[OE-core] Yocto Project Status 31 January 2023 (WW05)

Alexander Kanavin

On Tue, 31 Jan 2023 at 15:14, Stephen Jolley <sjolley.yp.pm@...> wrote:
Key Status/Updates:

YP 4.0.7 and YP 4.2 M2 are in QA
We switched to the 6.1 kernel by default for M2. Unfortunately there are a couple of intermittent issues that seem to have crept in. One is a reproducibility issue in perf, likely with some host component causing it as it only occurs on second builds. The second appears to be an intermittent networking issue accessing a python http-server for testing dnf which appeared after the kernel version change.
We are continuing to see other intermittent failures which are limiting how quickly we can merge changes. A summary of some of the key issues was sent to the mailing list: https://lists.openembedded.org/g/openembedded-core/message/176476
There have been changes to the way the codeparser cache in bitbake stores data which should reduce cache size, reduce the times data needs to be written out and generally help performance.
CVE levels in master are still high but there are patches in progress for most issues as I understand it.
We have a growing number of bugs in bugzilla, any help with them is appreciated.
Please do notice there's a new public article by RP:

"Maintainer confidential: Opportunities and challenges of the
ubiquitous but under-resourced Yocto Project.
Maintainers are an important topic of discussion. I’ve read a few
perspectives, but I’d like to share mine as one of the lesser-known
maintainers in the open source world."

LWN has picked it up as well:
(many of the comments are the usual 'yocto is hard' fare, which should
be treated like the weather - inevitable)