[CentOS-devel] Rebuilding OpenvSwitch and OVN from Fast DataPath in NFV Sig

Alfredo Moralejo Alonso

amoralej at redhat.com
Tue Jul 7 14:12:50 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 3:30 PM Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 6/17/20 6:23 AM, Alfredo Moralejo Alonso wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > During the last years OpenVswitch and OVN have become a major dependency
> > for several projects and SIGs in the CentOS ecosystem, including
> > OpenStack, oVirt and OpenShift. During this time each project has been
> > following its own  way with limited coordination (just some
> > opportunistic cross-tagging between SIGs) and different approaches,
> > rebuilding Fedora builds or FDP srpms from ftp.redhat.com
> > <http://ftp.redhat.com> from time to time in their own tags and repos.
> >
> > This has led to multiple issues and suboptimal usage resources so I
> > think a good step ahead would be to use existing NFV SIG [1] as a
> > collaboration area for all the interested projects to build, test and
> > ship OpenvSwitch and OVN using public SRPMs from Fast Datapath [2].
> >
> > What I'm proposing is that the interested people in becoming maintainers
> > for OVS/OVN in NFV Sig request membership to nfv-sig group [3]. Then,
> > we'll coordinate to request new tags/buildroots for OVS/OVN and start
> > building and testing the required releases.
> >
> > Any thoughts on this proposal?
> Given that the SIG chair is incommunicado, are you suggesting yourself
> as the new SIG chair? Or is someone else volunteering for this?
I'm fine with chairing NFV Sig for this new limited purpose unless someone
from the previous members show up. I'll see if I can engage someone from
the NFV area to maintain vpp or other related packages for CentOS 8 too.

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