Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/2021-04-28


2021-04-28Edit

Vacations/Important datesEdit

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 01-02 Apr: Dancy out; Dan too!
  • 02-05 Apr: Lars out (Easter; public holiday)
  • 5 Apr: Antoine (Easter)
  • 9 Apr: US staff with reqs
  • 12 Apr: US staff with reqs
  • 14-16 Apr: Brennen out (no network)
  • 22 Apr: Earth Day -- US staff with reqs
  • 23 Apr: dancy out; Dan out; Lars out;Jeena out
  • 3 May: Jeena out
  • 3 May - June 4: Dan out for a month of paternity leave
  • 7 May: Dancy out, Brennen potentially out
  • 13 May: Antoine (Ascension day) (probably take May 14th off as well)
  • 24 May: Antoine (Pentecost)
  • 28 May: US staff with reqs
  • 31 May: Memorial day -- US staff with reqs
  • 15-17 Jun: All Hands
  • 18 Jun: Juneteenth -- US staff with reqs
  • 22-26 Jun: Dancy in the woods
  • 28 Jun: DC Switchover (tentative)

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


  • 15 Mar - wmf.35 - Ahmon + Brennen
  • 22 Mar - wmf.36 - Antoine + Ahmon
  • 29 Mar - wmf.37 - Mukunda + Antoine (Monday is a holiday)
  • 5 Apr - wmf.38 - Dan + Mukunda
  • 12 Apr - wmf.1 - Jeena + Dan
  • 26 Apr - wmf.3 - Lars + Jeena
  • 3 May - wmf.4 - Brennen + Lars (Ahmon to handle day of the 4th)
  • 10 May - wmf.5 - Ahmon + Brennen
  • 17 May - wmf.6 - Antoine + Ahmon
  • 24 May - wmf.7 - Mukunda + Antoine (Friday is a holiday, Monday is holiday in France)
  • 31 May - wmf.8 - Jeena + Mukunda (Monday is a holiday)
  • 7 Jun - wmf.9 - Dan + Jeena
  • 14 Jun - No train (WMF All-Hands)
  • 21 Jun - wmf.11 - …
  • 28 Jun - wmf.12 - …
  • 5 Jul - No train (WMF holiday)
  • 12 Jul - wmf.14 - …
  • 19 Jul - wmf.15 - …
  • 26 Jul - wmf.16 - …
  • 2 Aug - wmf.17 - …
  • 9 Aug - wmf.18 - …
  • 16 Aug - wmf.19 - …
  • 23 Aug - wmf.20 - …
  • 30 Aug - wmf.21 - …
  • 6 Sep - wmf.22 - …
  • 13 Sep - wmf.23 - …
  • 20 Sep - wmf.1 - …
  • 27 Sep - wmf.2 - …

StatusEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Roles#Train_Conductor
  • Wednesday at 15:20 UTC: train blocked at group0, seemingly due to a type error in PHP

SoSEdit

  • 2021-02-24: Thcipriani
  • 2021-03-24: James
  • 2021-03-31: Thcipriani
  • 2021-04-07: …

OutgoingEdit

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Thank Yous
    • dancy: James F. for code reviews, helping me get work done.
  • Updates:


CalloutsEdit

IncomingEdit

Team BusinessEdit

Incoming/Needs attentionEdit


Book club/Lunch and LearnEdit

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - Apr '21 editionEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Scap 3.17.1 tagged
  • There's GitLab Ansible code that seems to work

Standup!Edit

AhmonEdit

  • Updates:
    • Removing intermediate hypervisor from train-dev
      • Investigating feasibility of using LXC
    • Pending: Send notification when security patch fails to apply during MW container image build
    • Scap 3.17.1 partially deployed
  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:

AntoineEdit

  • Updates:
    • Back. Backlog of mail groomed
    • Polishing Gerrit plugin build and upgrade doc. Intend to pair the next upgrade
  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:

BrennenEdit

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
    • Probably dev-images stuff
  • Updates:
    • GitLab stuff:
      • Backups
      • Trying out Ansible stuff from S&F
      • An interview and related discussions for serviceops role
    • Bit of dev-images work
    • Attending backport training as usual

DanEdit

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Adding `notify` support to pipelinelib at pipeline/stage level to support notifying Security Team of MW security patch failure during image build (what Ahmon said)
      • Hit a CPS exception yesterday :/ Will debug today

JeenaEdit

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
    • mw-cli work
      • Setting up system tests for MW-CLI
      • Making some updates to mw-cli
      • Reviewing mw-cli patches
  • Updates:
    • Doing some train things
    • Fixing Xdebug in dev images with Brennen
    • Planning for "preview environment" \o/
    • mw-on-k8s meetings
    • PET expedition
    • Release meeting

LarsEdit

  • Blocked by:
    • train brain
  • Blocking:
    • progress
  • Updates:
    • mainly doing train
    • train not catastrophic
    • reviewed several train-dev patches from Ahmon today
      • small, simple, obvious patches are a joy to review

MukundaEdit

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Working on: Analyzing dev satisfaction survey
    • Data³ Metrics
    • Learning pandas...


TylerEdit

  • Blocked by:
    • Nothing!!!!!!
  • Blocking:
    • ???
  • Updates:
    • Deployment training
    • Betterworks