Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20151214

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2015-12-14[edit]

Vacations/Confs/etc[edit]

How to do it: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Time_off

  • Dec 14-Jan 1: Greg - vacation (3 weeks, will be checking email)
  • Dec 14: Mukunda sick
  • Dec 22-29: Chad - Christmas (will be reachable by e-mail, will have laptop in case of emergencies)
  • Dec 23–25: Tyler — Hopeful, probable, Christmas in Kansas!
  • Dec 24-Jan 3: Dan - Holidays
  • Dec 24-30: Antoine - Holidays (bringing laptop - ring phone as needed)
  • Dec 24: mukunda - holiday
  • Dec 25: US HOLIDAY - Christmas Day - December 25
  • Dec 28: mukunda - holiday
  • Dec 31: mukunda - holiday
  • Dec 24-25: Željko - holidays
  • Dec 31-Jan 1: Željko - holidays
  • Jan 1: US HOLIDAY - New Year's Day
  • Jan 4 - 8: WikiDev16 + All Hands
  • Jan 16-18: Chad - another music festival
  • Jan 18: US HOLIDAY - Martin Luther King Day
  • Feb 15: US HOLIDAY - President's Day
  • May 17-(?): Dan - paternity leave :D
    • PO Box for pastries? - Antoine
  • May 30: US HOLIDAY - Memorial Day
  • June-ish: Chad - EDC
  • August: France holiday - because french. :)


Team Business[edit]

Actions from last meeting[edit]

  • TODO - No One Yet: investigate carbon aggregation of stats >1 month old behavior
    • ACTION: Antoine to create a task


WIkiDev16[edit]


Other[edit]

Q3 Goals[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Goals/201516Q3
  • Goals timeline:
    • December 3: Group goal scoped and drafted on mediawiki.org for Technology team.
    • December 10: Group goal + all individual team *drafts completed* on mediawiki.org; discuss at Infra+Tech group and identify dependencies.
    • December 17: individual team goals + group goal *finalized* on mediawiki.org; discuss at Monthly Eng Staff.
  • "Migrate Jenkins to Jessie"
    • Needs a task for it (please add to the wiki page)
    • committment from those in our team who will help
  • Dan will be in the Technology Group meetings and can communicate anything needed to/from them re-goals (or anything else)

KPIs[edit]

https://grafana.wikimedia.org/dashboard/db/releng-kpis

New vs Maint time spent[edit]

#together[edit]


Scrum of Scrums[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/64/
Blocked on us: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/h7YTCBTJsepS/#R


Project Updates[edit]

CI Scaling[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/1010/
Quarterly Goal: "CI cluster responds to spike in queued builds by starting and registering additional jenkins slaves" - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T111106
  • TMPDIR can not be deleted by jenkins-deploy user because they are owned by www-data


Deployment Tooling / Scap3[edit]

Main: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/349/
Scap3: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/1449/
Quarterly Goal: "Migrate all Service team owned services and MW deploys to scap3" - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T109926
  • Working with Marko to try to update service::node, deploy for lots of services
  • restructuring continues
  • Scap context patch https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/D70 is ready for final review, no longer a WIP


Diff[usion|erential] migration[edit]

https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/diffuerential-weekly
Gitblit-Deprecate: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/46/
Quarterly Goal: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T111465
Gerrit-Migration: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/9/
  • gitblit redirection in progress, couple more patches in flight.

Other Work[edit]

  • Experimented with Appium support in MW-Selenium a little bit
    • Slow as hell but works

Precise phase out[edit]

  • "Migrate Jenkins to Jessie"
    • Needs a task for it (please add to the wiki page)
    • committment from those in our team who will help
  • vary between PHP Versions. Required to migrate Jenkins jobs to Jessie/Nodepool
    • 5.3 (old mw)
    • 5.5
    • HHVM
  • When Zend is out of prod, no more need to run Zend jobs in CI for wmf branches \O/
  • almost finished with migration of repositories to mediawiki_selenium 1.x (T94083), the only one left is CirrusSearch (T99653)
    • Need Android back for VE, tag a new mediawiki_selenium and bump VE?