Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20191009

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2019-10-09[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • October 8: Željko holiday (Independence Day)
  • October 11: Željko conference (https://2019.webcampzg.org/ )
  • October 14 (Indigenous Peoples' Day): US Staff
  • October 25–26: James at WikidataCon 2019 in Berlin
  • November 11  (Veterans' Day): US Staff
  • November 12–15: TechConf19
  • November 16–20: Offsite
  • November 21-30: Jeena 
  • November 25-29: Dan
  • November 28–29 (Thanksgiving): US Staff
  • December 1-2: Jeena
  • December 6: Lars (Finnish Independence Day)
  • December 25–31 (Christmas): US Staff
  • December 25–26: Lars, Christmas
  • 1 January (New Year's Day): US Staff, Lars
  • 20 January (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): US Staff

Rotating positions[edit]

Train[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/s3KW8bpsXhYF/#R


  • Jun 24 - wmf.11 - Jeena (with Mukunda)
  • Jul  1 - wmf.12 - No Train (Fourth of July)
  • Jul  8 - wmf.13 - Jeena
  • Jul 15 - wmf.14 - Lars (with Antoine)
  • Jul 22 - wmf.15 - Lars
  • Jul 29 - wmf.16 - Brennen (with Tyler)
  • Aug  5 - wmf.17 - Brennen
  • Aug 12 - wmf.18 - No Train (Wikimania)
  • Aug 19 - wmf.19 - Zeljko 😱
  • Aug 26 - wmf.20 - Zeljko 😭
  • Sep  2 - wmf.21 - Antoine
  • Sep  9 - wmf.22 - Antoine
  • Sep 16 - wmf.23 - Mukunda
  • Sep 23 - wmf.24 - Mukunda
  • Sep 30 - wmf.25 - Tyler Dan
  •   7 Oct - 1.35.0-wmf.1 - Tyler Dan
  • 17 Oct - wmf.2  - Jeena + Lars
  • 21 Oct - wmf.3  - Lars + Brennen
  • 28 Oct - wmf.4  - Brennen + Mukunda
  •   4 Nov - wmf.5  - Mukunda + Antoine
  • 11 Nov - wmf.6  - No Train (Tech conf)
  • 18 Nov - wmf.7  - No Train (Off site)
  • 25 Nov - wmf.8  - Antoine + Jeena (Thanksgiving)
  •   2 Dec - wmf.9  - 
  •   9 Dec - wmf.10 - 
  • 16 Dec - wmf.11 - 
  • 23 Dec - wmf.12 - No Train (Winterval)
  • 30 Dec - wmf.13 - No Train (Still Winterval)
  •   6 Jan - wmf.14 - 
  • 13 Jan - wmf.15 - 

TODO thcipriani to figure out thanksgiving wit hfolks

    • antoine ok for thursday, can cut branch/sec patch on tuesday. Rest depend on jetlag of doom :-\

SoS[edit]

  • Aug 14 onward: Zeljko
    • SoS on 2019-10-09 is at the same time as Tech All Hands

Team Business[edit]

Timespent spreadsheet[edit]

For the avoidance of doubt: fill out the sheet week number for the previous week
Ping Antoine, Brennen, Greg, Jeena, Lars


Clinic Duty Proposal[edit]

November Offsite/Summit[edit]

Book club[edit]

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - September '19 edition[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Scap 3.12.1-1 released/deployed
  • Refactored Zuul layout to use per-branch pipelines
  • quibble -c Lets you run arbitrary code against a working MediaWiki install
  • The phabricator "Report Error Code" form (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/task/edit/form/46/ ) has been updated with separate fields for the stack trace and error code/request id.
  • T232608 Delete selenium-daily-beta-EXTENSION Jenkins jobs that are broken more than 30 days
  • Write cached config to JSON as well as serialised PHP https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/operations/mediawiki-config/+/533592/ (first step towards a saner config)
  • MediaWiki PHP support target modernised from 7.0+ to 7.2+ for 1.34 onwards. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T228342
  • Quibble 0.0.35 release
  • 1.34.0-wmf.24 branch cut was done /mostly/ with branch.py instead of make-wmf-branch.php (some small bugs remain to work out but it's very close)
  • Creating accounts was broken on beta cluster since 2019-09-08. It was fixed today (2019-09-25). https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T232796
  • Phatality extension for Kibana deployed to production and used for reporting production errors into Phabricator.
  • Train blocker tasks created for 1.35.0-wmf.1—1.35.0-wmf.25
  • Dev images are now automatically created as part of postmerge via the pipeline for MediaWiki

September copied to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments#September as of 2019-10-09 17:16 UTC

October[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

Scrum of Scrums for next week[edit]

Internal team notes, not for pasting into the SoS notes[edit]

Incoming from last week (aka this morning)[edit]

Outgoing next week[edit]

Callouts[edit]

Train status and happenings[edit]

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

OKRs, Goals, Betterworks, Oh my![edit]

Standup![edit]

Antoine[edit]

  • What I planned vs did last week
    • Tech conf sessions reviews. Gotta lead one or even two of them?
    • Did Quibble reviews and a few faulty releases :-\
    • Fall into a Gerrit trap
    • Bitergia bot taking too much Gerrit resources, to be relocated to gerrit-replica (might have been done already)
  • What I plan to do this week
  • What I'm blocked on
    • Some cloudvirt are too slow (T225713 / T223971), needs BIOS change. 
    • contint1001 has lot of dangling Docker images. Cleaned 47GBytes of them today (Oct 9th)
    • For Gerrit we need a JMX Prometheus exporter to monitor the JVM https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T184086
  • Other?


Brennen[edit]

  • What I planned vs did last week
  • What I plan to do this week
    • Merge deployment-charts/mediawiki-dev
    • OKRs / Betterworks
    • GPG
    • Dev environment hackery
    • Input/voting on tech conf sessions
    • Familiarize myself with Seakeeper proposal
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?
    • Closing on house tomorrow at 10:30am local, out for a bit


Dan[edit]


Greg[edit]

  • What I planned vs did last week
    • TechConf - mostly on track
  • What I plan to do this week
    • OKRs
    • TechConf scheduling
      • Please do review sessions and provide input
      • Also, see the emails I sent to the releng@ list about these, seeking session leads
      • Pipeline
      • CI futures
    • Airtable sense-making (probably will be back-burnered)
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


James[edit]


Jean-Rene[edit]

  • What I planned vs did last week
  • What I plan to do this week
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Jeena[edit]

  • What I planned vs did last week
    • Yes Done make example of deployment charts template problem for Alexandros
    • In progress In progress OKR writing
    • Yes Done local dev meeting & prep
    • Yes Done Work with Brennen to get parsoid image built in CI. In progress In progress Same for restbase? Good question.
    • N Not done Explore what's needed for new php parsoid service in terms of local-charts/deployment-charts
    • Yes Done Reading for book club
    • mediawiki image benchmarking
  • What I plan to do this week
    • meetings
    • timespent spreadsheet
    • Explore what's needed for new php parsoid service in terms of local-charts/deployment-charts
    • OKRs
    • work with zeljko on getting local-charts running
    • book club
    • tech conf voting
    • look at seakeeper proposal
    • work on some other local dev poc
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Lars[edit]

  • What I planned vs did last week
    • N Not done Seek feedback on v3 of CI arch doc.
    • N Not done Set up Argo in a K8s cluster somewhere.
    • N Not done Update engprod list on PGP keysigning at offsite.
    • N Not done Read the book club article. Let subconsicous start work on it.
    • Got over my K8s issue, helped by Jeena.
    • Gave a PGP basics tutorial, helped dvpita to generate key.
  • What I plan to do this week
    • Seek feedback on v3 of CI arch doc, after minor updates.
    • Set up Argo in a K8s cluster somewhere.
    • Update engprod list on PGP keysigning at offsite.
    • Book club.
    • Talk with people going to TechConf about new CI.
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?
    • not being well this week
    • away Thursday evening Finnish time for Rust meetup




Mukunda[edit]

  • What I planned vs did last week
    • Yes Done Branch REL1_34 with Dan
    • Yes Done Work on branch.py (monthly achievements!)
    • N Not done Phabricator Deploy
    • N Not done Work on getting phabricator to notify you when attempting to submit a duplicate phatality report.
  • What I plan to do this week
    • Phatality Deployment
    • Phabricator Deployment
    • Work on Phabricator migrations and disaster recovery stuff
    • Come up with some topics for the focused patch triage (action item for code review working group)
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Tyler[edit]

  • What I planned vs did last week
    • Yes Done Leveling
    • Yes Done OKRs
  • What I plan to do this week
    • connect with SRE re New CI
    • Set date for Gerrit move to new server
    • OKR...fiddling
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Zeljko[edit]

  • What I planned vs did last week
    • Yes Done T213268 Upgrade webdriverio to version 5 in mediawiki/core - by Timo, I was a reviewer
    • In progress In progress T234002 Make MediaWiki Wdio tests less slow (Sept 2019)
    • In progress In progress T199113 All repositories with Selenium tests should use wdio-mediawiki
    • Yes Done T234311 Fix and restore daily browser tests for TwoColConflict
    • N Not done T232638 Add accessibility check for Homepage
  • What I plan to do this week
    • Stare at SafeGuard Letter. For hours. Then, sign it.
    • T199113 All repositories with Selenium tests should use wdio-mediawiki
    • T234610 ERROR webdriver: Request failed due to Error: session not created: Chrome version must be between 70 and 73
    • T232638 Add accessibility check for Homepage
    • T234085 WMTC19: Themes/Focus Areas Proposals
      • T234088 Theme: Testing
        • T234635 Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019 Session: System level testing: patterns and anti-patterns with Selenium
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?
    • Not blocked but stuck: T233960 Error: error installing: the server could not find the requested resource
    • At a local conference on Friday
    • Running a half maratnon on Sunday. I've run several, but the last one was 12 years ago.