2021 Yocto Project Weekly Status Archive

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Yocto Project Weekly Status June 22, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M2
Next Deadline: 12th July 2021 YP 3.4 M2 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.4 M1 has been through QA pending release approval with two QA issues highlighted.
  • YP 3.1.9 is being built ready for QA.
  • Big thanks to Paul Gortmaker for tracking down the cause of an LTP null pointer dereference (and other errors) within the cgroups mount code which was responsible for several of our LTP hangs. The issue was introduced in new code between 5.0 and 5.1 in the kernel and had been present for a while. The fix is now making its way through various kernel trees upstream.
  • Sadly, the above fix did not resolve the “rcu” autobuilder VM hangs we are seeing occasionally. These are odd in that they affect kvm and non-kvm builds (x86 and arm seen on x86-64 hosts), they pin the VM at 300-400% CPU usage and the VM will respond to pings but no ssh or console output. The rcu dumps from the kernel are likely a symptom that something is wrong rather than the cause and often look incomplete. It is as if some instantaneous host load breaks timers in a way the guest cannot recover or continue execution from. We’re continuing to try and narrow this down but it is proving elusive and progress is slow, any insight anyone may have would be welcome.
  • There are new manual sections that have recently been added on http://docs.yoctoproject.org/test-manual/reproducible-builds.html and http://docs.yoctoproject.org/test-manual/yocto-project-compatible.html.
  • We continue to deal with an issue with centos8 kernels having what looks like bad bounds checking on the utimensat_time64 32 bit syscalls where the syscall was backported into a kernel point release. We’re working on reporting it upstream.
  • We have a 10th anniversary T-shirt and some other Yocto Project items (hoody, stickers, mugs etc.) now available at https://yoctoproject.org/shop (EU and Americas sources)
  • The multiconfig changes in bitbake continue to cause problems, we still need simpler test cases to reproduce issues rather than huge builds. The existing patches seem to fix some workloads and break others. Richard is trying to fix but trying to fix autobuilder issues and other problems and these are slow builds to debug.
  • 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 3.4 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.4 M1 is in review
  • 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 3.1.9 is being built
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/07/19
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/07/30
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • 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 June 15, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M2
Next Deadline: 12th July 2021 YP 3.4 M2 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.4 M1 was built and is in the QA process.
  • The intermittent ltp hanging issue is continuing to be tracked down, currently thought to be a kernel bug introduced around the 5.0 -> 5.1 kernel version window. We ended up unblocking M1 since it is clear the LTP issue will take longer to unravel. Whilst aufs was initially thought to be a possible cause, it wasn’t the issue.
  • We are working around the autobuilder centos8 issue which is an issue with the upstream centos kernel where syscalls were backported in the latest version and don’t work properly.
  • We have a 10th anniversary T-shirt and some other Yocto Project items (hoody, stickers, mugs etc.) now available at https://yoctoproject.org/shop (EU and Americas sources)
  • The multiconfig changes in bitbake continue to cause problems, we still need simpler test cases to reproduce issues rather than huge builds. The existing patches seem to fix some workloads and break others. Richard is trying to fix but trying to fix autobuilder issues and other problems and these are slow builds to debug.
  • 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 3.4 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.4 M1 is in QA
  • 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 3.1.9 build date 2021/06/21
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/07/19
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/07/30
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • 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 June 8, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M1
Next Deadline: 7th June 2021 YP 3.4 M1 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • 3.4, M1 is due to build this week (but see below).
  • YP 3.1.8 was released.
  • A possible cause for some of the intermittent issues we’ve been seeing has been identified as some of the kernel patches in linux-yocto, particularly aufs. We’re investigating this and will likely hold M1 until it is resolved.
  • A second intermittent issue has appeared with the latest kernel upgrade on centos8 causing testsdk to fail. This will also likely block M1 as builds fail with the issue and we’d have to disable autobuilder workers to make a release build.
  • We have a 10th anniversary T-shirt and some other Yocto Project items (hoody, stickers, mugs etc.) now available at https://yoctoproject.org/shop (EU and Americas sources)
  • The multiconfig changes in bitbake continue to cause problems, we still need simpler test cases to reproduce issues rather than huge builds. The existing patches seem to fix some workloads and break others. Richard is trying to fix but trying to fix autobuilder issues and other problems and these are slow builds to debug.
  • 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 3.4 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 3.1.8 was released
  • YP 3.1.9 build date 2021/06/21
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/07/19
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/07/30
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • 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 June 1, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M1
Next Deadline: 7th June 2021 YP 3.4 M1 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • The first milestone of 3.4, M1 is due to be built next week.
  • YP 3.1.8 is has passed QA with one minor/intermittent ptest issue found and awaits final approval for release
  • We have a 10th anniversary T-shirt and some other Yocto Project items (hoody, stickers, mugs etc.) now available at https://yoctoproject.org/shop (EU and Americas sources)
  • The Yocto Project Virtual Summit was held last week and seemed successful, thanks to everyone who helped organize it or participated.
  • Master is now at 6 open CVE issues (one should be fixed by the curl upgrade) and hardknott is now at 14 open issues. Some pending patches to hardknott should reduce the count further.
  • We are going to trial running the AUH more regularly to try and keep on top of recipe upgrade issues and reduce the size of the batches being processed.
  • The multiconfig changes in bitbake continue to cause problems, we still need simpler test cases to reproduce issues rather than huge builds. The existing patches seem to fix some workloads and break others. Richard is trying to fix but trying to fix autobuilder issues and other problems and these are slow builds to debug.
  • We have cleaned up the ptest images to be built around the minimal image rather than being tied to sato.
  • 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 3.4 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 3.1.8 is being reviewed for release
  • YP 3.1.9 build date 2021/06/21
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/07/19
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/07/30
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • 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 May 25, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M1
Next Deadline: 7th June 2021 YP 3.4 M1 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3.1 was released
  • YP 3.1.8 is being built, an autobuilder glitch meant we’re building rc2.
  • We’ve seen a significant reduction in CVE counts for master and the stable releases this week. For master this brings us down to 5 CVEs compared to 63 a couple of weeks ago. This should mean real/open issues are much clearer and old/obsolete issues no longer contribute noise to the output of the tools.
  • Help with the problematic recipe upgrades would be much appreciated.
  • The multiconfig changes in bitbake continue to cause problems, we still need simpler test cases to reproduce issues rather than huge builds. The existing patches seem to fix some workloads and break others. Richard is trying to fix but trying to fix autobuilder issues and other problems and these are slow builds to debug.
  • We have identified ltp issues with some tests causing hangs which have been disabled as well as issues with the 5.10.37 kernel which seem to be fixed in 5.10.38.
  • We’re seeing odd looking rcu stalls in qemu automated testing. This seems to occur more often with 5.10 kernel but also with 5.12 and with kvm-clock disabled and we have seen it with 5.4. It is unclear whether these are kernel issues or qemu issues, we’re struggling to debug them and any insight would be welcome.
  • Some debugging of these intermittent hangs has been posted to the swat mailing list.
  • 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 3.4 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 3.3.1 is in released
  • YP 3.1.8 is being built
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/06/04
  • YP 3.1.9 build date 2021/06/21
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/07/19
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/07/30
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • 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 May 18, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M1
Next Deadline: 7th June 2021 YP 3.4 M1 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.2.4 was released
  • YP 3.3.1 is in QA
  • Patch merging to master is continuing and we now have a round of AUH upgrades to process. We’ve tried to merge some of the easier ones as there was autobuilder testing availability. This allows people to concentrate on the areas where there are issues with the automated upgrade and where we most need the help.
  • Anuj is unavailable for a few weeks so Richard will be acting as maintainer for hardknott until he returns (assistance welcome).
  • An open letter about open source project work was sent to various mailing lists highlighting some of the challenges established project face from a resourcing perspective: https://lists.openembedded.org/g/openembedded-architecture/topic/open_source_maintainers_an/82722442
  • The multiconfig changes in bitbake continue to cause problems, we still need simpler test cases to reproduce issues rather than huge builds. The existing patches seem to fix some workloads and break others. Richard is trying to fix but trying to fix autobuilder issues and other problems and these are slow builds to debug.
  • We saw a significant drop in open CVEs reported by the tooling against master this week (63 down to 18) and hopefully many more of these have resolutions “in flight”. This will allow us to focus on the real issues and filter out the legacy noise.
  • SMP was enabled for qemu on arm/x86 and we switched x86 to a more modern cpu/platform
  • One source of the OOM issues on the autobuilder appears to be glibc usermode testing going out of control and using up all system memory. We are investigating the best way to mitigate that but it accounts for some of our intermittent issues.
  • When OOM issues occur an issue was identified in bitbake’s heartbeat events causing bitbake to hang. Ironically this was being heavily used by the recent autobuilder load debugging code. There is a patch pending to address this.
  • A rare sstate manifest corruption bug was tracked down thanks to information from Martin Jansa, a fix has been merged.
  • We have enabled more resource control on the autobuilder for xz memory/thread usage as that was contributing to the OOM issues. More investigation is needed into the rpm/deb controls for xz, help there would be appreciated.
  • 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 3.4 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 3.2.4 is in released
  • YP 3.3.1 is in QA
  • YP 3.3.1 release date 2021/05/28
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/24
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/06/04
  • YP 3.1.9 build date 2021/06/21
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/07/19
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/07/30
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • 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 May 11, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M1
Next Deadline: 7th June 2021 YP 3.4 M1 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.2.4 is in QA and will be the final release in the 3.2 series.
  • We’re continuing to merge significant changes into master as patches are tested and reviewed. This included many version upgrades(thanks Alex) bringing us back up to date after the pause during stabilization.
  • The multiconfig changes in bitbake continue to cause problems, we could do with simpler test cases to reproduce issues rather than huge builds.
  • There is an effort underway to triage the remaining reported CVEs against master and improve our presentation with regard to CVE tracking.
  • We have patches in review to enable SMP for qemu for arm and x86 machines
  • We also have a proposal to change the default x86 QEMU emulation configuration to something more recent/modern
  • We appear to have serial IRQ handling issues with qemuppc and would welcome help from anyone with knowledge in that area.
  • We have switched some gnome components from gtk-doc to gi-docgen in line with upstream
  • Several of the PRServ rework patches have now merged (thanks Paul).
  • 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 3.4 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 3.2.4 is in QA
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/24
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/06/04
  • YP 3.1.9 build date 2021/06/21
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/07/19
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/07/30
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • 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 May 4, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M1
Next Deadline: 7th June 2021 YP 3.4 M1 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.2.4 is due to build this week which would be the final release in the 3.2 series.
  • We are pleased to announce that our April 2022 release (potentially 3.5) will be the next LTS as per our original two year schedule. If there are features desired in the next LTS, now is the time to get them submitted and stabilized ready.
  • Patches are now flowing into master for 3.4 for M1 which is now undergoing active development.
  • We upgraded to gcc 11, thanks Khem for a lot of work in getting up ready to do that!
  • A couple of key fixes for multiconfig builds were added to bitbake.
  • A new uninative version was released to address issues found in patchelf with some native binaries, particularly when gold was used as a linker due to differing note section alignment values.
  • 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 3.4 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 3.2.4 build date 2021/05/3
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/24
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/06/04
  • YP 3.1.9 build date 2021/06/21
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/07/19
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/07/30
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • 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. 27, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M1
Next Deadline: 7th June 2021 YP 3.4 M1 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.1.7 was released.
  • Patches are now flowing into master for 3.4 for M1 which is now undergoing active development.
  • We added automated yocto-check-layer testing to the YP autobuilder for key project layers which include meta-openembedded and meta-virtualization as well as member layers. The aim is to ensure key project layers interoperate well with each other and we’d like to thank the layer maintainers who’ve helped ensure these layers started passing tests.
  • Libseccomp has moved to OE-Core due to its widespread use and becoming a hard requirement for some software. As such its now in the default DISTRO_FEATURES.
  • There is a potentially controversial proposal to add opengl to the default DISTRO_FEATURES as part of the move to wayland rather than X11 Xserver based systems which people may wish to review carefully.
  • Elections for the two OE positions on the YP TSC are ongoing on the openembedded-members list. Please contact the OE board if you are not a member but would like to be.
  • 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 3.4 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 has been released.
  • YP 3.2.4 build date 2021/05/3
  • YP 3.2.4 release date 2021/05/14
  • YP 3.1.8 build date 2021/05/24
  • YP 3.1.8 release date 2021/06/04
  • YP 3.1.9 build date 2021/06/21
  • YP 3.1.9 release date 2021/07/02
  • YP 3.3.2 build date 2021/07/19
  • YP 3.3.2 release date 2021/07/30
  • YP 3.1.10 build date 2021/07/26
  • YP 3.1.10 release date 2021/08/06
  • 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. 20, 2021

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M1
Next Deadline: 7th June 2021 YP 3.4 M1 build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.3 has been released. Thanks go to everyone who contributed to it!
  • YP 3.1.7 has come cleanly through QA and is pending TSC approval for release.
  • The YP TSC has now served for two years, thanks go to the outgoing TSC (Armin, Denys, Khem, Richard, Ross) who have been instrumental in a number of significant project developments over that time such as the LTS, definition of processes and resourcing the project. Some of the work isn’t immediately obvious but has shaped the project and should ensure a stable and positive future direction.
  • New TSC members are now being chosen for the next two years. Three of the TSC seats have now been (re-)elected by the YP members and those seats are being filled by Richard (chair), Khem and Ross. Two are elected by the OE community and there will be a call for candidates coming soon from the OE board to the OE membership.
  • The master branch has opened for 3.4 development and a number of patches queued during release of 3.3 have now merged.
  • There may be interest in a new command, “bitbake-getvar” being proposed on the bitbake mailing list and in master-next. This makes it easier to see the history of a single variable and also makes a neat example of using the tinfoil API. We are also considering other similar helper commands (maybe along the lines of the ‘bb’ tool) with a view to making things easier for new users.
  • 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 is released.

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 out of QA.
  • 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. 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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