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Re: [Xen-devel] Building Xen Test Days into the conclusion of the Xen 4.3 release cycle

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 03:53:01PM +0100, jacek burghardt wrote:
> This sounds like great idea. What xen needs more clarification on bugs 
> reporting, I had experienced many bugs with xen unstable lately and I don't 
> know if anyone cares to fix the issues and if anyone is even running testing 
> unstable and if they experience same issues. HVM recently stop providing 
> network (at least with e1000 emulation   )unless xen drivers are installed 
> and  freenas does not boot up on xen and does not have network connection

Thanks for your help with testing Xen unstable. It is not that we don't
care about fixing problems, but sometimes we would like to see more
concrete logs / figures so that we can identify the genuine causes.

http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Reporting_Bugs_against_Xen could help we
interact more efficient.


> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 8:29 AM, Lars Kurth 
> <lars.kurth@xxxxxxx<mailto:lars.kurth@xxxxxxx>> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I wanted to follow up on George's e-mail (Xen 4.3 development update CODE 
> FREEZE at 
> http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2013-04/msg02142.html). One way 
> we can facilitate the goal of
>  1. Have a bug-free 4.3 release
> ... is to build in some Test Days into the coming weeks. This worked well for 
> Xen 4.2 RC2 as well as XCP 1.6. What we do need though is a good set of test 
> instructions for Xen 4.3 : examples for last time round were
> - http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_4.2_RC2_test_instructions
> - http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/XCP_1.6_test_instructions
> We have a document day coming up next Monday, which would be an ideal day to 
> put together Xen 4.3 RC test intrstructions. I remember we got a lot of test 
> coverage for 4.2 RC2 as well as XCP 1.6.
> Having a predictable schedule around RC's would also help. It appears to me 
> that maybe one test day every other week starting from the first RC (planned 
> for May 6th would work) ... we could do the test day 1-2 days after the 
> planned RC's to provide for a buffer should an RC slip.
> That would give us dates for Xen Test Days for May 8, May 22 (not clashing 
> with Hackathon), June 5 (with RC's planned 2 days before).
> Views? Should I start announcing the dates and promote the Test Days? If so, 
> I need some commitment on getting good Test instructions as well as a good 
> sense that RC's are possible for these dates. If so, I would like to announce 
> these by the end of this week.
> Regards
> Lars
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