svn commit: r45738 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Warren Block wblock at FreeBSD.org
Tue Oct 7 21:37:19 UTC 2014


Author: wblock
Date: Tue Oct  7 21:37:18 2014
New Revision: 45738
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/doc/45738

Log:
  Add ZFS chapter and Jenkins reports.

Modified:
  head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-07-2014-09.xml

Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-07-2014-09.xml
==============================================================================
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-07-2014-09.xml	Tue Oct  7 21:20:48 2014	(r45737)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-07-2014-09.xml	Tue Oct  7 21:37:18 2014	(r45738)
@@ -105,22 +105,21 @@
     </links>
 
     <body>
-      <p>Deficiencies in the current automounter, amd(8), are a
+      <p>Deficiencies in the current automounter, <tt>amd(8)</tt>, are a
 	recurring problem reported by many FreeBSD users.  A new
-	automounter is being developed to address these concerns.
+	automounter is being developed to address these concerns.</p>
 
-	The automounter is a cleanroom implementation of
+      <p>The automounter is a cleanroom implementation of
 	functionality available in most other Unix systems, using
 	proper kernel support implemented via an autofs filesystem.
 	The automounter supports a standard map format, and will
 	integrate with the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
-	(LDAP) service.
+	(LDAP) service.</p>
 
-	The code is ready to use - it has been committed to 11-CURRENT
+      <p>The code is ready to use - it has been committed to 11-CURRENT
 	and 10-STABLE, and will ship as part of 10.1-RELEASE.  There
 	is ongoing work on improving performance and fixing possible
-	bugs.
-      </p>
+	bugs.</p>
     </body>
 
     <sponsor>
@@ -159,17 +158,16 @@
 	released in FreeBSD 10.0, Chelsio Communications has begun
 	developing an offload interface to take advantage of the
 	hardware offload capabilities of Chelsio T4 and T5 10 and 40
-	gigabit Ethernet adapters.
+	gigabit Ethernet adapters.</p>
 
-	The code implements hardware PDU offload for both target and
+      <p>The code implements hardware PDU offload for both target and
 	initiator.  The iSCSI stack has been modified to provide
 	hardware-independent offload API, allowing offload drivers to
 	be loaded as kernel modules, and to provide mechanisms for the
 	system administrator to configure this feature.  The project
 	is entering a testing phase.  The code will be released under
 	the BSD license and is expected to be completed later in the
-	year and ship in FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE.
-      </p>
+	year and ship in FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE.</p>
     </body>
 
     <sponsor>
@@ -318,4 +316,221 @@
       </task>
     </help>
   </project>
+
+  <project cat='docs'>
+    <title>ZFS Chapter of the Handbook</title>
+
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Allan</given>
+	  <common>Jude</common>
+	</name>
+
+	<email>allanjude at FreeBSD.org</email>
+      </person>
+
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Benedict</given>
+	  <common>Reuschling</common>
+	</name>
+
+	<email>bcr at FreeBSD.org</email>
+      </person>
+
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Warren</given>
+	  <common>Block</common>
+	</name>
+
+	<email>wblock at FreeBSD.org</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+
+    <links>
+      <url href="&base;/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/zfs.html">ZFS Section of the FreeBSD Handbook</url>
+    </links>
+
+    <body>
+      <p>ZFS is one of the premier features of FreeBSD and the quality
+	of the documentation should match that of other important
+	features.  Much of the original documentation from Sun and
+	Oracle has disappeared, moved, or is about the proprietary
+	version of ZFS.  The OpenZFS project does not provide much
+	documentation and instead provides users with a few links,
+	including the FreeBSD Handbook.  New users have many questions
+	about ZFS and yet there exists a great deal more bad advice
+	about ZFS than proper documentation.</p>
+
+      <p>After over a year of work, a new ZFS chapter has been added
+	to the FreeBSD Handbook.  Over 20,000 words describing the
+	basics of creating, managing and maintaining a ZFS pool, as
+	well as using some of the advanced features like compression,
+	deduplication, and delegation.  The chapter also contains a
+	glossary of terms, explaining a number of the concepts unique
+	to ZFS.  The chapter also includes documentation of some of
+	the many sysctl variables that can be used to tune ZFS.</p>
+
+      <p>The remaining work is the FAQ section.  To help users address
+	the most common questions or problems they might face with
+	ZFS.  It would be useful to hear experiences, questions,
+	misconceptions, gotchas, stumbling blocks and suggestions for
+	the FAQ section from other users.  Also, a use cases section
+	that highlights some of the cases where ZFS provides
+	advantages over traditional file systems.</p>
+
+      <p>Please send suggestions to the docs mailing list.</p>
+    </body>
+
+    <sponsor>ScaleEngine Inc.</sponsor>
+
+    <help>
+      <task>Technical review by Matt Ahrens (co-creator of ZFS)</task>
+      <task>Improve delegation section</task>
+      <task>Improve tuning section, add recently added sysctls</task>
+      <task>Add section on jails and the jailed property</task>
+      <task>Add FAQ section</task>
+      <task>Add Use Cases section</task>
+      <task>General editing and review</task>
+    </help>
+  </project>
+
+  <project cat='proj'>
+    <title>Jenkins Continuous Integration for FreeBSD</title>
+
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Craig</given>
+	  <common>Rodrigues</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>rodrigc at FreeBSD.org</email>
+      </person>
+
+      <person>
+	<name>Jenkins Administrators</name>
+	<email>jenkins-admin at FreeBSD.org</email>
+      </person>
+
+      <person>
+	<name>&os; Testing</name>
+	<email>freebsd-testing at FreeBSD.org</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+
+    <links>
+      <url href="https://jenkins.freebsd.org">Jenkins CI server in &os; cluster</url>
+      <url href="https://wiki.freebsd.org/201405DevSummit/Jenkins">Jenkins working group at DevSummit</url>
+      <url href="http://www.bsdcan.org/2014/schedule/events/445.en.html">Jenkins presentation at BSDCan</url>
+      <url href="http://clang-analyzer.llvm.org/scan-build.html">clang static analyzer</url>
+      <url href="http://scan.freebsd.org">FreeBSD static analysis results</url>
+      <url href="http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_07_02-base_iso_100">BSD Now episode 44</url>
+      <url href="http://www.slideshare.net/CraigRodrigues1/libvirt-bhyve">livirt and bhyve"</url>
+      <url href="https://github.com/jmmv/kyua">Kyua testing framework</url>
+      <url href="https://issues.jenkins-ci.org/browse/JENKINS-24521">Issue to update Jenkins to JNA 4.1.0 for FreeBSD</url>
+      <url href="https://github.com/jenkinsci/jenkins/pull/1387">Pull request #1 to upgrade JNA in Jenkins</url>
+      <url href="https://github.com/jenkinsci/jenkins/pull/1410">Pull request #2 to upgrade JNA in Jenkins</url>
+      <url href="http://jenkins.mouf.net/job/pkg/">Jenkins job for testing pkg</url>
+      <url href="https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=193499">yacc bug found by kyua</url>
+      <url href="https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=193246">IPv6 multicast join() problem found by Jenkins</url>
+      <url href="https://github.com/rodrigc/kyua/wiki/Quickstart-Guide">Kyua Quickstart Guide</url>
+    </links>
+
+    <body>
+      <p>In May, &a.rodrigc; led a working group <em>Continuous
+	  Integration and Testing with Jenkins for FreeBSD</em> at the
+	FreeBSD Devsummit in Ottawa.  &a.rodrigc; also gave a Jenkins
+	presentation at BSDCan.</p>
+
+      <p>At BSDCan, &a.rodrigc; had some discussions with &a.jmmv;
+	about how to better integrate &os; testing efforts with
+	Jenkins and kyua.  As a result of this discussion, &a.jmmv;
+	enhanced the <tt>kyua</tt> testing framework with a
+	<tt>kyua report-junit</tt> command.  This command takes kyua
+	test results and outputs a test report in JUnit XML format.
+	Jenkins can directly import JUnit XML test results and display
+	them nicely.</p>
+
+      <p>In June, &a.rodrigc; was interviewed for episode 44 of BSD
+	Now.  The interview covered Jenkins and Continuous Integration
+	in the &os; project.</p>
+
+      <p>In July, &a.rodrigc; gave a presentation to the Bay Area &os;
+	Users Group (BAFUG), <em>Libvirt and bhyve</em>, based on
+	experience he had with those technologies when used with
+	Jenkins.</p>
+
+      <p>&a.lwhsu; set up a Jenkins job to run the LLVM scan-build
+	tool to perform static analysis of the &os; code, and make the
+	results availalble at <tt>scan.freebsd.org</tt>.</p>
+
+      <p>&a.swills; modified the Jenkins job which builds
+	<tt>pkg(8)</tt> to use the <tt>kyua report-junit</tt> command
+	to integrate <tt>pkg(8)</tt> test results in Jenkins.</p>
+
+      <p>Anthony Williams reported that the version of the Java
+	Native Access (JNA) library bundled with Jenkins has problems
+	on &os;.  This causes problems with Jenkins using libpam and
+	other plugins which use JNA.  Craig filed JENKINS-24521
+	against Jenkins.  Craig submitted patches to Jenkins to update
+	Jenkins to use JNA 4.1.0, which has fixes for &os;.  Github
+	pull request 1410 was accepted into Jenkins, while pull
+	request 1387 is pending.</p>
+
+      <p>&a.rodrigc; worked on automatically running the tests in the
+	&os; <tt>/usr/tests</tt> directory under Jenkins using the
+	<tt>kyua</tt> test framework.  &a.rodrigc; provided feedback
+	to &a.jmmv; about <tt>kyua</tt> and &a.jmmv; incorporated some
+	of the feedback as bugfixes and feature enhancements to
+	<tt>kyua</tt>.  &a.rodrigc; committed some fixes to &os; to
+	eliminate some test failures.  One of the tests still results
+	in a crash in byacc.  This is being tracked in PR 193499.
+	Thomas E. Dickey (byacc maintainer) submitted a patch to fix
+	the problem, and this has been committed to FreeBSD.</p>
+
+      <p>&a.rodrigc; analyzed the cause of some startup errors in
+	Jenkins when opening a multicast socket.  He had some
+	discussion with &a.bms; captured in PR 193246.  The Java JDK
+	depends on functionality in Solaris where it is possible to
+	open an IPv4 multicast socket, but with an IPv4 multicast
+	address mapped to an IPv6 address.  On Linux, there are
+	modifications to the JDK itself to work around this.  &a.bms;
+	said that the work to make the FreeBSD IPv6 stack behave like
+	Solaris would require some work.</p>
+
+      <p>&a.rodrigc; started writing a Kyua Quickstart Guide.  This
+	guide is meant to help new kyua users who want to write tests
+	and run them under kyua.  &a.rodrigc; is seeking feedback to
+	help improve this guide.</p>
+    </body>
+
+    <help>
+      <task>
+	Upstream more fixes to Jenkins for FreeBSD, such as JNA fixes.
+      </task>
+
+      <task>
+	Automate the build of <tt>/usr/tests</tt>.
+      </task>
+
+      <task>
+	Set up more builds based on examples from the existing FreeBSD
+	Tinderbox.
+      </task>
+
+      <task>
+	Get feedback for improving the Kyua Quickstart Guide.
+      </task>
+
+      <task>
+	We need more people to join us on freebsd-testing at freebsd.org
+	and help out.  We especially need people with devops and
+	scripting experience to help us set up more builds and tests.
+	We would also like to integrate with other parts of the
+	project, such as Phabricator.
+      </task>
+    </help>
+  </project>
 </report>


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