svn commit: r44461 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Gabor Pali pgj at
Mon Apr 7 08:56:08 UTC 2014

Author: pgj
Date: Mon Apr  7 08:56:07 2014
New Revision: 44461

  - Add 2014Q1 status report for Jenkins
  Submitted by:	rodrigc


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml	Sun Apr  6 15:11:19 2014	(r44460)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml	Mon Apr  7 08:56:07 2014	(r44461)
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@
     <!-- XXX: Keep the number of entries updated -->
     <p>Thanks to all the reporters for the excellent work!  This report
-      contains 19 entries and we hope you enjoy reading it.</p>
+      contains 20 entries and we hope you enjoy reading it.</p>
     <p>The deadline for submissions covering between April and
       June 2014 is July 7th, 2014.</p>
@@ -31,6 +31,12 @@
+    <name>proj</name>
+    <description>Projects</description>
+  </category>
+  <category>
@@ -1092,4 +1098,154 @@
       <task>Write SD, SATA drivers.</task>
+  <project cat='proj'>
+    <title>Jenkins Continuous Integration for &os;</title>
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Craig</given>
+	  <common>Rodrigues</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>rodrigc at</email>
+      </person>
+      <person>
+	<name>Jenkins Administrators</name>
+	<email>jenkins-admin at</email>
+      </person>
+      <person>
+	<name>&os; Testing</name>
+	<email>freebsd-testing at</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+    <links>
+      <url href="">Jenkins CI server in &os; cluster</url>
+      <url href="">Jenkins on &os; project status</url>
+      <url href="">Video and slides of March 13, 2014 presentation at Bay Area &os; User Group (BAFUG)</url>
+      <url href="">Jenkins, libvirt, and bhyve</url>
+      <url href="">Jenkins Continuous Integration</url>
+      <url href="">Ansible</url>
+    </links>
+    <body>
+      <p>Jenkins is a framework that is used by many companies and open
+	source projects for Continuous Integration (CI).  CI allows
+	developers to commit code to a Source Code Management (SCM)
+	system such as Subversion, and then have automated programs
+	check out, build, and test the code.  Jenkins is implemented in
+	the Java language.</p>
+      <p>&a.emaste; reviewed some CI work that &a.rodrigc; had done for
+	the FreeNAS project with Jenkins, and encouraged him to set up
+	something similar for the &os; Project.  With the help of the
+	&os; Cluster Administration Team, He set up a &os; machine
+	running two bhyve virtual machines,
+	<tt></tt> and
+	<tt></tt>.  He set up software builds of
+	<tt>head</tt> and several <tt>stable</tt> branches on these
+	machines.  The status of these builds is visible via a web
+	interface which is accessible via <tt></tt>.
+	When any of these builds fail, emails are sent to
+	<tt>freebsd-current</tt> or <tt>freebsd-stable</tt>.  Emails are
+	also sent directly to the list of people who recently committed
+	code to Subversion since the last successful build.</p>
+      <p>As part of the Jenkins setup, &a.rodrigc; encountered problems
+	with running Java &os; 9.2 and &os; 10.0.  Both problems
+	stemmed from changes to the &os; Virtual Memory (VM) subsystem.
+	On &os; 9.2-RELEASE, running Jenkins under Java would cause the
+	kernel to panic.  This was a known problem, and fixed in
+	9.2.-RELEASE-p3.  On &os; 10.0-RELEASE, Java processes would
+	randomly crash.  Disabling the <tt>vm.pmap.pcid_enabled</tt>
+	<tt>sysctl(3)</tt> variable seemed to fix the problem.  In
+	<tt>kern/187238</tt>, Henrik Gulbrandsen submitted fixes to the
+	&os; VM to address this problem.  &a.kib; committed these fixes
+	to <tt>head</tt>.  These fixes are being tested now.</p>
+      <p>During the setup of the bhyve VM's which run Jenkins processes,
+	&a.rodrigc; wrote scripts to start bhyve VM's from the
+	<tt>rc.d</tt> bootup scripts, which were then published at
+	GitHub.</p>
+      <p>On February 19, 2014, &a.rodrigc; notified the &os; developers
+	that Jenkins was running in the &os; cluster, and that they
+	could look at the web interface to see the status of builds.</p>
+      <p>On March 13, 2014, &a.rodrigc; gave a presentation of the
+	Jenkins work at the Bay Area &os; User Group (BAFUG) in Mountain
+	View, California, USA.  Video of the presentation was recorded
+	and put online by iXsystems.</p>
+      <p>&a.rodrigc; assembled a team of volunteers,
+	<tt>jenkins-admin</tt>, to help maintain
+	<tt></tt> and expand the use of Jenkins CI
+	used in the &os; cluster.  <tt>jenkins-admin</tt> consists of
+	the following people working in the following areas:</p>
+      <ul>
+	<li>R. Tyler Croy is both a &os; developer and a Jenkins
+	  developer.  He will be working on fixing bugs in Jenkins
+	  specific to &os;.  He is first looking at fixing the libpam4j
+	  library which is used by Jenkins to interface with the PAM
+	  system for user authentication.  The released version of
+	  libpam4j does not currently work on &os;.</li>
+	<li>&a.lwhsu; maintains the <tt>devel/jenkins</tt> port.  He set
+	  up a Jenkins build which rans the scan-build static analyzer
+	  which is part of LLVM.</li>
+	<li>&a.skreuzer; has experience administering Jenkins systems.
+	  He set up several builds on <tt></tt>,
+	  including a Jenkins build of the &os; documentation.  He is
+	  looking into automatic provisioning of VM's running Jenkins in
+	  the &os; cluster using Ansible.</li>
+	<li>&a.rodrigc; will be running a Continuous Testing working
+	  group at the &os; Devsummit in Ottawa on May 15, 2014.
+	  He will also give a Jenkins presentation on May 17, 2014.
+	  He is interested in working with &a.jmmv; to
+	  integrate Jenkins and Kyua.  They have exchanged
+	  some emails about this on the <tt>freebsd-testing</tt> list.</li>
+	<li>&a.swills; maintains the <tt>devel/jenkins-lts</tt> port.
+	  He has implemented several builds at <tt></tt>
+	  which detect commits to the &os; ports repository, and then
+	  builds the ports tree using Poudrière.</li>
+      </ul>
+      <p>At the end of March, &a.novel; reported to
+	<tt>jenkins-admin</tt> that he has successfully run the Jenkins
+	libvirt plugin with his libvirt modifications to integrate with
+	bhyve.  He provided a link to a blog posting where he described
+	his experience.</p>
+    </body>
+    <sponsor>iXsystems, Inc</sponsor>
+    <help>
+      <task>Obtain certificates for LDAP and web servers, to replace
+	self-signed certificates.</task>
+      <task>Set up more Jenkins builds of the &os; base repository on
+	different branches and with different configurations.</task>
+      <task>Set up more Jenkins builds of the &os; ports repository on
+	different &os; versions.</task>
+      <task>Integrate with Kyua, so that Jenkins can run Kyua tests, and
+	report the results directly in the native Jenkins web UI where
+	test results are reported.</task>
+      <task>Write scripts which can take a Jenkins build of &os;, and
+	boot the results in a bhyve VM or on real hardware.</task>
+      <task>Fix libpam4j on &os;.</task>
+      <task>Continuous Testing working group at Devsummit on May 15, 2014</task> 
+      <task>Jenkins presentation at BSDCan on May 17, 2014</task> 
+    </help>
+  </project>

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