Server Team 20081014 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes, Uncategorized on October 15th, 2008 by Dave Walker

Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online
with the irc logs here.


kirkland reported he had been chasing down the virtio disk bug. It seems to be related to grub: grub-install writes a broken bootloader to the disk. He is looking into the bug and may ask for help.

mathiaz reported that the virtio network bug had been fixed. The installer correctly detects network interfaces attached to a virtio device.


mathiaz reported that a new option had been added to the installer: Install a minimal virtual machine. The -virtual flavour has also been promoted to main and is seeded in the -server isos.

mathiaz asked which host environments were supported. ESX and kvm are fully supported. After some discussion it turned out that Xen was also supported and should work. He also wondered if someone had access to ESX and Xen to test the new installer option and the -virtual kernel. nijaba said that the QA team may have access to an ESX environment.


nijaba asked for sponsoring of the trunk branch as it contains several bug fixes. He implemented some missing functions to support xen and is looking for testers. Both ESX and xen environments require some testing.

ACTION: mathiaz to look at sponsoring python-vm-builder.


mathiaz reported that an FFexception request still had to be filed for ebox. The packages can be found in the ebox PPA. ivoks volunteered to take a look at the packages.

Agree on next meeting date and time

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 21st at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.