Re: EOL candidates for security-support-ended.deb10 (OpenStack support)
On 8/8/22 11:40, Sylvain Beucler wrote:
Thanks for all your inputs. We would certainly welcome instructions
on how to setup a testing OpenStack environment for LTS updates, which
could be documented at https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/TestSuites
Is that what you offered?
I don't think contributors to the LTS effort will have the necessary
hardware. To deploy an OpenStack cluster, I would recommend a server
with at least 256 GB of RAM, so one can deploy OpenStack in a nested
environment (ie: OpenStack running on a bunch of VMs). I personally use
a server with 1TB of RAM and 38 VMs, so I can deploy something close to
the physical deployment, including billing.
As I don't expect this type of hardware to be available to whoever will
do the security fix, my offer is to do the deployment + testing if we
really need to.
Also, I don't expect contributors to know how to deploy and operate
OpenStack. The nested-virtualization thing is documented over here:
but even like that, it would be hard for a newbie to understand what's
Which is why I'm volunteering for this part (ie: doing functional manual
testing if we need it).
But likely, in most cases, this wont be needed, as the policy in
OpenStack is to add some new unit tests whenever a bugfix is done. So my
help would only be needed in rare cases where we may need to test
As pochu mentioned, we normally support packages in LTS unless there's
a solid reason /not/ to, and reading this conversation we appear to be
in capacity of supporting OpenStack Rocky packages in buster LTS.
Great, I'll make the announcement then! :)
Thomas Goirand (zigo)