Finding a Project
This page describes how to find a bug to fix, select a project to enhance Lustre, or help with Lustre testing. You can also also contact the Lustre Development Mailing List (often referred to as lustre-devel) to discuss ideas for projects.
Finding a Bug to Fix
Fixing bugs in Lustre is a good way to become familiar with the Lustre code if you've not worked on it before. Bugs against the Lustre code are logged in the Bugzilla bug tracking system. To find a bug you'd like to work on:
- Search Bugzilla key words for bugs designated "easy" bugs. Some Lustre developers use this keyword to indicate that a bug could be fixed by someone without in depth familiarity with the Lustre code.
- Search Bugzilla for very old Lustre bugs. These are typically non-critical bugs that are not dependent on a release timeline. They can vary widely in complexity. Andreas - How old would a "very old bug" be? logged over 6 months ago? 2 years ago?
Once you have selected a bug to work on, contact lustre-devel to discuss the approach to be taken to fix it.
Selecting a Project to Enhance Lustre
If you'd like to take on a project to enhance or add a new feature to Lustre, consider one of these options:
- Search Bugzilla for the keyword "small project". Some Lustre developers use this keyword to indicate that an enhancement request or bug is a stand-alone project suitable to be taken on by an external developer. When you have identified a project you'd like to work on, contact lustre-devel to discuss the approach be taken to address it.
- Assist with keeping Lustre up-to-date with recent kernel changes. For some changes, a simple fix to the Lustre code will be required, while for others, a good understanding of the Linux kernel and how Lustre interfaces with it is needed. For guidance in selecting or proceeding with a project, contact lustre-devel.
- Propose a new feature that can be developed as a separate module on top of Lustre. Be sure to get feedback on your proposal by contacting lustre-devel before you get started.
Helping with Lustre Testing
To find out how you can contribute to the testing of upcoming Lustre releases, see Lustre Test Plans.