[ovs-dev] Travis build failures due to base image change to Xenial.

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Oct 28 17:05:20 UTC 2019


On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 03:04:56PM +0100, Ilya Maximets wrote:
> On 09.08.2019 12:23, Ilya Maximets wrote:
> > On 01.08.2019 20:48, Aaron Conole wrote:
> > > Ilya Maximets <i.maximets at samsung.com> writes:
> > > > However, there is an additional issue with branch-2.5:
> > > > 
> > > > branch-2.5 has kernel 2.6.32 in the .travis.yml, but gcc >= 5 is not
> > > > able to build this kernel. This kernel reached its EOL few years ago
> > > > already and will never be fixed. So, there are few options for this issue:
> > > > 
> > > > 1. Simply remove 2.6.32 kernel from the build matrix.
> > > >     (I have a simple patch for this.)
> > 
> > For branch-2.5 I'm waiting for more comments/Ack on the patch:
> > https://mail.openvswitch.org/pipermail/ovs-dev/2019-August/361422.html
> > 
> > Backports to this branch will go along with applying above patch.
> 
> Hi Ben,
> 
> This discussion happened while you were out of office, but I'd like to
> hear your opinion on this issue with branch-2.5 that still exists.

My initial thought is that we don't have a clear obligation to support
an end-of-lifed upstream kernel.  I haven't read the whole thread to see
whether there's a reason to do so anyway, but if not then removing
2.6.32 from the build matrix seems reasonable.


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