Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20181015

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2018-10-15[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • Beginning October - Mid october, Antoine to take off some weeks/days/part time (October 1-14 according to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/E40)
  • October 21-28 - Greg in Portland for TechConf+TechMgrs F2F
  • November 1 (Thursday) - Holiday (All Saints' Day - Željko)
  • November 12th - Holiday (Veteran's Day, Observed)
  • November 22+23 - Holidays (Thanksgiving)
  • November 25-december 2nd: Mukunda vacation (in California ahead of the offsite)
  • Week of December 3rd - Team offsite
  • December 24-28 - Holidays (Christmas)

Rotating positions[edit]

Train[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/?project=PHID-PROJ-fmcvjrkfvvzz3gxavs3a&statuses=open%28%29&group=none&order=newest#R
  • Oct 08 - wmf.25 - Dan (No train due to DC switchover)
  • Oct 15 - wmf.26 - Mukunda <---- (last 1.32 wmf.XX release, 1.33 starts the next week)
  • Oct 22 - wmf.1 - Mukunda (warning, TechConf happening, ping Greg if you need responses from anyone there...)
  • Oct 29 - wmf.2 - Tyler
  • Nov 05 - wmf.3 - Tyler
  • Nov 12 - wmf.4 - Antoine
  • Nov 19 - wmf.5 - No Train (Thanksgiving)
  • Nov 26 - wmf.6 - Antoine
  • Dec 03 - wmf.7 - No Train (Offsite)
  • Dec 10 - wmf.8 - Zeljko
  • Dec 17 - wmf.9 - Zeljko
  • Dec 24 - wmf.10 - No Train (Holiday break)
  • Dec 31 - wmf.11 - No Train (Holiday break)
  • Jan 07 - wmf.12 - Dan
  • Jan 14 - wmf.13 - Dan
  • Jan 21 - wmf.14 - Mukunda
  • Jan 28 - wmf.15 - No Train (All Hands)
  • Feb 04 - wmf.16 - Mukunda
  • Feb 11 - wmf.17 - Tyler
  • Feb 18 - wmf.18 - Tyler
  • Feb 25 - wmf.19 - Antoine


SoS[edit]

  • Oct 10 - Zeljko
  • Oct 17 - Zeljko <----
  • Oct 24 - Zeljko
  • Oct 31 - Zeljko
  • Nov 07 - Zeljko
  • Nov 14 - Zeljko
  • Nov 21 - Zeljko
  • Nov 28 - Zeljko
  • Dec 05 - Zeljko
  • Dec 12 - Zeljko
  • Dec 19 - Zeljko
  • Dec 26 - Zeljko
  • Jan 02 - Zeljko
  • Jan 09 - Zeljko
  • Jan 16 - Zeljko
  • Jan 23 - Zeljko
  • Jan 30 - Zeljko
  • Feb 06 - Zeljko
  • Feb 13 - Zeljko
  • Feb 20 - Zeljko
  • Feb 27 - Zeljko

Team Business[edit]

Hiring[edit]

"all candidates are good at being them" - Greg

First Offsite[edit]

Details:

  • Week of December 3rd
  • At the Queen Mary hotel in Long Beach
  • Deb T will be facilitating

Topics!

Needs attention[edit]


Scrum of Scrums[edit]

Greg to copy to etherpad after meeting: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Scrum-of-Scrums

Release Engineering[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • (MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown) T207288 Text in the Sidebar does no longer show the message text, only the message name
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Interviewing on-going for our Developer Productivity position: https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/1225258?gh_src=f15731e11
    • Train Health:
      • Last week: no train, datacenter switchover T191071 1.32.0-wmf.25 deployment blockers
      • This week: the last 1.32 release T191072 1.32.0-wmf.26 deployment blockers
        • Still open/blocking: T207288 Text in the Sidebar does no longer show the message text, only the message name (MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown)
        • Resolved: T207220 AFComputedVariable.php: Argument to getLinksFromDB() must be an instance of Article - the cause has been identified and reverted.
      • Next week: 1.33 starts the next week - T191072 1.32.0-wmf.26 deployment blockers
    • Log Health:
      • T204871 Deployments of MediaWiki with scap cause a spam of "web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out"
    • Code Health:
      • Metrics group meets weekly
      • T207046 Code health metrics spike

Callouts[edit]

  • Release Engineering
    • Train blocked: (MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown) T207288 Text in the Sidebar does no longer show the message text, only the message name

Train status and happenings[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Roles#Train_Conductor
  • no train last week

Quaterly Goals for Q2[edit]

TEC1 (Maint): Outcome 1 / Output 1.1[edit]

GOAL: Determine the procedure and requirements for an automated MediaWiki branch cut.
WHO: Mukunda, Tyler, Antoine
  • No update this week
  • Need to decide where to keep JJB/whether or not to use JJB
  • TODO: thcipriani to create task to discuss with relevant folks


TEC3 (Pipeline): Outcome 1 / Output 1.2[edit]

GOAL: Formalize the collection of CI infrastructure and tooling metrics
WHO: Dan, Antoine


TEC3 (Pipeline): Outcome 2 / Output 2.3[edit]

GOAL: Develop set of metrics to assess incident reports/post mortems - task T206622
WHO: Greg, Zeljko
  • nothing this week


TEC3 (Pipeline): Outcome 3 / Output 3.1[edit]

GOALS:
Adopt more services into Deployment pipeline - task T205919
Migrate graphoid to the Deployment pipeline
Deploy zotero v2 to the Deployment pipeline
Deploy blubberoid
WHO: Dan, Tyler, Lars
  • Zotero v2 blocked on the new release of blubber: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T206766
    • Alexandros said he'd look at it this week
    • Pairing with Lars to get it setup...maybe?
    • thcipriani: will schedule pairing session for CD pipeline setup for zotero v2 on Friday


TEC12 (DevProd): Outcome 2 / Output 2.1[edit]

GOAL: The Annual Developer Productivity Survey results are synthesized and shared, creating a first year baseline.
WHO: Mukunda, Greg
  • Legal wants to know about mailing lists and annonymized results.
    • Greg: please respond to the email to confirm that I've got the details correct.
    • subject: Developer Productivity Survey - Privacy Statement Request


TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 1 / Output 1.1[edit]

GOAL: Update/refresh review queue (review process for initial code deployment)
WHO: JR
  • task breakdown activities


TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 2 / Output 2.2[edit]

GOAL: 5 of the 15 prioritized repositories have at least 1 end-to-end test - task T206621
WHO: Zeljko
  • no activity last week

TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 2 / Output 2.3[edit]

GOAL: Assess Platform unit test practices and define improvement plan
WHO: JR, Core Platform Team
  • no activity

TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 3 / Output 3.2[edit]

GOAL: Core Platform and Search Platform teams are using TDM PoC
WHO: JR, Core Platform Team
  • no activity


TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 3 / Output 3.4[edit]

GOALs:
Identify key Tech Debt areas
Put in place Tech Debt management process for PEP
WHO: JR, Core Platform Team
  • no activity


TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 4 / Output 4.1[edit]

GOAL: Metrics defined and deployed for all 4 Code Health areas.
WHO: JR, Code Health Metrics Working Group
  • no meeting last week
  • WG members made some progress async
    • sharing information about various tool.
    • updated tasks with more core metric candidates

Other work[edit]

Selenium[edit]

  • T206640 selenium-daily-beta-Popups CI job failing - will debug

Gerrit[edit]


Phabricator[edit]

  • Need to get phab1002 ready with Daniel


Jenkins[edit]

QA[edit]

SCAP[edit]

Still investigation: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T121597#4652873

    • "probably not scap", maybe eval.php or some with stderr


Standup![edit]

Antoine[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • I am 40 on this October 15th (It is also my 16th wikipedia birthday)
      • 7 year hire-anniversay on Wednesday, too :)
    • Doc about overhauling MediaWiki testing
    • Get back to phasing out Nodepool (really the vast bulk of it is done)
    • (done) Formally meet/chat with Lars
  • What I'm blocked on
    • (done) 700+ emails to triage
  • Other?
    • More wall painting

Dan[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • Finish up Blubberoid Swagger spec
    • Get back on integration-prometheus now that CI is stable
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Greg[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • Get back to Petaluma on Tuesday night
    • respond to legal re survey -- done
    • lots of last minute TechConf planning work
    • Quarterly Reviews tomorrow
    • probably some follow-up on l10nupdate, probably
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Jean-Rene[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • interviews
    • QCI prep/prez
    • QA strategy stuff
    • Update/refresh review queue
    • Metrics WG task creation/breakdown
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Lars[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • Learn how the deployment pipeline currently works. IIUC it deployes one microservice to Kubernetes fow now.
    • Also how it's meant to work.
    • Find and review any documentation relvant to this.
  • What I'm blocked on
    • Lost on a sea of accounts and services.
  • Other?


Mukunda[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • Train
    • More troubleshooting of the scap pre-deploy fatal check.
    • Dev Productivity survey
    • Developer productivity interviews at 9:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday
  • What I'm blocked on
    • Legal: need privacy statement
  • Other?


Tyler[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • pairing on Zotero v2 pipeline
    • probable gerrit upgrade this week
    • further troubleshooting of scap initial check
    • Carry over from last week
      • Releases-jenkins icinga stuff
      • Moar keyholder review
      • Docs for ORES github sync problem (with heavy disclaimer)
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Zeljko[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?
    • T207018 RuntimeError: scap failed: average error rate on 4/11 canaries increased by 10x


Grooming[edit]

Team Kanban Board Review and Triage[edit]


Once / month-ish review of backlog(s)[edit]


Kanban stats[edit]

Burnup chart