Re: [release] Controller MD-SAL APIs going away soon

Karthika Panneer

Hi Robert,

As mentioned in the below mail we started merging patches.

But in genius, merge build is failing because of Javadoc failures.


I could see errors in places where we haven’t made any recent changes also.

Java doc error is being thrown in files which we haven’t touched over a long time.


Also for patches merged two months back java doc build has been passing.

Any idea why we face these failures all of a sudden?


Patch :

Failure link :



R P Karthika


From: Karthikeyan <karthikeyangceb007@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:13 AM
To: Hema Gopalkrishnan <hema.gopalkrishnan@...>; Faseela K <k.faseela@...>; Robert Varga <nite@...>; Daniel de la Rosa <ddelarosa@...>; R P Karthika . <r.p.karthika@...>
Cc: Release <release@...>; tsc <tsc@...>; Dayavanti Gopal Kamath <dayavanti.gopal.kamath@...>
Subject: Re: [release] Controller MD-SAL APIs going away soon


Hi All,


MDSAL APIs Migration Overall Status:

    We have completed the code changes for migrating old controller based MD-SAL APIs to new MD-SAL APIs in all the dependent projects like ServiceUtils, OVSDB, GENIUS, NETVIRT and the final integration distribution build[0] is generated SUCCESSFULLY.


  We ran the CSIT job with final distribution build for both GENIUS and NETVIRT projects and it got passed 100% success rate. So now it is time to merge all the open patches in the below mentioned order.


  Request to each of the project commit member to merge the corresponding patch which is assigned to your name.  


Gerrit Links:


Merging of the gerrit patchs order should follow the below order


  1. (Infrautils) Committer: Faseela
  1. (Serviceutils) Committer: Faseela
  1. (ovsdb) Committer: Chetan
  1. (Genius) Committer: Hema
  1. (Genius) Committer: Hema
  1. (Netvirt) --> Committer: Karthikeyan

Integration Distribution Build#



Netvirt CSIT Result:  ( 1 TC failed and not related to this change. We will re-trigger the CSIT job once again to make the confirmation)


Genius CSIT Result: (It might be expired due to auto clean-up of the sandbox script execution)   

Thanks & Regards,


On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 10:37 AM Chetan Arakere Gowdru <chetan.arakere@...> wrote:

Hi Daniel,


Yes. Ovsdb will also be able to complete this task around this time.


Currently, I have already made the required changes and review in progress. The distribution  build for the patch is getting failed due to other projects.






From: Daniel De La Rosa <ddelarosa@...>
Sent: 02 April 2020 10:11
To: Karthikeyan <karthikeyangceb007@...>
Cc: Hema Gopalkrishnan <hema.gopalkrishnan@...>; Robert Varga <nite@...>; Faseela K <k.faseela@...>; Chetan Arakere Gowdru <chetan.arakere@...>; release@...; tsc@...
Subject: Re: [release] Controller MD-SAL APIs going away soon


Hello Team


Thank you for your estimates on Serviceutils, Genius and Netvirt..  @Chetan Arakere Gowdru I'm assuming that it will be similar for OVSDB? 

In any case, in today's integration meeting, we came up with this idea:


Aluminum : netvirt and genius are expecting 4 weeks to migrate to the new mdsal API changes
So we may need to remove projects (e.g. netvirt, genius, ovsdb, serviceutils) from the distribution
at the Version Bump Checkpoint.


Let's review that on next TSC... Please confirm that you will be able to attend. Also we are going to confirm these Sodium and Magnesium schedule changes






On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 6:19 AM Karthikeyan <karthikeyangceb007@...> wrote:

Hi Daniel,

   Please find inline response for "netvirt" project.


Thanks & Regards,



On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 3:46 PM Hema Gopalkrishnan <hema.gopalkrishnan@...> wrote:

Hi Daniel,


We expect to complete Serviceutils and Genius migration within 3 weeks.


Serviceutils is work in progress.


For Genius, we are currently working on migrating the JUnit tests.

GENIUS patches


OVSDB chetan.arakere@...


Netvirt karthikeyangceb007@...


      As netvirt is dependent on GENIUS reviews we need 1 week of extra time to complete (3 weeks + 1 week = 4 weeks).





From: Daniel De La Rosa <ddelarosa@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:44 PM
To: Robert Varga <nite@...>; Faseela K <k.faseela@...>; Hema Gopalkrishnan <hema.gopalkrishnan@...>; Chetan Arakere Gowdru <chetan.arakere@...>; Karthikeyan <karthikeyangceb007@...>
Cc: release@...; tsc@...
Subject: Re: [release] Controller MD-SAL APIs going away soon


Hello all.. 


As agreed on TSC, the following PTL need to come up with an assessment on how much more time is needed to create a migration patch for the reasons described below


Serviceutils k.faseela@...


Please let us know as soon as possible so we can come up with a reschedule proposal for Aluminum, Magnesium and Sodium




On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 3:39 PM Robert Varga <nite@...> wrote:


this is a friendly reminder that the Controller MD-SAL APIs, as
represented by org.opendaylight.controller/sal-{binding,common,dom}-api
are going away REAL SOON NOW, specifically at the Aluminium MRI
Integrated Deadline, scheduled for 2020-04-13.

This is in 3 (three) weeks.

The full set of removed components can be seen here:

A quick grep through autorelease finds following projects reference
sal-binding-api, and hence are immediately threatening the MRI window:


neutron has a patch outstanding, unless it is merged beforehand (hint,
hint), I will be merging as part of the MRI bump.

If you care about any of the above projects, please make sure to
coordinate with its leadership as to the creation of the migration patch.




Daniel de la Rosa
Customer Support Manager
Lumina Networks Inc.
e: ddelarosa@...
m:  +1 408 7728120



Daniel de la Rosa
Customer Support Manager
Lumina Networks Inc.
e: ddelarosa@...
m:  +1 408 7728120

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