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

Ilya Maximets i.maximets at ovn.org
Mon Oct 28 17:24:44 UTC 2019

On 28.10.2019 18:05, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> 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.

OK. So, can I treat this as an ACK for above mentioned patch?

Best regards, Ilya Maximets.

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