Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20191023

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2019-10-23[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 24–27: James at WikidataCon 2019 in Berlin
  • November 1 (All Saints' Day): Željko holiday
  • November 8–10: WikiCon North America (James)
  • 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, Željko, Christmas
  • 1 January (New Year's Day): US Staff, Lars, Željko
  • 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


  • 14 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 - TBD
  • 9 Dec - wmf.10 - TBD
  • 16 Dec - wmf.11 - TBD
  • 23 Dec - wmf.12 - No Train or any other deploys (Winterval)
  • 30 Dec - wmf.13 - No Train or any other deploys (Still Winterval)
  • 6 Jan - wmf.14 - TBD
  • 13 Jan - wmf.15 - TBD

SoS[edit]

  • Aug 14 onward: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/

Team Business[edit]

Timespent spreadsheet[edit]

For the avoidance of doubt: fill out the sheet week number for the previous week

Clinic Duty Proposal[edit]

November Offsite/Summit[edit]

Book club[edit]

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

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!

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


Standup![edit]

Antoine[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Paired git fixage with Tyler for hmm lot of hours. Pair programming bash over Google Meet is a great experience.
    • For Wikibase.git : extracted Selenium to a standalone jobs ( https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T232759 )
    • Quibble 0.0.39 for mediawiki/tools/api-testing (very cool project)
  • Worst thing
  • What I planned vs did
    • Switch integration/config to use jenkins-job-builder from pypi instead of our git repo
    • PostBuildScript jenkins plugin upgrade prepared
    • Nerd snipped on some weird logstash index fields limit https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T234564
  • Unplannned
    • Gerrit post migration magic (thank you Tyler!) (thcipriani: thank you!)

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • TechConf preparation with Kosta / WMDE-Fisch
  • Blockers
    • WMCS blocked: they need CI for a golang projects https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T236203 (dduvall: we have a docker-pkg-built golang base image; see blubber's .pipeline/blubber.yaml)
    • php-xdebug needs upgrade (slows down phpunit coverage report)

Other[edit]

Brennen[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Pairing in general, messing with sshecret.
  • Worst thing
    • Moments of panic about logs prior to deploy.
  • What I planned vs did
    • Yes Done Make sure local-charts install script works on buster
    • Yes Done Further TechConf input, CI session planning
    • In progress In progress Train pairing
  • Unplannned
    • Some time investigating broken mediawiki/core dev images
    • Some time investigating toollabs to restart dockerregistry

This week[edit]

Other[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Diagramming Seakeeper subsystems
  • Worst thing
    • Fixing janky Jenkins reports
      • starting in August, 30-day reports should be accurate
  • What I planned vs did
    • Seakeeper proposal, fleshed out descriptions of CI subsystems for proposed k8s namespaces
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • Seakeeper proposal, gathering capacity/resource utilization stats
  • Blockers

Other[edit]


Greg[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • The TechConf program committee is great to work with, even when we are stressed
  • Worst thing
    • Time constraint on the Tuning Session slide creation (which had knock off effects of figuring out what the hell these OKRs and metrics really are)
    • Effing moving
  • What I planned vs did
    • techconf
    • tuning session
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • tech conf schedule creation (well, version 2.0 of the schedule) and post it
    • engprod logistics setup
  • Blockers
    • time

Other[edit]

  • TechConf office hours happening next week on IRC, email going out shortly announcing them
  • Desire/stretch: create a homepage for Engineering Producitivity somewhere :)


James[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Made progress discussing with Timo way forward for static configuration work; next step is autogenerating dblists from YAML.
  • Worst thing
    • Real jetlag for the first time in a few years. Meh.
  • What I planned vs did
  • Unplannned
    • Renamed "unversioned" PHP (PHP70) images to be explicit
      • Antoine: THANK YOU
    • Helping Analytics put a "stats for this site" link in the site footer T235803

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • WikiDataCon from tomorrow onwards; back in the US next Wednesday.
    • Whatever breaks.
    • YAML/static builds of dblists.
  • Blockers

Other[edit]


Jean-Rene[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
  • What I planned vs did
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
  • Blockers

Other[edit]


Jeena[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • finished restrouter chart...hopefully \o/ \O/ \:D/
  • Worst thing
    • spent time trying to debug Visual Editor not working, unexpectedly there was an error in the browser console
  • What I planned vs did
    • N Not done timespent spreadsheet
    • N Not done work with zeljko on getting local-charts running - Željko: feel free to pospond until you're done with train
    • In progress In progress look at seakeeper proposal
    • Yes Done train
    • Yes Done update restrouter deployment-charts config for dev purposes
  • Unplannned
    • debug broken mw core image

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • tech conf session planning
    • changes to mw core image publish pipeline to log more and fail if prereq script errors
    • re-open patchsets to build restbase dev image
    • timespent spreadsheet
    • work with zeljko on getting local-charts running
    • ...
  • Blockers

Other[edit]

  • tiny sunflower


Lars[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Going to TechConf
  • Worst thing
    • Not going to a mountain in TN
  • What I planned vs did
    • Yes Done Help Jeena with train, a little, as backup.
    • Yes Done Seek feedback on v3 of CI arch doc.
    • Yes Done Update engprod on PGP signing for offsite.
    • N Not done Set up Argo in a K8s cluster somewhere.
      • Needs uninterrupted time, and I've been easily distractable. Also train.
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • Train, 1.35.0-wmf.3
    • Skim Go book, write a small program from scratch: fetch a web page, diff against previously fetched version.
    • Attempt to set up study groups, or possibly SIGs, for Go and Rust.
  • Blockers

Other[edit]

  • The Darkness is here until about March or April, expect SADness
  • performance has TT; releng has BB, DD, and MM; qte has no doubled initials
    •  :-)
    • EngProd has GG :P
    • My "legal" name is Tyler Henry Turley-Cipriani, so TTish


Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Phab1001 is up and running
  • Worst thing
    • Didn't get around to testing the "Ferret" Fulltext search engine in phab (yet)
  • What I planned vs did
    • Mostly Yes Done Finish getting branch.py ready for the wmf production branching (WIP: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/mediawiki/tools/release/+/543248/ )
    • Yes Done Try to build some tests for branch.py
    • Yes Done More work on phabricator high-availability & disaster recovery planning.
      • phab1001 should be nearly ready to become the primary server now.
    • N Not done Test out phabricator's built-in search engine with an eye toward dropping elasticsearch if the integrated search performs as well.
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

Other[edit]


Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Seeing the train pairing thing work :)
    • pairing with Antoine on Gerrit migration fallout
  • Worst thing
    • Gerrit migration fallout
  • What I planned vs did
    • Yes Done connect with SRE re New CI (again)
    • Yes Done Reach out to folks about being on Sr. SWE interview loop
    • Yes Done announce dec code freeze
    • Yes Done? tuning session prep
    • Yes Done Gerrit -> gerrit1001
  • Unplannned
    • Gerrit migration fallout
    • Updates to deployment-calendar scheduler -- awight noticed some issues

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • Resumé review
    • Work out clinic duty rotation
    • Next bookclub email
    • Gerrit/JVM tuning to make use of Moar Memory™
  • Blockers
    • Time
    • Dog
    • Blazey at conference

Other[edit]

  • Picking up Blazey at airport this evening, may cut out a bit early


Zeljko[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Email from Safeguard: "Please note: all documentation must be password protected from this point using the following (password)"
  • Worst thing
    • T236282 `npm run selenium` fails with `SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier`
  • What I planned vs did
    • In progress In progress T234610 ERROR webdriver: Request failed due to Error: session not created: Chrome version must be between 70 and 73
    • In progress In progress T199113 All repositories with Selenium tests should use wdio-mediawiki
  • Unplannned
    • Safeguard
    • T235795 Create test for GrowthExperiments to check for ability to disable homepage
    • T233820 mediawiki/core Selenium tests fail when targeting mediawiki/vagrant VM
    • T236282 `npm run selenium` fails with `SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier`

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • T234610 ERROR webdriver: Request failed due to Error: session not created: Chrome version must be between 70 and 73
    • T199113 All repositories with Selenium tests should use wdio-mediawiki
  • Blockers

Other[edit]

  • Saw Rambo: Last Blood. Not recommended.