Cloud-init bi-weekly status

Posted on Mon 09 September 2019 in status-meeting-minutes • 5 min read

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Previous actions

The discussion about "Previous actions" started at 16:30.

Recent Changes

The discussion about "Recent Changes" started at 16:31.

In-progress Development

The discussion about "In-progress Development" started at 16:38.

Office Hours (next ~30 mins)

The discussion about "Office Hours (next ~30 mins)" started at 16:48.

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  • blackboxsw
  • blackboxsw send email to the list notifying of status meeting day change.

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  • blackboxsw (64)
  • meetingology (5)
  • Odd_Bloke (4)
  • ubot5 (2)
  • rharper (1)

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16:26 <blackboxsw> #startmeeting Cloud-init bi-weekly status

16:26 <meetingology> Meeting started Mon Sep 9 16:26:10 2019 UTC. The chair is blackboxsw. Information about MeetBot at

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16:27 <blackboxsw> Hey folks, welcome to the ~biweekly cloud-init status meeting.

16:28 <blackboxsw> #chair rharper Odd_Bloke

16:28 <meetingology> Current chairs: Odd_Bloke blackboxsw rharper

16:28 <Odd_Bloke> o/

16:28 <blackboxsw> cloud-init upstream uses this meeting as a platform for community updates, feature/bug discussions, and an opportunity to get some extra input on current development.

16:30 <blackboxsw> Feel free to interject at any time. Our typical format is the following: Previous Actions, Recent Changes, In-progress Development, Office Hours (~30 mins)

16:30 <blackboxsw> Last meeting's minutes live here:

16:30 <blackboxsw> #link

16:30 <blackboxsw> #topic Previous actions

16:31 <blackboxsw> no actions from last meeting so we'll plow right through to Recent Changes

16:31 <blackboxsw> #topic Recent Changes

16:32 <blackboxsw> The following branches have landed in tip since last meeting: via git log --since 2019-08-19

16:32 <blackboxsw> - doc: document doc, create makefile and tox target [Joshua Powers]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - .gitignore: ignore files produced by package builds [Daniel Watkins]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - docs: fix whitespace, spelling, and line length [Joshua Powers]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - docs: remove unnecessary file in doc directory [Joshua Powers]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - Oracle: Render secondary vnic IP and MTU values only [Ryan Harper]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - exoscale: fix sysconfig cloud_config_modules overrides

16:32 <blackboxsw> [Chad Smith] (LP: #1841454)

16:32 <ubot5> Launchpad bug 1841454 in cloud-init "Exoscale datasource overwrites all cloud_config_modules" [Undecided,Fix committed]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - net/cmdline: refactor to allow multiple initramfs network config sources

16:32 <blackboxsw> [Daniel Watkins]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - ubuntu-drivers: call db_x_loadtemplatefile to accept NVIDIA EULA

16:32 <blackboxsw> [Chad Smith] (LP: #1840080)

16:32 <ubot5> Launchpad bug 1840080 in cloud-init (Ubuntu) "cloud-init cc_ubuntu_drivers does not set up /etc/default/linux-modules-nvidia" [High,Fix released]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - Add missing #cloud-config comment on first example in documentation.

16:32 <blackboxsw> [Florian Müller]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - ubuntu-drivers: emit latelink=true debconf to accept nvidia eula

16:32 <blackboxsw> [Chad Smith] (LP: #1840080)

16:32 <blackboxsw> - DataSourceOracle: prefer DS network config over initramfs

16:32 <blackboxsw> [Daniel Watkins]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - format.rst: add text/jinja2 to list of content types (+ cleanups)

16:32 <blackboxsw> [Daniel Watkins]

16:32 <blackboxsw> - Add GitHub pull request template to point people at hacking doc

16:32 <blackboxsw> [Daniel Watkins]

16:34 <blackboxsw> Additionally: we have also cut a stable-18.4 branch from the 18.4 tag as our last supported python2.6 branch. There will be an email sent out to the mailing list about the intent of this branch. It requires a couple of minor fixes to make sure py2.6 support is functional, but this will be reference branch for any distribution that does not have access to py.27 or later. No additional feature development is

16:34 <blackboxsw> planned on stable-18.4

16:37 <blackboxsw> a reminder again that python2.6 support was 'dropped' in cloud-init upstream as of the 18.4 release, so expectations for py2.6 support stopped in 18.4 and there is a deprecation plan for py 2.7 as well

16:37 <blackboxsw> #link

16:37 <blackboxsw> Again, see the mailinglist for details and updates

16:37 <blackboxsw> #link

16:38 <blackboxsw> #topic In-progress Development

16:38 <blackboxsw> Last week or so the team has been working on SRU validation for cloud-init 19.2.24 into Xenial, Bionic and Disco.

16:39 <blackboxsw> We have passed all SRU validation tests and our expected pubish date for 19.2.24 is tomorrow for those Ubuntu series

16:40 <blackboxsw> good work on validation folks

16:41 <blackboxsw> and thanks for extra cloud-init community verification from exoscale, azure and VMware for validation efforts

16:42 <blackboxsw> There is additional Oracle, FreeBSD and Azure work in flight at the moment as well as some boot speed improvements and analysis from rharper

16:43 <blackboxsw> The following link represents any carded work upstream is tracking. The Doing lane is content or features we expect to land shortly

16:43 <blackboxsw> #link

16:47 <blackboxsw> Now is probably a good time to also mention that our entire ubuntu server team also reflects our weekly accomplishements over in the ubuntu-server discourse. If there are deeper discussions or questions on various topics or features please join us there as well

16:47 <blackboxsw> #link

16:48 <blackboxsw> I think that about wraps it for in-progress development

16:48 <blackboxsw> #topic Office Hours (next ~30 mins)

16:48 <blackboxsw> upstream cloud-init devs will have eyes on this channel for any discussions, questions, bugs or feature work the greater community would like to discuss.

16:49 <blackboxsw> During this time, we'll also groom our activereview queue to make sure we try to get review comments out to devs who have active branches.

16:49 <blackboxsw> Again, thanks for tuning in

16:57 <blackboxsw> Ok just addressed review comments on . I'm reviewing

16:59 * blackboxsw also sets the next meeting topic so we don't forget.

17:01 <blackboxsw> Odd_Bloke: rharper powersj, I think we decided to shift from Mondays to Tuesdays for status meetings to avoid collisions with holidays, vacation work travel etc. Are we doing that for next status meeting, or maybe waiting to discuss that more broadly?

17:02 <Odd_Bloke> Tuesday in two weeks is likely to be a travel day for anyone heading to the cloud-init summit.

17:02 <Odd_Bloke> But Monday is likely to be a swap day for Canonical folks because we're all travelling next week too.

17:03 <blackboxsw> hrm right, maybe we wait then and discuss at the summit

17:03 <Odd_Bloke> So I would perhaps suggest skipping the next meeting, and then we can resume on Tuesdays two weeks after the summit?

17:03 <blackboxsw> discuss scheduling changes that is

17:03 <blackboxsw> sure, let's push/postpone until summit +2 weeks

17:05 <blackboxsw> #action blackboxsw send email to the list notifying of status meeting day change.

17:05 * meetingology blackboxsw send email to the list notifying of status meeting day change.

17:10 <rharper> +1 Odd_Bloke

17:11 <blackboxsw> Also note that the version of cloud-init that has undergone SRU verification is also published to our copr el-testing repo. We only update that repo during upstream cloud-init releases XX.YY and any Ubuntu SRUs so it is much more stable than our daily copr repo.

17:11 <blackboxsw> #link

17:33 <blackboxsw> I think that about wraps our cloud-init status meeting for today. I'm wrapping up my review here and will post it to the set_passwords branch.

17:33 <blackboxsw> #endmeeting

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