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[ironic][release][stable] Ironic Train release can be broken due to entry in driver-requirements.txt


On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 1:16 PM Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org> wrote:

> On 10/16/19 2:55 AM, Richard.Pioso at dell.com wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The Ironic Train release can be broken due to an entry in its
> driver-requirements.txt. driver-requirements.txt defines a dependency on
> the sushy package [1] which can be satisfied by version 1.9.0.
> Unfortunately, that version contains a few bugs which prevent Ironic from
> being able to manage Dell EMC and perhaps other vendors' bare metal
> hardware with its Redfish hardware type (driver). The fixes to them
> [2][3][4] were merged into master before the creation of stable/train.
> Therefore, they are available on stable/train and in the last sushy release
> created during the Train cycle, 2.0.0, the only other version which can
> satisfy the dependency today. However, consumers -- packagers, operators,
> and users -- could, fighting time constraints or lacking solid visibility
> into Ironic, package or install Ironic with sushy 1.9.0 to satisfy the
> dependency, but, in so doing, unknowingly render the package or
> installation severely broken.
>
> At least in Debian, sushy 2.0.0 is included in the Train release (sushy
> 2.0.0 was uploaded on the 26th of September). I don't know for other
> distros.
>
> > A change [5] has been proposed as part of a prospective solution to this
> issue. It creates a new release of sushy from the change which fixes the
> first bug [2]. Review comments [6] discuss basing the new release on a more
> recent stable/train change to pick up other bug fixes and, less
> importantly, backward compatible feature modifications and enhancements
> which merged before the change from which 2.0.0 was created. Backward
> compatible feature modifications and enhancements are interspersed in time
> among the bug fixes. Once a new release is available, the sushy entry in
> driver-requirements.txt on stable/train would be updated. However,
> apparently, the stable branch policy prevents releases from being done at a
> point earlier than the last release within a given cycle [6], which was
> 2.0.0.
> >
> > Another possible resolution which comes to mind is to change the
> definition of the sushy dependency in driver-requirements.txt [1] from
> "sushy>=1.9.0" to "sushy>=2.0.0".
> >
> > Does anyone have a suggestion on how to proceed?
>
> I'm not sure if I understand you correctly. Is sushy 2.0.0 enough? Or
> should I expect newer tags coming soon?
>

Yes, sushy 2.0.0 works as expected. Of course, there may be future bugfix
releases from the train branch, but we don't have any planned right now.

// jim


>
> Thomas Goirand (zigo)
>
>
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