Notes on Ceph repositories and test lab

Special branches

  • master: current tip (integration branch)
  • next: pending release (feature frozen, bugfixes only)
  • last: last/previous release
  • dumpling, cuttlefish, bobtail, argonaut, etc.: stable release branches
  • dumpling-next: backports for stable release, pending testing


The source repos are all on github.

  • Any branch pushed to ceph.git will kick off builds that will either run unit tests or generate packages for Try not to generate unnecessary load. For private, unreviewed work, only push to branches named wip-*. This avoids colliding with any special branches.
  • Nothing should every reach a special branch unless it has been reviewed.
  • Preferred means of review is via github pull requests to capture any review discussion.
  • For multi-patch series, the pull request can be merged via github, and a Reviewed-by: ... line added to the merge commit.
  • For single- (or few-) patch merges, it is preferable to add the Reviewed-by: directly to the commit so that it is also visible when the patch is cherry-picked for backports.
  • All backports should use git cherry-pick -x to capture which commit they are cherry-picking from.

Teuthology lab hardware

  • 96 plana: 8 core, 4 disk, 1gig and 10gig networks. Used for nightly runs.
  • 64 burnupi: Dell R515s: 6 core, 8 disk, 1gig and 10gig networks, moderate CPU. crummy SAS expanders.
  • 120 mira: 8 core, 8 disks, 1gig network. older hardware, flakier disks
  • 8 vercoi: 24 core, RAID; VM hosts
  • 4 senta: 25 core: VM hosts
  • 36 saya: Calxeda ARM7 nodes (for testing)
  • 24 tala: Calxeda ARM7 nodes (gitbuilder)
  • ~200 vps: VMs running on mira hardware

Locking machines

  • All tests pull their builds from
  • Anybody can lock machines with teuthology-lock --lock-many NUM --machine-type TYPE.
  • Machines are locked as whoami''@``hostname -s. –owner to choose otherwise.
  • Automated tests current run on the plana; please avoid locking these for personal use.
  • To unlock, please use teuthology-nuke -t list.yaml -r -u, which will reboot and clean up any leftover test state before unlocking (or fail to unlock). It looks for a targets:: section in the yaml, so the regular job yaml will work. You can get a list of all locked machines with teuthology-lock --list-targets.
  • teuthology-lock -a --brief or teuthology-lock --summary to see what is locked and by whom.
  • Be conscientious about scheduling entire qa runs. Coordinate utilization on IRC. Make sure you are running the latest version ceph-qa-suite.git and teuthology.git.
  • Results for scheduled runs appear in /a/$jobname on the teuthology machine. ls -alt | head to find them.