Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/2021-02-03

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2020-02-03[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 15 Feb: Presidents' Day -- US staff with reqs
  • 29 Mar: US staff with reqs
  • 12 Apr: US staff with reqs
  • 22 Apr: Earth Day -- US staff with reqs

Train[edit]

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


  • 16 Nov - wmf.18 - Ahmon + Antoine
  • 23 Nov - wmf.19 - No Train - Thanksgiving Thurs/Fri https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T263185
  • 30 Nov - wmf.20 - Antoine + Mukunda
  • 7 Dec - wmf.21 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 14 Dec - wmf.22 - Dan + Jeena
  • 21 Dec - wmf.23 - No Train
  • 28 Dec - wmf.24 - No Train
  • 4 Jan - wmf.25 - Jeena + Lars Antoine
    • NB: Lars is only back from holiday on Thursday Jan 7
  • 11 Jan - wmf.26 - Lars + Jeena
  • 18 Jan - wmf.27 - Brennen + Lars (Monday is a holiday)
  • 25 Jan - wmf.28 - Ahmon + Brennen
  • 1 Feb - wmf.29 - Antoine + Ahmon
  • 8 Feb - wmf.30 - Mukunda + Antoine
  • 15 Feb - wmf.31 - Dan + Mukunda (Monday is a holiday)
  • 22 Feb - wmf.31 - Jeena + Dan (Monday is a holiday)
  • 1 Mar - wmf.31 - Lars + Jeena (Monday is a holiday)
  • 8 Mar - wmf.31 - Brennen + Jeena (Monday is a holiday)


Status[edit]

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

SoS[edit]

  • 2019-08-14 onwards: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/
  • 2020-08-26 onwards: Deb is in charge/SoS is async
  • 2020-11-25: Brennen
  • 2020-12-02: Ahmon
  • 2020-12-09: Tyler
  • 2020-12-16: Antoine
  • 2021-01-06: Tyler
  • 2021-01-13: Text only update
  • 2021-01-20: Mukunda
  • 2021-01-27: Text only update
  • 2021-02-03: Thcipriani

Outgoing[edit]

Callouts[edit]

  • [RelEng] After several failed attempts to rollout wmf.28, we abandoned the release and moved on to wmf.29. This was done because (1) wmf.29 is a superset of code in wmf.28 (2) we need a stable base to rollback to and there was not enough time to determine wmf.28's stability.

Incoming[edit]

Team Business[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

  • Observability is moving Icinga to victorops. I mentioned that it might be good to have a training with them where we can ask questions (like the dumb question I asked: Are you talking about nagios? I get nagios alerts, is that affected? No.)
    • Interested? Put your name here (If you get alerts you ought to go -- Mukunda, Antoine(?)):
      • Antoine
      • Mukunda
      • Brennen
      • Jeena
  • 2021-02-10: Brennen demos logspam-watch!!!

Book club/Lunch and Learn[edit]

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - Jan '21 edition[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Update dev images to split apache and php containers for local dev
  • Gerrit security bug discovery and deployed fix by Antoine
  • In sync with Gerrit upstream war (Java compiled code)
  • Target releases for apt packages in blubber deployed so wuvi can use npm

Standup![edit]

Ahmon[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • none
  • Blocking:
    • SRE, who wants to see the results of my m8s experiments
  • Updates:
    • Train duty last week, m8s this week, and meetings. (m7i on k8s -> m8s -> MATES!)


Antoine[edit]

Brennen[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • None
  • Blocking:
    • Some MediaWiki-Docker users on MacOS, probably
  • Updates:
    • Last couple of weeks mostly eaten by train
    • Ongoing dev-images work
    • Need to get brain around GitLab auth better
    • Will do tweaks to train docs

Dan[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • docker-pusher issues on releases-jenkins (haven't filed a patch yet)
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • m8s image is building on releases-jenkins but not publishing yet

Jeena[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • none
  • Blocking:
    • local dev cli changes
  • Updates:
    • Got target releases for apt packages in blubber deployed
    • Reviewing local dev cli changes
    • Adding ability to use credentials by whitelist in pipelinelib
    • Plan to work on mw-on-k8s secrets

Lars[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • Python ecosystem
  • Blocking:
    • nope?
  • Updates:
    • Python2 projects in CI that use Blubber are broken at the moment, because the pip tool no longer supports Python2.
      • https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T273793
      • This is currently breaking Scap CI
      • Working around this in a local container results in other things breaking
      • I also noticed the order of installing stuff (pip, setuptools) for python seems to not work

Mukunda[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • kibana 7 is a pain in the ass
  • Blocking:
    • everyone
  • Updates:
    • Working on Phatality, hoping to get that deployed this week. This is pretty much all of my focus currently. +100!!!!!!!!!!!!! \o/

Tyler[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • Nothing.
  • Blocking:
    • Everything.
  • Updates:
    • Deployment calendar bot appears to be ~working
      • Updated deployment calendar the past two weeks
      • Next stop: Cron job \o/
    • Hiring kickoff with SRE for the GitLab/Misc services role today
    • Working on m8s update for senior leadership for next Tuesday