Mozdev sysadmin meeting minutes for 2008-04-01

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

Discussion was held publically in #mozdev

Discussed developer priorities

- project overview page/secure installs was generally well-received - several minor bugs in file management, presentation, and extension parsing were handled quickly - working on a tagging policy to help project owners know what to expect to be approved: - improved download counters offered by mozdev - setup web-visible cache directory on the staging server w/ info for migration to production - work on update.rdf generation is going well; script to generate files is mostly complete; need to add 'update info' url to file management and test the resulting update.rdf files; this will require the web-visible cache directory setup to finish - should be starting on subversion setup plan this week and filing bugs using email I sent earlier to sysadmin@ as a base - visiting family this weekend; offline Friday

Discussed sysadmin priorities

- nginx has been in production for about a week and has been handling load from updates fine - web stats are currently broken (since the 25th) due to nginx setup and apache2/php5 update - apache2/php5 is being setup in production today - backups have not been occuring (reason isn't known yet); gjm is working w/ osuosl to get them working again

Firefox updates server load handling

- update was handled well; there were several spikes in bandwidth/requests but they were handled by nginx - silfreed/gjm will continue to work on improving nginx setup by serving more files, but the solution worked incredibly well - some projects get lots of 404 hits for their update.rdf requests; gjm will make a list of projects and silfreed will contact POs to make sure they're aware their users don't have an upgrade path

Staging server migration

- mozilla has said "yes" to 2U rack space and probably a VM - osuosl is having disk capacity problems so a VM isn't immediately available - first plans for for VM (hopefully from OSUOSL) is moving download master - separating email and web traffic would probably be the next step - figuring out how to split projects up across servers would also be useful from a security viewpoint (split projects from hosted projects) - we'll still need to ask TWS to ship our server when we decide where its going (Mozilla or retirement)