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Toolforge sync: plans

Notes from meeting's etherpad we had on 2018-11-07 to sync on Toolforge plans.

Meeting attendants:

  • brooke
  • gtirloni
  • bryan
  • andrew
  • arturo

plans & TODOs

  • we can't mix both grids!
  • misctools dependency on mariadb on stretch !!
  • building a grid in toolsbeta cloudvps project, stretch with son of grid engine
  • stretch test host with all packages and libraries to do early testing by tool owners?
    • probably worth waiting until we have a minimal son of grid engine skeleton
  • try a k8s worker node from toolsbeta in eqiad1-r to see if that can work cross-region etc
  • plans for abandoned projects? contact James, open phab tasks

speculative timeline

  • 2018-11-07: toolforge sync meeting
  • 2018-11-15: have all stretch packaging done by this time (misctools, etc)
  • 2018-11-30: skeleton son of grid engine grid working in toolsbeta
  • 2018-12-01: email server rebuilt as stretch by this time
  • 2018-12-21: skeleton son of grid engine grid working in tools
  • 2019-01-01: start sending emails and opening phab tasks for tools users.
  • 2018-01-15: figure out actual timeline and deadline for the rest of the process
  • 2019-04-30: trusty deprecation deadline

info on concrete nodes


  • Grid engine
  • cron server (grid submit host)
  • exec nodes
    • the new libraries are going to be very interesting +1
  • k8s cluster --- try to keep this in jessie? apparently not related to grid engine at all.
    • test stretch bastion
    • we may have to move k8s to eqiad1-r prior to further operations on the new toolforge
  • mail server (removing grid dependency) --- once the refactor is complete, we could be able to just rebuild in stretch
  • redis instance? --- aparently not a grid submit host
  • services nodes (aptly, bigbrother, updatetools, etc) --- ongoing refactor. Grid submit host bc bigbrother
    • Bryan thinks we can "deprecate" bigbrother by not setting up the service on the new Stretch grid +1
  • bastions
  • checker (??)
  • clushmaster (already jessie)
  • elastic (already jessie)
  • flannel (already jessie)
  • paws (already stretch)
  • ...