03/08
  • YP 3.2.3 release date 2021/03/19
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09
  • YP 3.2.4 build date 2021/05/3
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/17
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/05/28

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Mar. 2, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 Feature Freeze
Next Deadline: 1st March 2021 YP 3.3 M3 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.2.2 and YP 3.1.6 were released.
  • YP 3.3 M3 is due to build soon, we are now at feature freeze
  • Reproducibility has improved over the last week with a number of fixes added meaning the exclusion list has been significantly reduced. Many of the fixes were accepted by upstream projects too. The remaining reproducibility issues now have bugs open in bugzilla. In particular, meson and ruby have intermittent issues, perf and ovmf have hardcoded path problems and ltp whilst improved, still appears to have issues. https://www.yoctoproject.org/reproducible-build-results/
  • Infrastructure issues around diffoscope and performance of reproducibility tests have been fixed, both by us and upstream diffoscope which should resolve delays in builds and improve testing throughput.
  • Looking through some of the patches in the “Pending” state, we have some really old stale ones which really need decisions to be made about their future. It would help a lot if recipe maintainers could review recipe patchsets and upstream them or remove them if they are no longer relevant.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and are now at a record high level. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.2 is released.
  • YP 3.1.6 is released.
  • YP 3.2.3 build date 2021/03/08
  • YP 3.2.3 release date 2021/03/19
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09
  • YP 3.2.4 build date 2021/05/3
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/17
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/05/28

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Feb. 23, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M3 development
Next Deadline: 1st March 2021 YP 3.3 M3 build and YP 3.3 Feature Freeze

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.2.2 has passed QA cleanly and awaiting final release approval.
  • YP 3.1.6 has been built and is in QA.
  • We have one week left before M3 is due to be built. This marks our feature freeze point for YP 3.3.
  • We are trying to add rpm to reproducibility testing however there are several issues we need to resolve before that can merge.
  • Looking through some of the patches in the “Pending” state, we have some really old stale ones which really need decisions to be made about their future. It would help a lot if recipe maintainers could review recipe patchsets and upstream them or remove them if they are no longer relevant.
  • The glibc 2.33 issues encountered should now hopefully be resolved with the latest pseudo changes.
  • Most of the successful AUH (Automatic Upgrade Helper) patches are now merged or queued however many of the failed upgrades have yet to be handled
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and are now at a record high level. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.2 being reviewed for release.
  • YP 3.1.6 is in QA.
  • YP 3.2.3 build date 2021/03/08
  • YP 3.2.3 release date 2021/03/19
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Feb. 16, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M3 development
Next Deadline: 1st March 2021 YP 3.3 M3 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.2.2 is currently building.
  • We’ve been upgrading uninative and buildtools-extended-tarball however glibc 2.33 has caused issues with build in containers and with pseudo. Hopefully these issues are now resolved or worked around with the latest patches.
  • There is apparently a reputation that Yocto Project is not reproducible. It’s builds are! We now have an live status report on our website for this: https://www.yoctoproject.org/reproducible-build-results/ showing the status live from the autobuilder (thanks Joshua and Michael)
  • Given the above, we’ve managed to improve the reproducible selftest by separating to its own autobuilder target and showing which exclusions are no longer needed.
  • We have also fixed reproducibility issues in a number of recipes. There are still some low hanging issues in the current exclusion list.
  • The AUH (Automatic Upgrade Helper) has run and was relatively successful, please help us get the version upgrades in before M3 builds on the 1st.
  • We’ve changed the default umask applying to tasks in builds to make it easier to avoid reproducibility issues (bitbake now has a BB_DEFAULT_UMASK variable).
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.2 is building
  • YP 3.2.2 release date 2021/02/19
  • YP 3.1.6 build date 2021/02/22
  • YP 3.1.6 release date 2021/03/05
  • YP 3.2.3 build date 2021/03/08
  • YP 3.2.3 release date 2021/03/19
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Feb. 9, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M3 development
Next Deadline: 1st March 2021 YP 3.3 M3 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • We’ve merged a number of key upgrades to glibc, binutils and autoconf in particular which has caused some issues in other layers. Thanks to everyone helping work through those issues.
  • We’ve upgraded uninative, with a final 2.32 version containing an upstream fix and then a version with 2.33. There are early reports there may be a build issue with kernels and 2.33.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT
  • There are some interesting insights from the SWAT status reports that are now being generated, in particular they show the frequency that some bugs are occurring which should help us try and target the most problematic failures: https://lists.yoctoproject.org/g/swat/topic/swat_statistics_for_week_05/80466229 The reports can be seen on the swat mailing list (which anyone can join).

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.2 build date 2021/02/08
  • YP 3.2.2 release date 2021/02/19
  • YP 3.1.6 build date 2021/02/22
  • YP 3.1.6 release date 2021/03/05
  • YP 3.2.3 build date 2021/03/08
  • YP 3.2.3 release date 2021/03/19
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Feb. 2, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M3 development
Next Deadline: 1st March 2021 YP 3.3 M3 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3 M2 was released
  • We have a new simple system to help with the SWAT process, “SwatBot”, https://swatbot.yoctoproject.org/ which has quickly evolved over the last week and is now taking over from the wiki BuildLog for the SWAT process.
  • We’re due to merge autoconf 2.71 which is now working for the core layers and automated tests but will need work to make meta-openembedded work with it.
  • We managed a small performance improvement to builds over the last week (5-7% overall) which appears to be from some of the GL native tools changes rather surprisingly
  • There were also significant reductions in the numbers of files being installed into the recipe sysroots (around 14,000 fewer files for some recipes for each workdir) which should aid overall build performance (and e.g. ease of build directory deletion)
  • There was a fix for pseudo to improve handling of renamed files which may account for some of the pseudo issues we’ve seen recently, it certainly caused problems with the new binutils release (not yet merged).

Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M2 was released.
  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.2 build date 2021/02/08
  • YP 3.2.2 release date 2021/02/19
  • YP 3.1.6 build date 2021/02/22
  • YP 3.1.6 release date 2021/03/05
  • YP 3.2.3 build date 2021/03/08
  • YP 3.2.3 release date 2021/03/19
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/29
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/09

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Jan. 26, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M3 development
Next Deadline: 1st March 2021 YP 3.3 M3 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3 M2 is currently in QA and we are now in the final development milestone M3 for 3.3
  • YP 3.1.5 was released.
  • We have a new simple system to help with the SWAT process, “SwatBot”, https://swatbot.yoctoproject.org/ . This aims to simplify the SWAT process by listing the exact list of issues which need to be triaged and tracks the resolutions. *It will mainly be of use to anyone participating in the SWAT process but mentioned here as people may see mention of it.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and with more invasive changes and higher rebuild rates, the numbers are increasing again. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT
  • An interesting idea came up in discussion with Kernel CI about potentially sharing YP autobuilder results into their system. There is an open bug for anyone interested in helping with or tracking this: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14196. It could also be an interesting use case for generating an SBOM with our output artefacts.

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M2 was built and is in QA.
  • YP 3.3 M2 Release date 2021/01/29
  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.1.5 was released.
  • YP 3.2.2 build date 2021/02/08
  • YP 3.2.2 release date 2021/02/19
  • YP 3.1.6 build date 2021/02/22
  • YP 3.1.6 release date 2021/03/05
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/22
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/02

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Jan. 19, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M2 development
Next Deadline: 18th January 2021 YP 3.3 M2 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3 M2 is due to be built once the currently queued patches are stalised.
  • YP 3.1.5 has been built and is through QA and likely to be released imminently after TSC review.
  • We’re pleased to announce that Bootlin are going to be helping with the build and integration work for the project, we’d like to welcome them on board and also thank the projects member companies for making this possible.
  • Builds are continuing to show some intermittent instability. Unfortunately we also suffered NAS issues and whilst there has been no data loss, recovery of the system is slowing the autobuilder temporarily.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and with more invasive changes and higher rebuild rates, the numbers are increasing again. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M2 build date 2021/01/18
  • YP 3.3 M2 Release date 2021/01/29
  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.1.5 is out of QA
  • YP 3.2.2 build date 2021/02/08
  • YP 3.2.2 release date 2021/02/19
  • YP 3.1.6 build date 2021/02/22
  • YP 3.1.6 release date 2021/03/05
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/22
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/02

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Jan. 12, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M2 development
Next Deadline: 18th January 2021 YP 3.3 M2 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • Patches for 3.3 M2 development are being tested and merged. We have one week left before M2 is due to be built.
  • It was a mixed week for builds and patches, several reproducibility issues appeared and issues also appeared after patches had merged in the second or third build after that due to state reuse and differences between worker distros. This makes merging the patches challenging.
  • In particular, an upgrade to qemu 5.2.0 did merge. That upgrade includes a change to the underlying build system and the patchset was significantly rationalised which may cause issues. In particular, issues on centos hosts were eventually traced to the mmap_min_addr setting being too low (65536 now seems to be the useful minimum).
  • We are now tracking intermittent ptest failures and a number of bugs have been opened for these, we don’t as yet have people able to work on them though.
  • CVE metrics are starting to trend down again but we still have 56 “open” CVEs against master and more in gatesgath/dunfell so help in further reducing the number would be appreciated.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur and with more invasive changes and higher rebuild rates, the numbers are increasing again. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M2 build date 2021/01/18
  • YP 3.3 M2 Release date 2021/01/29
  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.1.5 build date 2021/01/11
  • YP 3.1.5 release date 2021/01/22
  • YP 3.2.2 build date 2021/02/08
  • YP 3.2.2 release date 2021/02/19
  • YP 3.1.6 build date 2021/02/22
  • YP 3.1.6 release date 2021/03/05
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/22
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/02

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

Yocto Project Weekly Status Jan. 5, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M2 development
Next Deadline: 18th January 2021 YP 3.3 M2 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.2.1 and YP 3.3 M1 were released
  • Patches for 3.3 M2 development are being tested and merged. We have two weeks before M2 is due to be built.
  • Many version upgrades have been merged and the project has worked closely with the upcoming autoconf and ppp releases to reduce our patch deficit and ensure we’re ready for them.
  • We have seen a number of reproducibility failures from the increased test coverage on the autobuilder, several of the issues have had fixes.
  • We are now tracking intermittent ptest failures and a number of bugs have been opened for these, we don’t as yet have people able to work on them though.
  • CVE metrics have trended slowly downwards, thanks to everyone sending patches and quietly improving things either through patches or better CVE definitions upstream.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur. You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT
  • The LTS release has changed documentation format from docbook over to sphinx to match master as it should be more maintainable and consistent with the project over the planned life of the LTS.
  • For the LTS, there is also discussion on whether the wider reproducibility testing should be enabled as recently done in master due to the number of potential issues which may need to be fixed (master isn’t 100% working yet) as well as whether the pseudo path filtering should be backported. Please do give input to discussions on these topics on the mailing lists.

Ways to contribute:

YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M1 is released
  • YP 3.3 M2 build date 2021/01/18
  • YP 3.3 M2 Release date 2021/01/29
  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30

Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.1 is released
  • YP 3.1.5 build date 2021/01/11
  • YP 3.1.5 release date 2021/01/22
  • YP 3.2.2 build date 2021/02/08
  • YP 3.2.2 release date 2021/02/19
  • YP 3.1.6 build date 2021/02/22
  • YP 3.1.6 release date 2021/03/05
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/22
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/02

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/TSC

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