Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/2021-01-05

Vacations/Important datesEdit

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 6 Jan: All Tech monthly meeting
  • 7 Jan: All Staff monthly meeting
  • 15 Jan: Wikipedia’s Birthday
  • 18 Jan: Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- US staff with reqs
  • 20 Jan: Dan Out
  • 15 Feb: Presidents' Day -- US staff with reqs
  • 29 Mar: US staff with reqs
  • 12 Apr: US staff with reqs
  • 22 Apr: Earth Day -- US staff with reqs

TrainEdit

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/s3KW8bpsXhYF/#R
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Important_dates


  • 16 Nov - wmf.18 - Ahmon + Antoine
  • 23 Nov - wmf.19 - No Train - Thanksgiving Thurs/Fri https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T263185
  • 30 Nov - wmf.20 - Antoine + Mukunda
  • 7 Dec - wmf.21 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 14 Dec - wmf.22 - Dan + Jeena
  • 21 Dec - wmf.23 - No Train
  • 28 Dec - wmf.24 - No Train
  • 4 Jan - wmf.25 - Jeena + Lars Antoine
    • NB: Lars is only back from holiday on Thursday Jan 7
  • 11 Jan - wmf.26 - Lars + Jeena
  • 18 Jan - wmf.27 - Brennen + Lars (Monday is a holiday)
  • 25 Jan - wmf.28 - Ahmon + Brennen
  • 1 Feb - wmf.29 - Antoine + Ahmon
  • 8 Feb - wmf.30 - Mukunda + Antoine
  • 15 Feb - wmf.31 - Dan + Mukunda (Monday is a holiday)

StatusEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Roles#Train_Conductor

SoSEdit

  • 2019-08-14 onwards: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/
  • 2020-08-26 onwards: Deb is in charge/SoS is async
  • 2020-11-25: Brennen
  • 2020-12-02: Ahmon
  • 2020-12-09: Tyler
  • 2020-12-16: Antoine
  • 2021-01-06: Tyler

OutgoingEdit

CalloutsEdit

IncomingEdit

Team BusinessEdit

Incoming/Needs attentionEdit

Book club/Lunch and LearnEdit

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - Dec '20 editionEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Scap 3.16.0 released and deployed
  • Dropped scap plugins from mw-config
  • unconditional restart on deploy for opcache corruption deployed
  • https://doc-stage.wmcloud.org/ , staging area for doc.wikimedia.org. Next prod then update related docs.
  •   Scap source formatted with Black now
  • Runnable runbook blog

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - Jan '21 editionEdit

Standup!Edit

AhmonEdit

  • Blocked by:
    • nada
  • Blocking:
    • nothing that I know of
  • Updates:
    • Packaging multiversion MW into containers
  • Best thing
    • Relaxing holiday
  • Worst thing
    • N/A

AntoineEdit

  • Blocked by:
    •  
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Found *cause* of memory leak in Gerrit
      • Lowering session expiry?
      • These are stored in the h2 db/cache
      • Possibly related to the losing sessions on restart
    • TLDR: do restart Gerrit every 4/5 weeks.
  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

BrennenEdit

  • Blocked by:
    • Nothin'
  • Blocking:
    • Somebody, probably - need to finish dig through Gerrit / phab mail
  • Updates:
    • Tried out GitLab helm chart on GKE yesterday: https://gitlab.lostsnail.com/
    • ...also on k3s, which didn't work for resource constraint reasons, but probably would
  • Best thing
    • So much time not computering
  • Worst thing
    • What was I doing again


DanEdit

  • Blocked by:
    • Nothing at the moment
  • Blocking:
    • Nothing that I know of
  • Updates:
    • No updates. Trying to recalibrate after the break.
  • Best thing
    • Lots of great time with the family and time to work on my workbench.
  • Worst thing

JeenaEdit

  • Blocked by:
    •  
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Train
  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

LarsEdit

  • Blocked by:
    •  
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
  • Best thing
  • Worst thing


MukundaEdit

  • Blocked by:
    •  
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Moving slowly after a long break.
    • Did some goofing off with kubernetes in 1:1 with Brennen yesterday. We mostly deployed gitlab to k3s but never got it 100% functional.
  • Best thing
    • Stayed mostly offline for two weeks, yay.
  • Worst thing
    • Not feeling terribly productive so far this year.


TylerEdit