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OSG Technology Area Meeting, 12 November 2018

Coordinates: Conference: 719-284-5267, PIN: 57363;
Attending: BrianL, Carl, Marco, Marian, Mat, TimT


  • Edgar returns Thursday
  • BrianL out next Monday, around the rest of Thanksgiving
  • The rest of Madison out Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Marian Wed - Mon around Thanksgiving

Triage Duty

  • This week: TimT
  • Next week: BrianL
  • 5 (+1) open tickets


# of tickets Δ State
139 -1 Open
21 +4 In Progress
3 +1 Ready for Testing
0 -2 Ready for Release

OSG Software Team

  • Topology resource, VO, and project pull requests may come in without IDs or GroupIDs.
    We should generate the IDs for them
    • Update your topology checkout
    • Run the corresponding script from bin/
    • Make GitHub suggestions updating the relevant ID fields along with any other fixes to get the CI to pass
  • Moate is working on setting up a test k8s cluster in the CHTC
  • XRootD overhaul
  • 3.4.21
    • osg-ca-scripts update to support SHA2-only CA sums
    • HDFS-FUSE support on EL6
    • Optional rolling release repository for OSG 3.4
    • Pegasus 4.9.0
    • Minor fixes for Frontier Squid
  • Doc focus
    • Next doc focus on 11/29
    • AI (BrianL): Review PRs, finish XRootD overview
    • AI (Carl): Address comments in PR related to SOFTWARE-3365
    • AI (TimT): submit PRs for doc focus tickets
  • Changes in effort tracking policy coming


To support multi-tenant hosted CE's, we can't enforce a 1:1 relationship for FQDNs and resource names

Support Update

  • New Mexico State (BrianL, Mat): Pilots running without any changes necessary to the blahp!
  • GlideinWMS (Marco): Some issues with frontends ignoring blacklists. The next release of GlideinWMS will address this (first release candidate tentatively next week)

OSG Release Team

3.4.21 Δ Status
1 +7 Open
4 +4 In Progress
1 +1 Ready for Testing
0 +0 Ready for Release
12 +12 Total
  • OSG 3.4.21
    • Testing
      • osg-update-certs
    • Ready for Release
      • Nothing Yet
  • Data
    • Perhaps IGTF?
  • Operations
    • repo-update-cadist updates (low priority)
  • Contrib
    • Nothing


  • AI (BrianL): Get list of potential sites to update to HTCondor 8.7.10
  • AI (TimT): Close JIRA tickets related to osg-notify emailing TimC

OSG Investigations Team

  • Derek at SC18 conference this week gives talks about StashCache
  • Scheduled network outage last Thursday @UNL went smooth without OSG services interruption hosted by UNL (had spare hosts up/swapped before that)
  • Work on critical fix for XRootD causing StashCache segfault, deployed at SYR and running fine since then
  • I2 StashCaches (NY, UChicago, KS) now in OASIS after BNL Stratum 1 CMVFS upgrade



None this week