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Re: [Xen-devel] [OSSTEST PATCH] README.hardware-acquisition [and 1 more messages]


as mentioned earlier, I think we need a legal/admin item for hardware and 
donations. See proposed addition below.

On 15/02/2019, 11:57, "Ian Jackson" <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    Ian Jackson writes ("Re: [OSSTEST PATCH] README.hardware-acquisition [and 1 
more messages]"):
    > So overall, for the reasons I explain, I'm going to commit this
    > document (subject to the other comments etc.) *with* the requirement
    > that hardware must be supported by Debian (at least, in -backports).
    This didn't happen.  THere was considerable further discussion.  The
    fact that various kinds of uncertainty meant this document didn't get
    committed is now blocking us giving the go-ahead for some new hardware
    From fae48bd584a0b58934a2df97b6db1d06eacf1724 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
    From: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:12:27 +0000
    Subject: [OSSTEST PATCH] README.hardware-acquisition
    New document-cum-checklist, for helping with hardware procurement.
    Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    CC: infra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    CC: George Dunlap <dunlapg@xxxxxxxxx>
    CC: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@xxxxxxxxxx>
    CC: Julien Grall <julien.grall@xxxxxxx
    v2: Add caveats about the Xen ARM Linux branch
        Say something, albeit rather vague, about device trees
     README.hardware-acquisition | 317 
     1 file changed, 317 insertions(+)
     create mode 100644 README.hardware-acquisition
    diff --git a/README.hardware-acquisition b/README.hardware-acquisition
    new file mode 100644
    index 00000000..0a429db3
    --- /dev/null
    +++ b/README.hardware-acquisition
    @@ -0,0 +1,317 @@
    +This document can be used as a checklist when procuring hardware for
    +an osstest instance.  A few of the points have details specific to the
    +Xen Project test lab in Massachusetts, but most of it will be relevant
    +to all osstest installations.
    + * osstest stresses systems in unusual ways.  The need to completely
    +   wipe the machine for each test means test hosts are power cycled
    +   more often than usual.
    + * Random failures due to unreliable hardware are not tolerable.  Some
    +   hosts do not boot reliably.  Even a very small probability of a
    +   random boot failure, per boot, is intolerable in this CI
    +   environment: hosts are rebooted many times a day, and a random boot
    +   failure looks just like a `hypervisor could not boot' bug.  (The
    +   same bug would not be noticeable in a server farm where hosts are
    +   nearly never rebooted.)

* There cannot be *any* restrictions, such as NDAs or other restrictions for 
   that runs public tests such as osstest. The project also does not accept 
hardware on

* '''Hardware Donations''': should an organisation or individual want to donate 
Hardware to the Xen 
   Project, it is necessary for the donor of the Hardware to provides a letter 
(also referred to as ''donation 
   form''), which states the following:
   + Date

   + Linux Foundation address: 
      c/o Xen Project 
      Linux Foundation
      1 Letterman Drive
      Building D, Suite D4700
      San Francisco
      CA 94129

   + Donor Information: is address details related to the donor

   + A name, title and signature of the donor, or a representative of a donor 
organisation who is 
      authorized to approve the donation

   + A description of the donated items, ideally with correct model and serial 

   Typically donating organisations have their own template for donation forms, 
which is why we
   have not provided our own template.

Best Regards

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