greg (Greg Grossmeier)Administrator
Release Team Manager

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Wednesday

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User Details

User Since
Sep 19 2014, 5:07 PM (213 w, 2 d)
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greg-g
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Greg Grossmeier
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Greg (WMF) [ Global Accounts ]

I work for the WMF. My personal account is greg.grossmeier, but I don't use it much :)

Recent Activity

Yesterday

greg removed a project from T207595: Ordinary pages can still be loaded as javascript: Release-Engineering-Team.

Patch got dropped. Don't know why. fixed now.

Sun, Oct 21, 5:29 PM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, Security
greg updated the task description for T206060: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2018 Session - Making curation and contribution mechanisms equitable and consistent.
Sun, Oct 21, 5:07 PM · Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2018
greg placed T206055: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2018 Session - Product Vision Station Rotation up for grabs.
Sun, Oct 21, 5:05 PM · Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2018
greg triaged T207598: Add a setting option to Phabricator to stop search engines from indexing Phabricator profile pages as Lowest priority.

Given Phabricator user pages are not used like MediaWiki ones (there's no discussions and there's no personally identifiable information, other than your username, obviously, on the page by default) this is a very low priority task. This would also ideally be done by upstream.

Sun, Oct 21, 4:42 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), Privacy

Fri, Oct 19

greg updated subscribers of T207508: Automatically display production content on Beta Cluster wikis (via an API request).

What are the potential downsides/limitations of this model?

I am not aware of any limitations, other than the fact that the pages pulled in are not real pages so will show as missing in watchlist/special pages/locally created pages. The page will also render as a 404 rather than a 200. We purposely still send a 404 on these pages to avoid them getting cached by search engines.

Fri, Oct 19, 11:42 PM · Release-Engineering-Team, User-Jdlrobson, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure
greg renamed T207508: Automatically display production content on Beta Cluster wikis (via an API request) from Beta cluster should allow display of production content to Automatically display production content on Beta Cluster wikis (via an API request).
Fri, Oct 19, 10:59 PM · Release-Engineering-Team, User-Jdlrobson, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure
greg added a comment to T207508: Automatically display production content on Beta Cluster wikis (via an API request).

So you want to try this thing out on the beta cluster, and then if it's successful, enable it on the beta cluster?

Fri, Oct 19, 10:59 PM · Release-Engineering-Team, User-Jdlrobson, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure
greg edited projects for T204702: Move Thumbor Plugins code review from Differential to Gerrit, added: Repository-Admins; removed Release-Engineering-Team.

#repo-admins should be able to do all the needed things

Fri, Oct 19, 10:21 PM · Repository-Admins, Thumbor
greg removed a parent task for T207472: Improved watchlist is no longer showing seen indicators and point types have become small: T191072: 1.32.0-wmf.26 deployment blockers.
Fri, Oct 19, 5:54 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.1; 2018-10-23), Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team, Regression, MediaWiki-Watchlist
greg removed a subtask for T191072: 1.32.0-wmf.26 deployment blockers: T207472: Improved watchlist is no longer showing seen indicators and point types have become small.
Fri, Oct 19, 5:54 PM · Patch-For-Review, Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Release, Train Deployments
greg lowered the priority of T207472: Improved watchlist is no longer showing seen indicators and point types have become small from Unbreak Now! to High.

Managed to figure out an okay work around by turning on the gadget "Display pages on your watchlist that have changed since your last visit in bold". So this issue is less critical.

Fri, Oct 19, 5:54 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.1; 2018-10-23), Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team, Regression, MediaWiki-Watchlist
greg triaged T207472: Improved watchlist is no longer showing seen indicators and point types have become small as Unbreak Now! priority.
Fri, Oct 19, 5:41 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.1; 2018-10-23), Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team, Regression, MediaWiki-Watchlist
greg added a subtask for T191072: 1.32.0-wmf.26 deployment blockers: T207472: Improved watchlist is no longer showing seen indicators and point types have become small.
Fri, Oct 19, 5:41 PM · Patch-For-Review, Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Release, Train Deployments
greg added a parent task for T207472: Improved watchlist is no longer showing seen indicators and point types have become small: T191072: 1.32.0-wmf.26 deployment blockers.
Fri, Oct 19, 5:41 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.1; 2018-10-23), Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team, Regression, MediaWiki-Watchlist
greg closed T207496: Create a project for Excimer as Resolved.

Created Excimer

Fri, Oct 19, 4:47 PM · User-greg, Core Platform Team Backlog (Watching / External), Project-Admins
greg created Excimer.
Fri, Oct 19, 4:47 PM

Thu, Oct 18

greg triaged T204871: Deployments of MediaWiki with scap cause a spam of "web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out" as High priority.

(Prioritizing this general task as "High" whereas some subtasks might be UBN or Normal.)

Thu, Oct 18, 10:15 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Wikimedia-Incident, Release-Engineering-Team, Wikimedia-production-error
greg added a comment to T204871: Deployments of MediaWiki with scap cause a spam of "web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out".

(Starting to add subtasks to this that are either instances of or other teams tracking their portions of the problem.)

Thu, Oct 18, 10:11 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Wikimedia-Incident, Release-Engineering-Team, Wikimedia-production-error
greg added subtasks for T204871: Deployments of MediaWiki with scap cause a spam of "web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out": T204606: Some requests takes over 60 seconds to be processed: what to do?, T207313: Some administrative and log actions on Wikidata take longer than 60 seconds and time out.
Thu, Oct 18, 10:08 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Wikimedia-Incident, Release-Engineering-Team, Wikimedia-production-error
greg added a parent task for T207313: Some administrative and log actions on Wikidata take longer than 60 seconds and time out: T204871: Deployments of MediaWiki with scap cause a spam of "web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out".
Thu, Oct 18, 10:08 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Addshore, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), Wikidata, Wikimedia-production-error
greg added a parent task for T204606: Some requests takes over 60 seconds to be processed: what to do?: T204871: Deployments of MediaWiki with scap cause a spam of "web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out".
Thu, Oct 18, 10:08 PM · Wikimedia-production-error, MobileFrontend, Readers-Web-Backlog
greg assigned T206656: 1.33.0-wmf.2 deployment blockers to thcipriani.
Thu, Oct 18, 5:35 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Release, Train Deployments
greg moved T206466: Onboarding liw from In-progress to Blocked (externally) on the Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban) board.
Thu, Oct 18, 5:15 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban)
greg moved T197635: Developer Satisfaction Survey from Backlog to Blocked (externally) on the Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban) board.
Thu, Oct 18, 5:15 PM · User-greg, Surveys, Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban)
greg moved T207364: Github: add verified domain from Backlog to Blocked (externally) on the Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban) board.
Thu, Oct 18, 2:23 PM · Patch-For-Review, Traffic, Operations, DNS, Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), GitHub-Mirrors

Wed, Oct 17

greg moved T206743: S8 replication issues leading to rows missing during eqiad -> codfw switch (Was: "A few lexemes disappeared") from To Triage to Active Situation on the Wikimedia-Incident board.
Wed, Oct 17, 11:06 PM · Wikimedia-Incident, User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), Wikidata-Campsite, DBA, User-Addshore, Datacenter-Switchover-2018, Lexicographical data, Wikidata
greg added a project to T207204: Delete wikimedia/kraken repository from github: GitHub-Mirrors.

(It should still be in this project)

Wed, Oct 17, 11:03 PM · GitHub-Mirrors, Cleanup, Analytics, Analytics-Kanban
greg added a project to T195926: Create wiki for Wikimedia South Africa: Operations.

Adding Operations as they'd be making the calls/changes to DNS/certs/whatever.

Wed, Oct 17, 7:31 PM · User-Urbanecm, Wiki-Setup (Create)
greg added a project to T207281: REL1_32 branch didn't get cut for some extensions: MediaWiki-Releasing.
Wed, Oct 17, 6:04 PM · MediaWiki-Releasing, Release-Engineering-Team, MW-1.32-release
greg removed projects from T207288: Text in Sidebar on mw.org does no longer show message text, only message name (for some cached versions): Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Release, Train Deployments.
Wed, Oct 17, 3:28 PM · Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
greg raised the priority of T207288: Text in Sidebar on mw.org does no longer show message text, only message name (for some cached versions) from Normal to Unbreak Now!.
Wed, Oct 17, 3:25 PM · Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown

Tue, Oct 16

greg added projects to T207204: Delete wikimedia/kraken repository from github: GitHub-Mirrors, Repository-Admins.
Tue, Oct 16, 9:54 PM · GitHub-Mirrors, Cleanup, Analytics, Analytics-Kanban
greg moved T97368: Investigate more efficient memcached solution for CacheAwarePropertyInfoStore from Active Situation to Follow-up/Actionables on the Wikimedia-Incident board.
Tue, Oct 16, 6:49 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), Wikidata-Campsite, User-Addshore, Performance-Team (Radar), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Incident, Operations, wikidata-tech-focus, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata
greg moved T150605: Publish an analysis of the OurMine hack from To Triage to Follow-up/Actionables on the Wikimedia-Incident board.
Tue, Oct 16, 6:49 PM · Wikimedia-Incident, Security-Team
greg moved T57420: Remove local wiki password hash when CentralAuth has attached account from To Triage to Follow-up/Actionables on the Wikimedia-Incident board.
Tue, Oct 16, 6:49 PM · Wikimedia-production-error, Wikimedia-Incident, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-07 (1.32.0-wmf.16)), MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth
greg moved T205893: Automatically trigger waitForReplication after a sufficiently high number of rows has been written from To Triage to Follow-up/Actionables on the Wikimedia-Incident board.
Tue, Oct 16, 6:49 PM · Wikimedia-Incident, MediaWiki-Database
greg moved T206861: Power incident in eqsin from To Triage to Active Situation on the Wikimedia-Incident board.
Tue, Oct 16, 6:49 PM · Wikimedia-Incident, Operations, Traffic
greg moved T206992: Create replication icinga check for the Parsercache hosts from To Triage to Follow-up/Actionables on the Wikimedia-Incident board.
Tue, Oct 16, 6:49 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Incident, User-Banyek, DBA
greg moved T207140: Add maint-announce@ to Equinix's recipient list for eqsin incidents from To Triage to Follow-up/Actionables on the Wikimedia-Incident board.
Tue, Oct 16, 6:49 PM · Wikimedia-Incident, Traffic, Operations
greg added a comment to T206612: Requesting access to servers for Release Engineering tasks for Lars Wirzenius.

My wikitech account is LarsWirzenius, my preferred Unix username is liw. I've signed L3 on Oct 10.

@greg could you approve the request?

Thanks.

Tue, Oct 16, 2:57 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, SRE-Access-Requests

Thu, Oct 11

greg added a comment to T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia.

It's unclear to me why these problems have become so pressing that they merit shutting off l10nupdate indefinitely. We've known about them for years, but the value provided by l10nupdate has always outweighed the minor inconveniences (e.g. scap undoing l10nupdate).

They may have been informally known, but there haven't been any clear bug reports/plans to address the technical debt which in turn makes it invisible tech debt.

There are definitely bug reports: T158360#3076449. The people who should be triaging those tickets are on the Release Engineering Team I think :-)

Thu, Oct 11, 9:04 PM · Language-Team (Language-2018-October-December), Deployments, I18n
greg added a comment to T206628: Security Issue Access Request for LarsWirzenius.

Apparently I forgot to check the "meta wiki" account creation check box, mystery solved! :)

Thu, Oct 11, 8:14 PM · Security-Team, Security
greg added a comment to T206628: Security Issue Access Request for LarsWirzenius.
Thu, Oct 11, 7:30 PM · Security-Team, Security
greg added a comment to T206628: Security Issue Access Request for LarsWirzenius.

Thanks all!

Thu, Oct 11, 6:27 PM · Security-Team, Security
greg added a comment to T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia.

It's unclear to me why these problems have become so pressing that they merit shutting off l10nupdate indefinitely. We've known about them for years, but the value provided by l10nupdate has always outweighed the minor inconveniences (e.g. scap undoing l10nupdate).

Thu, Oct 11, 6:20 PM · Language-Team (Language-2018-October-December), Deployments, I18n
greg updated the task description for T206466: Onboarding liw.
Thu, Oct 11, 5:57 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban)
greg added a comment to T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia.
@greg, is any data about it public yet? Could you perhaps add a link to whatever you can share in the description?
Thu, Oct 11, 3:28 PM · Language-Team (Language-2018-October-December), Deployments, I18n
greg added a comment to T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia.

This update process is currently disabled and will remain disabled until there is a clear plan and resourcing for improving the architecture.

My understanding was that we will take a week, or at most two, two come up with a maintenance and development plan for l10nupdate, and then make a new call.

Thu, Oct 11, 3:10 PM · Language-Team (Language-2018-October-December), Deployments, I18n
zeljkofilipin awarded T206663: 1.33.0-wmf.9 deployment blockers a Pterodactyl token.
Thu, Oct 11, 9:26 AM · User-zeljkofilipin, Release, Train Deployments
zeljkofilipin awarded T206662: 1.33.0-wmf.8 deployment blockers a Hungry Hippo token.
Thu, Oct 11, 9:26 AM · User-zeljkofilipin, Release, Train Deployments

Wed, Oct 10

greg added a comment to T191183: Enable avatars in gerrit.

We won't be able to use git lfs on cobalt as it is using jessie whereas the git-lfs package is in stretch-backports+.

Wed, Oct 10, 10:20 PM · Traffic, Operations, Patch-For-Review, Gerrit
greg updated the task description for T206064: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2018 Session - How do we work together?.
Wed, Oct 10, 8:10 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), User-greg, Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2018
greg triaged T206656: 1.33.0-wmf.2 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:27 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206655: 1.33.0-wmf.1 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:27 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206658: 1.33.0-wmf.4 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:27 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206657: 1.33.0-wmf.3 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:27 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206660: 1.33.0-wmf.6 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:27 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206662: 1.33.0-wmf.8 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:27 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206661: 1.33.0-wmf.7 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:27 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206659: 1.33.0-wmf.5 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:27 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206663: 1.33.0-wmf.9 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206666: 1.33.0-wmf.12 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206665: 1.33.0-wmf.11 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206664: 1.33.0-wmf.10 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206667: 1.33.0-wmf.13 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206670: 1.33.0-wmf.16 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206668: 1.33.0-wmf.14 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206669: 1.33.0-wmf.15 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206671: 1.33.0-wmf.17 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206672: 1.33.0-wmf.18 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206673: 1.33.0-wmf.19 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206674: 1.33.0-wmf.20 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206677: 1.33.0-wmf.23 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206675: 1.33.0-wmf.21 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206676: 1.33.0-wmf.22 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206678: 1.33.0-wmf.24 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206679: 1.33.0-wmf.25 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg triaged T206680: 1.33.0-wmf.26 deployment blockers as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:26 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg added a comment to T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia.

If scap now has problems with the l10n updates, it should be reverted to the version which did not have such problems, so that l10n updates can run while the rest is fixed.

Wed, Oct 10, 7:23 PM · Language-Team (Language-2018-October-December), Deployments, I18n
greg added a project to T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia: Language-Team.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:07 PM · Language-Team (Language-2018-October-December), Deployments, I18n
greg triaged T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia as Normal priority.
Wed, Oct 10, 7:03 PM · Language-Team (Language-2018-October-December), Deployments, I18n
greg created T206680: 1.33.0-wmf.26 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206678: 1.33.0-wmf.24 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206679: 1.33.0-wmf.25 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206677: 1.33.0-wmf.23 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206676: 1.33.0-wmf.22 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206675: 1.33.0-wmf.21 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206674: 1.33.0-wmf.20 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206673: 1.33.0-wmf.19 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206672: 1.33.0-wmf.18 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206671: 1.33.0-wmf.17 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206670: 1.33.0-wmf.16 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206669: 1.33.0-wmf.15 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206668: 1.33.0-wmf.14 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206667: 1.33.0-wmf.13 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206665: 1.33.0-wmf.11 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206666: 1.33.0-wmf.12 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206664: 1.33.0-wmf.10 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206663: 1.33.0-wmf.9 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Release, Train Deployments
greg created T206662: 1.33.0-wmf.8 deployment blockers.
Wed, Oct 10, 5:23 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Release, Train Deployments