This Week

  • Alastair
    • systemd project
      • Consider how components will work with systemd
      • Continue work on documentation - guidance for other COs on how to use
    • EL7 project
      • Upgrade all my machines to SL7
      • Look at whether I did manage to grab console input for a component whilst being started from systemd
      • continue considering dependencies between components and ordering
      • blog about dependency issues
        • client time before updaterpms
        • starting stuff before network
      • what sort of level of space is required by systemd journald logging (for desktop /var sizing)
        • (By default journald logs to /run/log. Have to mkdir /var/log/journal to keep data). Have enabled on one machine
        • identify default retention policyDefault retention is to use up to 10% of partition. Can use either space or time as a constraint on space. Logs are per user + system, so users can read their own data. Each log file starts at 8MB, so a popular machine will have lots of log data.
        • Blog about journald retention policy - and document how to set...
        • are we duplicating stuff in journald and /var/lcfg/log/syslog (if so, do we want to kill off /var/lcfg/log/syslog?)Yes we are.
        • Blog about decision to keep journald and /var/lcfg/log/syslog duplication.
      • check installroot stuff same version across SL6 and EL7
        • and pull out old SL5 stuff
      • Look at pam_systemd module - what does it do?
      • Complete dconf component and ship
        • kdm component has option to forcerestart even if someone is logged in (used for exam mode)
      • Look at what else we used kdm component for
        • setting and clearing ownership of /dev devices on login/logout (for devices in labs) - might be a better solution using udev rules?
        • enable/disable Xdmcp (never used?)
        • Set kdm theme (for background image etc)
        • enable/disable shutdown at login window (for podium machines)
      • Look at whether we need anything better than existing network component for desktops
      • Look at lightdm (and configuration) - and systemd configuration
    • Upgrade jubilee to 6.5 and install disks and additional memory - waiting for additional memory
    • RT 65774 - try two identical monitors on my machine
    • Need to remove default bridge from kvmtool create
    • Think about disk partition policy
    • Review last reviewed date for documentation

  • Chris
    • Virtual DICE
      • Request USU sign off - chase Alison
    • EL7
      • Consider what next
      • Create SL7 hardware testing page and ask Carol to start testing various hardware types
    • Check for 146GB 15K SAS disk for northern (in B.03) - or order a couple
    • url shortener (once gdm solved)
    • Projects EL7 blog - start populating
    • Create Project entries - for KVM refinement project
    • Experiment rename br0 as br202 on circle
    • Think about disk partition policy
    • Review last reviewed date for documentation
    • Deploy metropolitan as backup KVM server (for while we're all out of country)
    • Hammersmith upgrade

  • Stephen
    • LCFG client refactor stage 1
      • schedule debrief meeting
    • EL7
      • Continue thinking about boot.run functionality
      • complete repository management scripts
      • Consider what next
      • Complete porting MPU managed resources to the DICE level
      • update tags in packages to record el7 support
      • convert dice-authorise to looking up netgroup
      • Look at porting updatepkgsvolumes to afs command (from perl-afs)
    • Think about PD - Interested in ZeroMQ
    • RT 68269
    • Deploy northern as staff.nx (first open up holes and test from home)
    • Think about disk partition policy
    • Review last reviewed date for documentation

-- AlastairScobie - 06 Nov 2014

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