LWG Minutes 2021-09-02

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CEA: Guillaume Courrier
HPE: Cory Spitz, Olaf Weber
ORNL: Anjus George, James Simmons, Rick Mohr, Dustin Leverman
Whamcloud: Andreas Dilger, James Nunez, Peter Jones


New Actions Captured:

  • None

Existing Open Actions:

  • None

Actions Recently Closed:

  • None


2.15.0 Release Update

  • Last three encryption patches delayed due to vacations but will land soon and then we can declare 2.15 feature frozen

James S

  • IPv6 10 patches landed; 20 left to land; this is foundational work for full delivery in a future release

Upstream Lustre Client
James S

  • Two more patches need to land to allow utilities to be built for in-kernel client (44664 and 43873) which will allow more testing to take place


  • No activity

Other Business

  • Looking at survey data relating to LTS branch I know believe that we should recommend 2.15 as the next LTS branch; this will still allow good runway for those who wish to stay on 2.12.x and allow time for people to test ahead of the release; thoughts?


  • ORNL would be strongly in favour of this


  • HPE would prefer to wait for 2.16 because of the features projected to be in that release


  • Those are attractive features but, in addition to the driver from hardware requiring newer kernels, it could be good to allow foundational features more time to settle before being present in an LTS branch; let's suggest this as a recommendation at LAD, see what the reaction is and then announce more broadly at SC21 if no serious concerns that we have not considered are raised.

Next meeting will be on 2021-09-02 at 11:00am Pacific