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OSG Technology Area Meeting, 26 November 2018

Coordinates: Conference: 719-284-5267, PIN: 57363;
Attending: BrianL, Derek, Edgar, Marco Mambelli, Mat, TimT


  • BrianL out the next 2 Mondays (Argonne, CERN) and the week of Christmas (see OSG Software calendar)

Triage Duty

  • This week: Carl
  • Next week: Edgar
  • 5 (+0) open tickets


# of tickets Δ State
153 +6 Open
23 +4 In Progress
6 +0 Ready for Testing
0 +0 Ready for Release

OSG Software Team

  • OSG Container Workshop this Wednesday and Thursday morning (WIP schedule:
  • XRootD overhaul
  • 3.4.21
    • GlideinWMS 3.5.0 RC (upcoming) expected later this week or early next week
    • HTCondor 8.8.0 (upcoming) expected mid-December
    • Optional rolling release repository for OSG 3.4
    • Add stashcache-client to osg-wn-client
    • Gratia probe fixes for Slurm and Hosted-CE
  • Doc focus
    • Doc focus postponed to 2018-12-06 1PM CST
    • AI (Carl): Address comments in PR related to SOFTWARE-3365
    • AI (TimT): submit PRs for doc focus tickets
  • Changes in effort tracking policy coming


None this week

Support Update

  • FIFE (Marco Mambelli): investigating a report that site blacklists are not working on the frontend
  • TACC (Marco Mascheroni): there are issues with a Hosted CE detecting the BLAHP version on the TACC side

OSG Release Team

3.4.21 Δ Status
14 +3 Open
5 +3 In Progress
4 +0 Ready for Testing
0 +0 Ready for Release
23 +6 Total
  • OSG 3.4.21
    • Testing
      • osg-update-certs
      • Pegasus 4.9.0
      • frontier-squid 3.5.28-3.1
      • HDFS-FUSE for EL6
    • Ready for Release
      • Nothing Yet
  • Data
    • Perhaps IGTF?
  • Operations
    • repo-update-cadist updates (low priority)
  • Contrib
    • Nothing


  • AI (BrianL): Speak to the security team about releasing OSG 1.78 and IGTF 1.95
  • AI (BrianL): Reach out to Notre Dame for testing HDFS on EL6

OSG Investigations Team

  • StashCache focus data in Omaha on Wed. John + Brian + Derek involved
    • Bunch of pull requests created for this.
    • Automated Authfile generation is the biggest contribution. But also docs fixes, and documentation on registering caches and origins.
    • More changes in the pipeline.
  • Developed load testing for stashcache using Locust
  • Re-organize caches behind redirectors to split load with I2 caches. Nebraska and KC cache first
  • HTCondor-TCP stats packaging for the submit nodes (SchedDs)



  • AI (Edgar): Investigate why glidein logs aren't being ingested from the factory