Mozdev sysadmin meeting minutes for 2008-02-19

Present: davidwboswell (David Boswell), cdn-work (Chris Neale), ericjung (Eric Jung), gjm_home (Gerry Murphy), silfreed (Douglas Warner), tanker (Michael Dosser)

Discussion was held publically in #mozdev

Discussed developer priorities

- sick last week; didn't get a lot of stuff done - mostly spent time fixing minor bugs with the new application/extension parsing - started working on interface for managing download files (allowing public releases, verifying hashes) to get ready for secure installations - for site reorganization I'm going to be working on getting a list of content put together in the wiki to see how it could be organized - trying to figure out how to relieve some load from D.MD.o; best I can think of doing is disabling the new download tracking - possibly disable the download tracking when server is over some specified threshold? possibly; will need to investigate

Discussed sysadmin priorities

- gjm was ill last week - tanker helped fix permissions on project

Firefox 3 release

- looking for ideas to get our server through the update cycle that goes along with a release - disable services dynamically under load - offload some services to - migrate postfix/mailman/bugzilla to another server - looking up an IP's mirror is a heavy operation; silfreed might look into caching these results - we need a better understanding of how much a user hits our site when performing updates; silfreed will analyze log files

Mailman defaults

- we'll change the defaults for new lists and point people to the wiki page if they need to reduce their list management time

Staging server migration

- proposal still needs typed - OSUOSL admins say it would be possible to have a second [physical] machine hosted there

Dealing with newsgroups

- gjm worked with Pete to get newsgroup creation scripted, tested, and ready to integrate with project creation scripts. still needs implemented