#fedora-meeting: Infrastructure (2014-01-23)
Meeting started by nirik at 19:02:52 UTC. The full logs are available at
* welcome y'all (nirik, 19:02:52)
* New folks introductions and Apprentice tasks. (nirik, 19:04:45)
* Applications status / discussion (nirik, 19:08:29)
is back up with openid (thanks to
puiterwijk!). Still some issues to work out, but hopefully we can
look at it again and see if it's useful now. (nirik, 19:09:25)
* fedmsg notifications hopefully deployed by end of next week (nirik,
* Sysadmin status / discussion (nirik, 19:30:11)
* lots of ansible cleanup this week (nirik, 19:30:26)
* filed 3 new sysadmin easyfix tickets this morning. :) apprentices
take a look and see if any one of them interests you. (nirik,
* new machines for 4thQ still in limbo as far as I know. (nirik,
* netapp has been slow lately, storage folks are working on it.
* Smooge will be heading out to our main datacenter in mid-feb.
* Upcoming Tasks/Items (nirik, 19:39:29)
* LINK: https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/list/infrastructure/
* Open Floor (nirik, 19:40:39)
* LINK: http://infrastructure.fedoraproject.org/cgit/ansible.git/tree/
Meeting ended at 19:47:25 UTC.
Action Items, by person
People Present (lines said)
* nirik (87)
* sgallagh (17)
* threebean (15)
* mariocav (14)
* adimania (12)
* lmacken (12)
* johe2 (7)
* willo (5)
* zodbot (5)
* relrod (4)
* abadger1999 (3)
* randomuser (2)
* dgilmore (2)
* pjones (1)
* oddshocks (1)
* puiterwijk (0)
* smooge (0)
* mdomsch (0)
* pingou (0)
19:02:52 <nirik> #startmeeting Infrastructure (2014-01-23)
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19:02:52 <nirik> #meetingname infrastructure
19:02:52 <nirik> #topic welcome y'all
19:02:52 <nirik> #chair smooge relrod nirik abadger1999 lmacken dgilmore mdomsch
threebean pingou puiterwijk
19:02:52 <zodbot> The meeting name has been set to 'infrastructure'
19:02:52 <zodbot> Current chairs: abadger1999 dgilmore lmacken mdomsch nirik pingou
puiterwijk relrod smooge threebean
19:03:06 * relrod waves
19:03:07 * lmacken
19:03:14 * threebean is here
19:03:16 * adimania says hi
19:03:18 * oddshocks is here but has to split in around 40 minutes
19:03:18 <mariocav> hello
19:03:25 * johe2 is here
19:03:36 * abadger1999 is here but also paying attention to the board meeting
19:04:15 * willo mubbles morning
19:04:45 <nirik> #topic New folks introductions and Apprentice tasks.
19:05:00 <nirik> any new folks like to introduce themselves? or apprentices with
questions or comments?
19:05:08 <mariocav> yep, me!
19:05:12 <mariocav> ^^
19:05:30 <threebean> mariocav: hi there :)
19:05:46 * dgilmore is here but will be heading home soon
19:05:47 <lmacken> (hah, my local fedmsg-notify popped up the meeting topic change
before it appeared in my irc client)
19:05:56 <mariocav> well, my name is Mario, I'm from Barcelona.
19:06:05 <nirik> mariocav: welcome. Are you more interested in sysadmin type things?
or applications development ? or both?
19:06:12 <nirik> lmacken: yeah, that happens to me sometimes too. ;)
19:06:14 <mariocav> I really don't know
19:06:16 <mariocav> I mean
19:06:31 <mariocav> What I'm doing these days is to read wikis and get
information about the services you cover.
19:06:52 <nirik> great.
19:06:52 <mariocav> My experience is very limited (html/css/php/js, c++, and admin
of 2 centos servers that offer basic web services - http/dns and mail)
19:07:07 <mariocav> so I don't thing I'll start contributing shortly
19:07:23 <mariocav> Anyways, if someone has any suggestion on what he/she would to
next... I'll appreciate
19:07:29 <mariocav> think*
19:07:30 <nirik> well, welcome and do ask questions as you run into them. :) Our
usual channels (#fedora-admin, #fedora-apps, #fedora-noc are good for that ongoing)
19:07:40 <mariocav> thank you
19:07:42 * randomuser is lurking around. reading infra docs at a very slow pace
19:07:57 <mariocav> well, that's it
19:07:59 <mariocav> :)
19:08:01 <nirik> randomuser: cool. :)
19:08:07 <nirik> welcome again!
19:08:22 <randomuser> thanks
19:08:29 <nirik> #topic Applications status / discussion
19:08:39 <nirik> any applications news on plans upcoming?
19:08:53 <nirik> I've one thing to sort of note:
19:09:25 <nirik> #info fedorahosted.org/reviewboard
is back up with openid (thanks
to puiterwijk!). Still some issues to work out, but hopefully we can look at it again and
see if it's useful now.
19:09:37 <abadger1999> yay!
19:09:46 <sgallagh> What are the remaining issues?
19:09:51 <abadger1999> thanks puiterwijk!
19:10:03 * sgallagh thought puiterwijk had it solved yesterday
19:10:06 <nirik> sgallagh: well, I had issues trying to add a remote repo and do a
review against it. Might be operator error.
19:10:18 <nirik> it's much faster than before IMHO.
19:10:28 <nirik> I think we can make it faster yet if we want.
19:10:38 <sgallagh> nirik: 2-3s per page instead of 20-50s is a big improvement,
19:10:55 <nirik> if we move the db to the same datacenter I think it would be
19:11:07 <nirik> right now it's hitting that over the vpn
19:11:33 <sgallagh> Yes. I also saw some upstream commits recently that should
hopefully reduce the DB activity as well (for RB 2.0)
19:11:55 <nirik> also, I wonder if it would make sense to move it to it's own
instance? or is having the local git repos a big advantage?
19:12:39 <sgallagh> nirik: The local git repos are no longer necessary
19:12:56 <sgallagh> I added patches upstream a while ago to support fedorahosted
cgit from remote locations
19:13:02 <nirik> yeah, didn't think so. ;) so, we might move it to it's own
instance with it's own db... which might make it faster.
19:13:14 <sgallagh> They were necessary when we originally set it up.
19:13:26 <nirik> then it could possibly be very useful to us. :)
19:13:48 <sgallagh> Well, we need to do some performance testing
19:13:56 <nirik> sure.
19:14:03 <sgallagh> i.e. Is the DB speedup more valuable than the loss of the local
19:14:20 <sgallagh> Because while cgit works pretty well, it *is* network traffic
19:14:38 <nirik> sure, but it could still be in the same datacenter as
19:14:46 * sgallagh nods
19:14:47 <nirik> even on the same vmhost...
19:15:14 <nirik> anyhow, we will see what we see.
19:15:18 <sgallagh> Right, but pointing it at cgit will mean more load on cgit
19:15:47 <nirik> any other application news ?
19:15:47 <sgallagh> Which is notably more heavyweight than pure git
19:15:52 <nirik> sgallagh: true
19:16:19 <nirik> can it use git:// proto ? or just cgit/http?
19:16:25 <johe2> Sorry lost my network. Will follow from mobile Phone
19:16:42 <nirik> hey johe2. :)
19:17:38 <nirik> any other applications news?
19:17:51 <sgallagh> nirik: the pure git protocol doesn't have a feature for
retrieving file blobs (major oversight)
19:17:59 <nirik> sgallagh: lame. ;(
19:18:03 <sgallagh> Hence why ReviewBoard has to rely upon cgit or gitweb
19:18:48 * pjones watches people complain about free software instead of fixing it
19:18:48 <threebean> I'm still aiming at deploying the new fmn app to production
by the end of next week
19:19:07 <nirik> threebean: cool.
19:19:10 <threebean> (fmn -> fedmsg notifications)
19:19:22 <nirik> pjones: nothing new under the sun. ;)
19:19:27 <sgallagh> pjones: I don't have the technical knowledge to solve that
19:19:40 <sgallagh> And a reasonably-ubiquitous workaround exists.
19:19:50 <nirik> #info fedmsg notifications hopefully deployed by end of next week
19:19:52 <threebean> nirik: I'll need to setup some new hosts. should I file a
ticket for that or just do it?
19:20:05 <nirik> threebean: you can just do it. Happy to help out.
19:20:11 <threebean> cool, cool.
19:20:44 <lmacken> I'd like to get the bodhi cloud vm + ansible ball rolling
very soon. If anyone is interested in helping port our puppet stuff over, let me know :)
19:21:13 <nirik> lmacken: cool. Yeah in fact I was thinking bodhi might be a good
next thing to move off the app servers...
19:21:22 <lmacken> yeah, definitely
19:21:28 <nirik> of course we likely need different bodhi and bodhi2 stuff.
19:21:29 <johe2> Lmacken i would join
19:21:31 <adimania> I am up for helping out in migration
19:21:42 <adimania> can you point out some tickets?
19:21:54 <lmacken> johe2, adimania: cool :) no tickets at the moment, but I'll
file one now
19:22:10 <nirik> should be easy to whip up a bodhi-dev.cloud... and look at porting
the bodhi2 puppet stuff to ansible.
19:22:23 <relrod> threebean: re: fmn, how are the model changes coming along?
19:22:27 <johe2> Okay. Sounds good
19:22:32 <nirik> lmacken: is there enough bodhi2 to have a web interface yet? or
thats the largely unfinished part?
19:23:37 <lmacken> nirik: not anything that people will enjoy poking at, it's
super bare-bones at the moment, but I'll try and workon that part this week so we have
something to actually see :)
19:23:54 <willo> lmacken: I'd be keen to assist in puppet2ansible as well
19:24:11 <nirik> yeah, that would be cool. sounds like adamw at least might be up
for a irc meeting on bodhi2 soon too... rehash what was wanted and such...
19:24:19 <lmacken> part of me just wants to copy/paste the existing bodhi templates,
another part wants to start fresh with bootstrap or something I wish we had a
fedora-bootstrap template :)
19:24:21 <threebean> relrod: all set
19:24:35 <threebean> relrod: I'll put a new release in staging and ping you when
19:25:12 <relrod> threebean: awesome!
19:25:27 <threebean> lmacken: https://github.com/ralphbean/bootstrap-fedora
19:25:32 <lmacken> threebean: oh snap
19:25:34 <relrod> threebean: thanks for doing those, I know it was kind of a pain
19:25:37 <nirik> :)
19:25:43 <threebean> lmacken: it needs love :)
19:25:51 <lmacken> threebean: it's a good start :)
19:26:20 <lmacken> even with a modern template, I'll bet we still get plenty of
flames for changing the look-and-feel :P
19:26:39 <nirik> well, if not at the 1->2 time, when? ;)
19:27:35 <nirik> any folks looking for the board meeting, it's over in
19:27:38 <nirik> any folks looking for the board meeting, it's over in
19:27:57 <nirik> ok, any other application type news or discussion?
19:28:05 <lmacken> .ticket 4193
19:28:06 <zodbot> lmacken: #4193 (Port the bodhi module to ansible) – Fedora
Infrastructure - https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/4193
19:28:12 <lmacken> for those interested
19:28:33 <nirik> great. I can add more details there.
19:28:49 <nirik> or perhaps I should do a blog post on migrating stuff from puppet
19:29:07 <adimania> nirik, that would help a lot
19:29:26 <adimania> some sort of guidelines would be a +1
19:29:47 <nirik> I'll see what I can whip up. ;)
19:30:11 <nirik> #topic Sysadmin status / discussion
19:30:18 <nirik> so, on the sysadmin side of things...
19:30:26 <nirik> #info lots of ansible cleanup this week
19:30:41 <nirik> I setup roles_path today so we don't have to have a long path
in role names...
19:31:08 <nirik> I ran --check --diff on all playbooks several times, and then ran
real playbooks to fix up things.
19:31:48 <nirik> I fixed out cloud setup task so it doesn't show failed when
growing partitions and it can't grow them....
19:32:04 <nirik> (ie, so you can rerun it multiple times and it doesnt keep showing
failed for that task)
19:32:27 <nirik> I have the commits for a daily playbook check/diff run ready. Will
push those in later today or tomorrow.
19:32:42 <nirik> and it will send a email out with things that changed or failed int
he check run
19:33:20 <nirik> oh, setup mailman01/02 prod instances, but they still need a bunch
of work. will ask abompard to work on them.
19:34:25 <nirik> In other news I see there's a new el6 kernel update, so we
might schedule mass reboots sometime in the next few weeks.
19:34:25 <threebean> for those that missed it, we got a new collectd plugin ->
19:34:34 <nirik> Oh, and...
19:34:46 <threebean> (that's roughly the # of people listening to the fedmsg
19:35:00 <nirik> #info filed 3 new sysadmin easyfix tickets this morning. :)
apprentices take a look and see if any one of them interests you.
19:35:43 <nirik> threebean: nice. Thats via everything? websocket/desktop
19:35:52 <threebean> everything but websockets
19:36:00 <threebean> so, koji-shadow and stuff like that + desktop notification
19:36:17 <nirik> cool.
19:36:29 <dgilmore> threebean: you mean koji-stalk
19:36:37 <threebean> right, apologies.
19:37:02 <willo> nirik: will do
19:38:12 <nirik> #info new machines for 4thQ still in limbo as far as I know.
19:38:27 <nirik> #info netapp has been slow lately, storage folks are working on
19:38:50 <nirik> #info Smooge will be heading out to our main datacenter in
19:39:29 <nirik> #topic Upcoming Tasks/Items
19:39:30 <nirik> https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/list/infrastructure/
19:39:39 <nirik> any upcoming items folks would like to note or schedule?
19:40:32 * nirik listens to the crickets. :)
19:40:39 <nirik> #topic Open Floor
19:40:46 <nirik> anyone have items for open floor?
19:40:58 <nirik> suggestions, comments, ideas, brands of popcorn?
19:41:03 * adimania would be stalking nirik for a guide for migrations to ansible.
19:41:40 <nirik> :) adimania: you can also look at the puppet/modules/ask and
ansible/roles/ask... I just moved ask over from puppet the other day...
19:41:52 <adimania> ah!
19:41:57 <adimania> that would certainly help
19:42:30 <nirik> but yeah, I will try and do some kind of blog post or the like
19:42:54 <adimania> awesome!
19:43:18 <johe2> Is there a Style guide?
19:43:39 <nirik> for which? our ansible repo?
19:43:46 <adimania> I found
19:43:57 <adimania> I think it is more or less up-to-date.
19:44:00 <adimania> right?
19:44:07 <nirik> yeah, thats a basic SOP for our ansible setup
19:44:16 <willo> nirik: Where's your blog? I couldn't find it on your wiki
19:44:16 <johe2> Yep for ansible
19:44:27 <nirik> there's also a README file and a CONVENTIONS file in the
ansible repo itself
19:44:50 <nirik> http://infrastructure.fedoraproject.org/cgit/ansible.git/tree/
19:44:57 <johe2> Okay, i guess that will work than
19:45:19 <nirik> willo: http://www.scrye.com/wordpress/nirik/
but it's also on
19:45:39 <willo> Ah, yep, thanks
19:46:32 <nirik> cool.
19:46:48 <nirik> well, if nothing else we will move on and continue in
#fedora-admin, #fedora-apps and #fedora-noc. ;)
19:47:22 <nirik> ok, thanks for coming everyone!
19:47:25 <nirik> #endmeeting