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NetMod 108 Draft Minutes

Thursday July 28th
UTC: 14:10-15:50

Meeting Materials

Video recording:

Session Intro & WG Status

Chairs (10 minutes)

Introduction - Lou Berger presenting
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discussion to be had around whether to reach out to the IEEE

Working remotely chairs are here to support virtual interims and side meetings.

Update on: (14:20 - 5 min)

Sub-interface VLAN YANG Data Models

Common Interface Extension YANG Data Models
Rob Wilton


proposal to not include in-disards-overflow
no objections in meeting

concerns with the subinterface vlan model changes?
no objections

Lou Berger - are we ready for publication?
will confirm on list for resolved comments

do we need to send a liason over the vlan terms

Rob Wilton - will hand ad responsibility for these drafts to warren
don’t think formal liason is required. they have been involved.
use the ieee-ietf coordination mailing list
also use the ieee yangsters review since they have done it.

Lou Berger - I can send those if you prefer

Warren Kumar - sounds good to me, prefer that the mail not come from me.

Rob Wilton - I’ll send it

Lou Berger - Please cc at least netmod-chairs

General Update on the YANG Versioning Solution (14:25 - 5 min)

Reshad Rahman

Lou Berger - believe that we previously agreed to hold the documents until all are ready to go.

Reshad Rahman - authors plan to get modver and semver to wg lc first and then focus on progressing the other documents

Updated YANG Module Revision Handling (14:30 - 20 min)
Reshad Rahman

interpreting revision labels in semver
no questions

use of revision labels by submodules
review section 3.3 update

revision label in filename
lada - having a symbolic link is an issue due to the changing filename
these is even worse then date

Reshad Rahman - downside is without it you have to look at the contents of the file.

Rob Wilton - git is to not have the revision date or label in the git repo itself but publish it somehwere else

Kent Watsen - agree with rob

revision label uniquely identifies a module version.

Ladislav Lhotka - this also includes changes in whitespace?

NBC changes can break imports

Kent Watsen - the break in backwards compatibility may not be in the area the matters.

Rob Wilton - not using the revision label to make decision, rather the revision history is used.

Kent Watsen - python packages declare compatibility with current / past versions but not future versions.

Kent Watsen - it does sound confusing the purpose of this effort is to address this problem

Lou Berger - would be really helpful if you (rob / reshad) would send your example to the list.

impact of changing import statement

Reshad Rahman - consider rough consensus to be option b (not sure now)

Rob Wilton - is the example sufficiently clear

Kent Watsen - are you speaking as contributor?

Lou Berger - do send the email I thought I understood it until your last statement

should we import yang revision identifier?

insignificant whitespace changes

Ladislav Lhotka’s earlier question.

Reshad Rahman - should result in a new change e.g. editorial.

Charles Eckel - don’t userstand the usecase for whitespace but nothing else

Reshad Rahman - don’t have an answer for you

via jabber - Jan Lindblad
There is probably no reason to publish with only whitespace changes. The point is that there should be a version number for every different checksum

Ladislav Lhotka - we still have this alternative syntax which raises the case of two syntaxes of the same version.

Kent Watsen - the yin files have a different suffix

Joe Clarke - if I decide to publish something and all I change is whitespace I still want to note that.

Ladislav Lhotka - starting from a YIN module and using different tools for translating it to YANG, one can easily end up with modules differing in whitespace.

YANG Semantic Versioning (14:50 - 15 min)
Joe Clarke

No comments - please send other comments/questions to the list.

Common YANG Data Types (15:05 - 15 min)
Juergen Schoenwaelder

Kent Watsen - will take questions to the list.

Telemetry Data Self Explanation Tags (15:20 - 10 min)
Qin Wu


Lou Berger - we will need check IPR
Qin Wu - okay

Kent Watsen - similar work in NETCONF, need to ensure importance of work.
Qin Wu - Not a strong a dependency.

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