Mozdev sysadmin meeting minutes for 2008-03-25

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

Discussion was held publically in #mozdev

Discussed developer priorities

- about ready to release the secure installation/project overview stuff; been working w/ a PO on testing things; trying to figure out a bug in the file release part, but otherwise things seem good - plan to get the secure installation announced and in production this week - did some testing of the lightweight web server last week and couldn't find any problems with the setup on vebzom - fixed a bug in Drupal authentication module when editing mozdev cvs users - changed the season starts for mozdev's themes to the equinoxes/solstices - secure updates shouldn't take too long - it's mostly backend stuff that won't really have a UI anyway; hopefully only a week left

Database policy (bug#15661)

- we need to separate our policy decision from our technical limitations - Doug will file a separate bug about needing to be able to monitor what our project usage is

Discussed sysadmin priorities

- preparations for apache2/php5 are underway - setup php eaccelerator at the end of last week - looking at spam filtering to reduce amount of cpu time used by increasing number of firewalled hosts

Firefox updates server load handling

- release is scheduled for today - still need to reduce amount of pages that get handled by apache/php

Staging server migration

- moco might be able to provide a VM; hopefully hear back later this week - no news about VMs from OSUOSL yet