Disk Space Issues - cvs-int/build hosts - (includes general note on Nagios Disk notifications)

Nigel Jones dev at nigelj.com
Tue May 13 13:25:11 UTC 2008

Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 00:39 +1200, Nigel Jones wrote:
>> Jeremy Katz wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 23:55 +1200, Nigel Jones wrote:
>>>> Anyway, what this means, is that when nagios has been complaining about 
>>>> cvs-int recently, in particular the fact that /git has reached WARNING.  
>>>> After a bit of hunting around, I found /repo/pkgs using 168GiB of the 
>>>> 192GiB available, which is understandable, Fedora has got huge.
>>>> Problem here, is that there are a LOT of old tarballs in that folder, 
>>>> which leaves me wondering if we should do a spring clean ~1 mo after 
>>>> release.
>>> We can't do this.  We need to keep the tarballs for packages which were
>>> released (in any form, be it rawhide, an update, or the actual release
>>> -- and probably even updates-testing) for 3 years to comply with the
>>> terms of the GPL.
>>> Not to mention that removing them would break any ability to go back and
>>> try to bisect or find the source of a problem in an automated fashion.
>>> And yes, I've actually had to go back to ancient history to do so in the
>>> past with some packages :-/
>> We were just discussing this on #fedora-admin, the other alternative 
>> would be (as I mentioned) move them to some sort of publically available 
>> archive storage setup, with the Makefile pointing towards that instead 
>> of where we normally point.
> If we're going to do that, we might as well use that for the tarball
> repo always and not have it special cased for old vs not.  At which
> point, the "easy" answer is just to nfs mount that storage
> as /repo/pkgs :)
> In fact, maybe that is the easy answer -- maybe we should just allocate
> some of the space off of nfs1.  We're at below 200G of usage
> for /repo/pkgs -- if we allocated half a terabyte, it wouldn't be that
> big of a hit to what's available to koji and it would give us quite a
> bit of room to grow for /repo/pkgs.
You know, that's quite sane and I really like that idea. :)

- Nigel

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