Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20170123


Vacations/Important datesEdit
How to do it
  • Jan 26-27: Chad, maybe
  • February 20: President's Day
  • March 13: Monthly day off
  • April 14: Monthly day off

Team BusinessEdit

Time spent spreadsheetEdit

Rotating positions and absencesEdit

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:

Jan 23 and Jan 30Edit

  • Train: Mukunda
  • SoS: Dan
  • Out:
    • Chad: 1/26-27, maybe

Feb 6 and Feb 13Edit

Actions from last meetingEdit

  • Greg: reply to martin

Scrum of ScrumsEdit
Blocked on us:

This weekEdit

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • scap 3.5 planned for this week

Last weekEdit

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • Train/deploys back to normal

Other Team BusinessEdit

Volunteer deployers ?Edit

Mid-year check-inEdit

  • Next week...

Quarterly ReviewEdit

Annual PlanningEdit

Q3 goal/project check-inEdit

Continuous Integration Infrastructure modernizationEdit

Gather requirements for new CI system - task T153270
  • Tyler will schedule stalk people
    • Status?
  • Want a preliminary meeting with dan/hashar to get on same page before bringing in others (had a brief one with dan)
    • Tuesday 9am-9:30am pst?
  • ^ works for marko and giuseppe (other folks targetted for meeting); cuts it close for hashar
  • purpose: preliminary requirements, scope, initial POC targets
  • short: 30mins
  • There is a workboard now:
    • Just getting started

Migrate MediaWiki deploys to scap3 (part 2 — This time, it's personal; A.K.A Scappy Strikes Back)Edit

Build fanout support in scap3Edit

3.5.0 -- this week! On beta



  • sync-dir and sync-file are now the same command
    • sync-dir is deprecated
  • l10n-purge is no longer a command
  • Flatten the deployment directory into a single git repository (prep for git sync)
    • /srv/mediawiki-staging is many git repos
    • /srv/medaiwiki is one git repo
  • Canaries now use explicit service for (checks fatals too)
  • old proxies and canaries (not in mw-installation) ignored
  • Fix for git-cache-info (sha1 regex)


  • (no message) -> (no justification)
  • Improved rollback behavior
    • all groups rolled back
    • per group and global failure limit
    • skip rollback where host failed due to ssh


  • optional fancy progress bar
  • improved cowsay compatibility for scap say


Re-evaluate and improve search functionality in Phabricator - task T146843
  • Making good progress on ElasticSearch query optimization. I have a working prototype and I hope to deploy that this week for testing.

Non-Quarterly goal workEdit

Browser testsEdit

  • T155640 selenium-Core Jenkins job failing
    • fixed
  • T155794 Browser test Jenkins videos are corrupt
    • low prio
  • T139740 Port Selenium tests from Ruby to Node.js
    • looked into credential storage libraries

Beta ClusterEdit

People status updatesEdit


Last weekEdit

This weekEdit


Last weekEdit

Train, multiversion cleanups, scap, gerrit

This weekEdit


Last weekEdit

This weekEdit


Last weekEdit

QA Interview prep (question, people), Incident Review, Wramp-up cont...

This weekEdit

Identify first pass interviewees and schedule interviews, build knowledge re CI now and future, build knowledge of current QA/Test processes.


Last weekEdit

  • Phabricator Phabricator Phabricator
  • Optimized Phabricator's ElasticSearch query builder.

This weekEdit

  • Deployment train, 1.29.0-wmf.9 / T154683
  • Deploy ~2 months worth of phabricator updates.


Last weekEdit

  • Scap 3.5.0
  • Setup some kind of requirements gather meeting for CI thangs.

This weekEdit

  • scap 3.5.0
  • Future of CI prep stuffs
  • Git fat deployment?
  • would like to poke at some puppet updates: scap/ci-staging


Last weekEdit

  • jet lag
  • T155640 selenium-Core Jenkins job failing
  • T155794 Browser test Jenkins videos are corrupt

This weekEdit

  • T139740 Port Selenium tests from Ruby to Node.js
  • T152963 Increase in failures caused by Saucelabs
  • T152432 Make it possible to execute tests as a specific (new) MediaWiki user on beta cluster