[Gluster-Maintainers] GlusterFS - 6.0RC - Test days (27th, 28th Feb)

Amar Tumballi Suryanarayan atumball at redhat.com
Mon Mar 4 15:01:38 UTC 2019

Thanks to those who participated.

Update at present:

We found 3 blocker bugs in upgrade scenarios, and hence have marked release
as pending upon them. We will keep these lists updated about progress.


On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 11:41 PM Amar Tumballi Suryanarayan <
atumball at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We are calling out our users, and developers to contribute in validating
> ‘glusterfs-6.0rc’ build in their usecase. Specially for the cases of
> upgrade, stability, and performance.
> Some of the key highlights of the release are listed in release-notes
> draft
> <https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/blob/release-6/doc/release-notes/6.0.md>.
> Please note that there are some of the features which are being dropped out
> of this release, and hence making sure your setup is not going to have an
> issue is critical. Also the default lru-limit option in fuse mount for
> Inodes should help to control the memory usage of client processes. All the
> good reason to give it a shot in your test setup.
> If you are developer using gfapi interface to integrate with other
> projects, you also have some signature changes, so please make sure your
> project would work with latest release. Or even if you are using a project
> which depends on gfapi, report the error with new RPMs (if any). We will
> help fix it.
> As part of test days, we want to focus on testing the latest upcoming
> release i.e. GlusterFS-6, and one or the other gluster volunteers would be
> there on #gluster channel on freenode to assist the people. Some of the key
> things we are looking as bug reports are:
>    -
>    See if upgrade from your current version to 6.0rc is smooth, and works
>    as documented.
>    - Report bugs in process, or in documentation if you find mismatch.
>    -
>    Functionality is all as expected for your usecase.
>    - No issues with actual application you would run on production etc.
>    -
>    Performance has not degraded in your usecase.
>    - While we have added some performance options to the code, not all of
>       them are turned on, as they have to be done based on usecases.
>       - Make sure the default setup is at least same as your current
>       version
>       - Try out few options mentioned in release notes (especially,
>       --auto-invalidation=no) and see if it helps performance.
>    -
>    While doing all the above, check below:
>    - see if the log files are making sense, and not flooding with some
>       “for developer only” type of messages.
>       - get ‘profile info’ output from old and now, and see if there is
>       anything which is out of normal expectation. Check with us on the numbers.
>       - get a ‘statedump’ when there are some issues. Try to make sense
>       of it, and raise a bug if you don’t understand it completely.
> <https://hackmd.io/YB60uRCMQRC90xhNt4r6gA?both#Process-expected-on-test-days>Process
> expected on test days.
>    -
>    We have a tracker bug
>    <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=glusterfs-6.0>[0]
>    - We will attach all the ‘blocker’ bugs to this bug.
>    -
>    Use this link to report bugs, so that we have more metadata around
>    given bugzilla.
>    - Click Here
>       <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?blocked=1672818&bug_severity=high&component=core&priority=high&product=GlusterFS&status_whiteboard=gluster-test-day&version=6>
>       [1]
>    -
>    The test cases which are to be tested are listed here in this sheet
>    <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AS-tDiJmAr9skK535MbLJGe_RfqDQ3j1abX1wtjwpL4/edit?usp=sharing>[2],
>    please add, update, and keep it up-to-date to reduce duplicate efforts.
> Lets together make this release a success.
> Also check if we covered some of the open issues from Weekly untriaged
> bugs
> <https://lists.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-devel/2019-February/055874.html>
> [3]
> For details on build and RPMs check this email
> <https://lists.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-devel/2019-February/055875.html>
> [4]
> Finally, the dates :-)
>    - Wednesday - Feb 27th, and
>    - Thursday - Feb 28th
> Note that our goal is to identify as many issues as possible in upgrade
> and stability scenarios, and if any blockers are found, want to make sure
> we release with the fix for same. So each of you, Gluster users, feel
> comfortable to upgrade to 6.0 version.
> Regards,
> Gluster Ants.
> --
> Amar Tumballi (amarts)

Amar Tumballi (amarts)
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