Mozdev sysadmin meeting minutes for 2008-03-11

Present: davidwboswell (David Boswell), ericjung (Eric Jung), gjm (Gerry Murphy), silfreed (Doug Warner)

Discussion was held publically in #mozdev

Discussed developer priorities

- working on getting a project overview page - this will have links for a project (bugs, source, etc) as well as list some basic information, stats, and downloads for a project - mostly needed for the downloads section to give people a place to do secure installations from - started working on the spring theme for this week - fixed up a small bug with the new apache rewrite rules - fixed a bug on D.MD.o with recently uploaded files that prevented users from downloading them - trying to tie bugzilla products to mozdev projects more tightly so its easier to tell if a project has a bugzilla product and link between them - ericjung would like to see Doug's efforts be diverted into projects with a wider audience - other than the spring theme, work is done from the roadmap. making sure the Mozdev server can handle the firefox updates and releases has been a recent priority and I've been working towards secure installation and updates as per the roadmap

Discussed sysadmin priorities

- focused on fixing small bugs that have been going on for awhile since the new server was setup (several years ago) - root email was going unnoticed; gjm started going through the emails and trying to coordinate with Doug to get problems fixed - bugzilla stats were broken; server has been working on this since yesterday - FreeBSD security update was applied to staging & production - web content was synced from production -> staging to help with Apache2/PHP5 testing - trying to secure the server by limiting where mysql passwords are stored - moved some more old things from /sandbox to cruft - log rotation is being improved - mysql tables are being backed up to individual files instead of large per-database files - newsgroup creation was tested and updated - minor reconfiguration of ntpd, dns - lowered max # of smtp servers to help reduce load on server today

Firefox updates server load handling

- gjm and silfreed have a plan in place to start serving update.rdf requests from a light-weight web server to allow more requests to be handled - Mozdev will also work with Mycroft to help them serve their update files directly from disk instead of going through PHP - last will be making able to serve update.rdf files from the lightweight web server - progress should be made by next week

Staging server migration

- OSUOSL might have VMs available; gjm is going to look into obtaining one

Subversion priority

- Mozdev is missing some high-profile projects due to only supporting CVS - there is only a couple weeks worth of work to get secure installations and updates setup; server load handling is interspersed in that - "subversion support" is actually a rather large problem due to Mozdev's CVS integration up to this point; Doug will write an email with the problems and migration plans he has so far - current plan is to continue with the current roadmap plus fixing server load handling problems and get to subversion support ASAP