Meeting Log - 2007-10-25

Ricky Zhou ricky at
Thu Oct 25 22:56:56 UTC 2007

15:59 -!- mmcgrath changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: Infrastructure -- Who's here?
15:59 < couf> me
16:00 < frankc> frank is listening
16:00  * paulobanon is here
16:00  * DRebellion is here
16:00 < mmcgrath> dgilmore jeremy abadger1999 jima paulobanon mbonnet f13  mdomsch  warren ricky skvidal ivazquez people I forgot: Ping!
16:00 < skvidal> pong
16:00 < mbonnet> pong
16:00 < abadger1999> yo!
16:01  * jeremy is here, but perhaps not for long
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16:01 < mmcgrath> We'll go quick, I want to talk about the release quite a bit.
16:02 -!- mmcgrath changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: Infrastructure -- Outstanding Tickets
16:02 < dgilmore> pong
16:02 < mmcgrath> .tiny
16:02 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath:
16:02 < mmcgrath> First up
16:02 < mmcgrath> .ticket 154
16:02 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #154 (DNS) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:03 < mmcgrath> That ones on me, For us to complete it I'd like to wait until after F9 just because we'll have to touch some important systems and I don't want to cause any issues until after the release.
16:03 < mmcgrath> .ticket 192
16:03  * warren here
16:03 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #192 (Netapp low on free space) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:03 < paulobanon> after F9 or F8 ?!
16:03 -!- wolfy [n=lonewolf at fedora/wolfy] has left #fedora-meeting ["A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's. She changes it more often."]
16:03 < mmcgrath> f13 did some recovery this week of the netapp
16:03 < mmcgrath> .tiny
16:03 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath:
16:03 < mmcgrath> unfortunately mere minutes later, he took that space back :)
16:04 < mmcgrath> f13: the plan is we'll see some more recovery by the end of the week?
16:04 < f13> yes
16:04 < f13> once we empty the trash can
16:04 < mmcgrath> <nod>
16:05 < mmcgrath> jeremy: f13: Did you get my email about the different storage devices?
16:05 < f13> plus all f8 being signed with final key means that we can drop some of the -test signed packages and save more.
16:05 < f13> mmcgrath: I did, I haven't responded to it.
16:05 < f13> (I usually just forward them to my manager)
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16:06 < mmcgrath> f13: k, how hopeful are you we'll get funding for it?
16:07 < mmcgrath> I've been sending out feelers for donations, so far shooting blanks though
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16:07 < skvidal> mmcgrath: I get ads for medicine to take care of that problem
16:07 < f13> mmcgrath: I honestly don't know what happened to the Engineering budget.  It was on again/offagain etc...
16:08 < f13> mmcgrath: unfortunately it will probably take things getting into a more dire state before we can call in an emergency purchase request.
16:08 < mmcgrath> skvidal: no doubt, we might have to.
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16:08 < f13> mmcgrath: tell you what, I'll make it a point to talk with my manager after we've had GC running for a few weeks to see what kind of long term growth we're talking about.
16:09 < dgilmore> did we get much space freed up?
16:09 < mmcgrath> GC for a few weeks?  After this friday's GC, koji won't be getting any smaller right?  Only bigger more slowly?
16:09 < mmcgrath> dgilmore:
16:09 < mmcgrath> its that dip :)  but there's more to come.
16:09 < dgilmore> :)
16:10 < mmcgrath> f13: ^^
16:11 < mmcgrath> ok, we'll move on for now.
16:12 -!- mmcgrath changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: Infrastructure -- Release
16:12 < mmcgrath>
16:12 < mmcgrath> I sent an email out to the list, what did everyone think of it?
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16:13 < f13> mmcgrath: it actually may get smaller if we let GC go after some locked tags (dist-f7, dist-f8)
16:13 < f13> mmcgrath: but for the most part it should just grow more slowly.  I want a better picture of long term space concerns with full fledged GC in action
16:13 < mmcgrath> f13: My worry is that it could, potentially, take a long time to actually get the new device ordered, shipped, installed, certified, configured, handed over to us and have current koji copied to it.
16:14 < mmcgrath> I guess we'l know more this weekend.
16:14 < dgilmore> mmcgrath: thats a very real concern
16:14 < f13> nod
16:14 < f13> I'll be sure to talk to my boss about it very soon
16:14 < dgilmore> mmcgrath: the plan looked pretty sane
16:14 < mmcgrath> Here are the current un-done tickets:
16:14 < mmcgrath> .tiny
16:14 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath:
16:14 < dgilmore> mmcgrath: we will have mirroring of the site to multipe diverse locations?
16:15 < mmcgrath> dgilmore: of ?
16:16 < mmcgrath> Compared to the last release we'll have a new proxy box in Denver (thanks who has sponsored us)
16:16 < dgilmore> mmcgrath: yeah
16:16 < mmcgrath> as well as an additional proxy server in PHX.
16:17 < dgilmore> mmcgrath: :) thats good
16:17 < mmcgrath> I'm probably going to add an additional proxy server in Denver (probably just going to add an additional IP to the box
16:17 < mmcgrath> and send more traffic there, its a beefy box with more ram then all of our servers in PHX combined.
16:17 < mmcgrath> its also x86_64, blah blah, it can handle a lot more.
16:18 < mmcgrath> so the view for that is fp.o will point to 3 addresses.  2 of them at tummy, one to PHX,  the PHX one will have 3 proxy servers behind it though.
16:18 < mmcgrath> sounds a little out of whack but the proxy servers we have in PHX right now are pitiful.
16:18 < mmcgrath> Ok, so lets go through these tickets.
16:18 < mmcgrath> .93
16:18 < mmcgrath> .ticket 93
16:18 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #93 (Fedora 8) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:19 < mmcgrath> Thats the overall F8 release ticket, we won't close that until probably a day or so after F8 ships and we are all basking in its glory.
16:19 < mmcgrath> .ticket 97
16:19 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #97 (Fedora 8 Website) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:19 < mmcgrath> ricky: ping?
16:19 < mmcgrath> ivazquez: ping?
16:19 < mmcgrath> We've actually had a pretty major development in this today.  If you go to
16:19 < mmcgrath> you'll notice there's a translation on the left side.
16:19 < paulobanon> mmcgrath: ricky said that he wouldnt make it for the meeting
16:19 < mmcgrath> paulobanon: <nod>
16:19 < mmcgrath> <-- translated.
16:20 < mmcgrath> It should also autodetect that if your language is set correctly in your browser.
16:20  * paulobanon goes confirm their portuguese...
16:20 < mmcgrath> this was an F9 target but there's been much support from the translated community as well as work from ivazquez and ricky that makes it possible to do this release.
16:20  * mmcgrath notes - and giggles
16:21 < mmcgrath> anywho, this should be done and ready soon, no major redesigns this time around at least not as far as the user will see.
16:21 < mmcgrath> .ticket 74
16:21 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #74 (2 clicks to live cd) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:21 < mmcgrath> mdomsch has this all ready from his side, we just have to implement it.
16:21 < mmcgrath> .ticket 99
16:21 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #99 (Mirror Coordination) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:22 < mmcgrath> mdomsch: I have this as a ticket, but I'm not sure what it actually means.  Is this you or f13?
16:22 < jima> oops.
16:22 < f13> 99?
16:22 < paulobanon> jima: what have you done this time!
16:22 < mdomsch> mmcgrath - it means tell them what bits are coming and when
16:22 < f13> hrm.
16:23 < mdomsch> I started doing this
16:23 < jima> paulobanon: missed part of the meeting. :)
16:23 < f13> oh.
16:23 < paulobanon> :)
16:23 < mmcgrath> So thats nothing amazing, just letting them know when the bits are ready and letting them know when the final bit flip happens?
16:23 < mdomsch> I'd like to get a guesstimate of the size of the data we'll be syncing to the mirrors
16:24 < mdomsch> right
16:24 < mmcgrath> mdomsch: you'll want
16:24 < mmcgrath> .ticket 98
16:24 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #98 (Verify mirror space) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:24 < mdomsch> ha
16:24 < f13> mdomsch: I gave an estimate a short while ago
16:24 < mmcgrath> :)  I have it closed already but jesse had an initial estimate of 90G
16:24 < f13> I'll know more early next week.
16:25 < mmcgrath> f13: we're still on target for 90G though?
16:26  * mmcgrath will move on
16:26 < mmcgrath> .ticket 100
16:26 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #100 (Web Content on the mirrors) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:26 < mmcgrath> This is our "backup plan" It will happen just as it did last release, with static content.
16:27 < mmcgrath> its a little unclear at this point what will happen with the translations though thats something we're still trying to determine.
16:27 < mmcgrath> .ticket 101
16:27 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #101 (Fedora Infrastructure Change Freeze) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:27 < mdomsch> mmcgrath, just make sure the web team isn't changing the content on release day
16:27 < mdomsch> again
16:27 < mmcgrath> mdomsch: <nod> I have this I think on the timeline a few days before at least.  We'll be more prepared.
16:27 < mmcgrath> So this is the first release where we will have an actual change freeze.
16:28 < mmcgrath> So here are the ground rules.
16:28 < mmcgrath> Any changes to ANY part of our infrastructure that is not preplanned (like switching the website) is forbidden without discussing it with the list first (fedora-infrastructure-list)
16:29 < mmcgrath> Emergencies our outages are different, but if you're going to change something just because, don't.  If we've forgotten something, take it to the list and get permission.
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16:29 < mmcgrath> I'm normally a happy go lucky guy, but I'll be pretty harsh about this.  If you just change something on your own and don't take it to the list, I will come down on you like the fist of an angry god.
16:30 < mmcgrath> which means I'll just yell a lot and have a visible frown on my face :)
16:30 < mmcgrath> Anyone have any questions about the change freeze?
16:30  * skvidal wonders what the frown looks like
16:30 < mmcgrath> skvidal: I'll get you one after the meeting.
16:30  * skvidal goes to poke at dns for a while to see about illiciting the frown
16:30 < skvidal> la la la, no one needs this 'www'
16:30 < mmcgrath> .ticket 137
16:30 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #137 (Sponsorship prominence) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:31 < mmcgrath> This one is almost done actually,
16:31 < f13> mmcgrath: I think so..
16:31 < f13> mmcgrath: give or take 20G  (:
16:32 < mmcgrath> We'll link it off the main page, and we'll want to add perhaps a logo in our template as well.  I'll discuss with ricky.
16:32 < mmcgrath> .ticket 210
16:32 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #210 (Disable F8 in Mirrormanager) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:32 < mmcgrath> thats a new one, mdomsch you have that or will someone else do it?
16:32 < mdomsch> yeah, me or someone :-)
16:32 < paulobanon> hehe
16:32 < mmcgrath> mdomsch: perhaps we could create an SOP for it?  If you sent me the directions I'd write it up, I know you're busy.
16:33 < mdomsch> empty out repo_redirect.txt, push to app[34]
16:33 < mmcgrath> <nod> k
16:33 < mdomsch> killall -HUP
16:33 < mmcgrath> .ticket 211
16:33 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #211 (Enable Bodhi Updates) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:33 < mmcgrath> There's already directions how to do that in the ticket.  lmacken  or f13 will be doing it.
16:33 < mmcgrath> .ticket 17
16:33 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #17 (Secondary Arch Support) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:34 < mmcgrath> dgilmore: ping?  Whats the latest on arch support?
16:34 < dgilmore> mmcgrath: waiting on the IA64 machines to be rebuilt and brought online
16:34 < dgilmore> fixing some sparc bugs
16:34 < dgilmore> i need to get with the arm and alpha guys
16:35 < mmcgrath> will we have sparc available for the f8 launch?  Should I move that milestone to f9?
16:36 < dgilmore> It will not be ready for launch
16:36 < dgilmore> but it should be ready withing 4-6 weeks after
16:36 < mmcgrath> k, we'll have it for F9 then :)
16:36 < mmcgrath> dgilmore: good job with all of that BTW.
16:36 < mmcgrath> Its about time we had support for all of those things.
16:36 < dgilmore> by F-9  weshould have all secondary archs ready at release time
16:37 < mmcgrath> excellent.  dgilmore I'll move that ticket now.
16:38 < mmcgrath> dgilmore: anything else?
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16:39 < mmcgrath> skvidal: just for you -
16:39 < mmcgrath> ok, next ticket
16:39 < mmcgrath> .ticket 54
16:39 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #54 (Postfix Server) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:39 < skvidal> mmcgrath: impressive - you need to shave
16:39 < mmcgrath> This seemed like such a big deal at the time.
16:39 < mmcgrath> skvidal: yeah, i do.
16:39 < skvidal> and you look like a muppet
16:39 < paulobanon> skvidal: lol
16:40 < skvidal> 'mi mi mi mi mi'
16:40 < mmcgrath> I'd still like to get this done or something like it done by F8, I'll focus on this over the next week.
16:40 < skvidal> you kinda remind me of beaker
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16:40 < dgilmore> mmcgrath:  nothing extra from me
16:40 < mmcgrath> :)
16:40 < mmcgrath> dgilmore: cool
16:40 < mmcgrath> .ticket 136
16:40 < skvidal> mmcgrath: re: postfix - do we have any blockers from legal or IS?
16:40 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #136 (Translated Website) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:40 < mmcgrath> skvidal: no blockers at all, we even have a xen guest partially built.
16:40 < mmcgrath> just a matter of doing the work, and testing.
16:41 < mmcgrath> regarding #136, this was an F9 target, but, as you can see, its basically done now so I moved it up to F8.
16:41 < mmcgrath> .ticket 154
16:41 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #154 (DNS) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:41 < mmcgrath> We discussed this earlier, the bulk of this work is done now and the stuff that isn't done is too risky to do now, so I'll move this to an F9 target but it will likely be done within a few weeks of the F8 launch.
16:41 < mmcgrath> .ticket 177
16:41 < mmcgrathbot> mmcgrath: #177 (Rename cvsextras group to packager) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac
16:41 < mmcgrath> warren: ping
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16:42 < mmcgrath> f13: ping
16:42 < mmcgrath> whats the latest on that?
16:42 < warren> mmcgrath, delayed due to dependency on pkgdb which was needed during branching
16:42 < f13> mmcgrath: hrm?
16:42 < warren> mmcgrath, so I guess doing it during the other big changes after F8 is a good idea
16:42 < f13> ah.
16:42 < f13> sorry, I'm deep in another meeting.
16:42 < mmcgrath> I'll move it to an F9 target.
16:42 < mmcgrath> f13: no worries.
16:43 < mmcgrath> this is just another one of those "too risky to do now" tickets?
16:43 < f13> yeah.
16:43 < f13> or it was during branching.
16:43 < mmcgrath> <nod>
16:43 < mmcgrath> So do we want to keep this as an F8 milestone or move it to F9?
16:43 < warren> after F8
16:43 < abadger1999> Yeah.  f13, Do you have a ticket for the other big changes?
16:43 < warren> definitely long before F9
16:44 < mmcgrath> k.
16:44 < abadger1999> We can close this ticket and add it to that one if so.
16:44 < mmcgrath> doesn't matter to me.  Its not really related to the release at all, we could just not associate it with a release.
16:45 < abadger1999> Sounds good.  I'll remove from release milestones for now.
16:45 < mmcgrath> <nod>
16:45 < mmcgrath> Ok, so thats the last of the tickets. As I mentioned on the list, for this release I'll be largely unavailable as opposed to last release when I was largely in Germany :)
16:46 < f13> abadger1999: depends on if FESCo votes yes on the dev changes next week.
16:46 < abadger1999> k.  I'll wait and see :-)
16:46 < mmcgrath> Anyone have any questions related to the release?  Its in 2 weeks.
16:47 < warren> yes
16:47 < warren> How are testing of stuff to make our website and wiki not fall over?
16:47 < mmcgrath> I've run some initial tests and benchmarks, the problem is we don't have dedicated machines with the bandwidth to do proper testing this round.
16:48 < mmcgrath> We do have caching abilities in the proxy servers for specific wiki problems.
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16:48 < mmcgrath> Other than that, we don't have the resources to do proper testing other then to say we didn't have too many problems last time and have twice the available resources this time around.
16:48 < mmcgrath> warren: I ran a few benchmarks a few months back
16:48  * mmcgrath grabs them.
16:49 < mmcgrath> warren:
16:49 < mmcgrath> I found some of those tests unreliable though I'd love to have a proper benchmark of our various pieces of hardware.
16:50 < mmcgrath> could get very interesting as the release goes on.
16:50 < mmcgrath> It has potential to have a dramatic affect on our page serves.
16:50  * mdomsch presumes that's load-balanced across the proxies
16:51 < mdomsch> and the page itself is lightweight
16:51 < mmcgrath> mdomsch: yep, its across proxies and IIRC its on the PHX and Denver proxies.
16:51 < mmcgrath> what is *not* balanced is
16:51 < mmcgrath> Which A) isn't ready yet and B) isn't under our control.
16:52 < mmcgrath> Worst case scenario once its ready is us pointing our searches back to google directly.  I'm not that familiar with the contract but I believe we (Fedora) are under no obligation to use it.
16:52 < mmcgrath> Ok, anyone have anything else related to the release?
16:53 < mmcgrath> Ok, That means time for open floor
16:53 -!- mmcgrath changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: Infrastructure -- Open Floor
16:53 < mmcgrath> Anyone have anything they'd like to discuss?
16:54  * mmcgrath twiddles thumbs for a moment :0
16:54 < mmcgrath> Ok, thats it then
16:54 < jima> *crickets chirping*
16:54 -!- mmcgrath changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: Infrastructure -- meeting Closed
16:54 < mmcgrath> Thanks for coming everyone.
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16:55 < paulobanon> i would like to say that func is functastic!
16:55 < mmcgrath> paulobanon: maybe you'd like to work with skvidal on the Fedora Infrastructure deployment?
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16:59 < skvidal> paulobanon: I've got a partial description of what I would like to implement
16:59 < skvidal> paulobanon: I'll post it as soon as I feel happy
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