[CentOS-devel] CPE Weekly Update – Week of October 18th – 22nd

Thu Oct 21 11:12:45 UTC 2021
Michal Konecny <mkonecny at redhat.com>

Hi everyone,

This is a weekly report from the CPE (Community Platform Engineering)
Team. If you have any questions or feedback, please respond to this
report or contact us on #redhat-cpe channel on libera.chat

If you wish to read in form of blog post, check the post on
Fedora community blog:

# Highlights of the week

## Infrastructure & Release Engineering
Goal of this Initiative
Purpose of this team is to take care of day to day business regarding
CentOS and Fedora Infrastructure and Fedora release engineering work.
It’s responsible for services running in Fedora and CentOS
infrastructure and preparing things for the new Fedora release
(mirrors, mass branching, new namespaces etc.). The ARC (which is a
subset of the team) investigates possible initiatives that CPE might
take on.


### Fedora Infra
* Fixed fasjson in stg (was stuck on a image pull)
* Added 200GB to ostree netapp volume
* Retired iddev and simple-koji-ci cloud instances
* Declared the sssd bug fixed (hadn’t happened in 2 weeks)

### CentOS Infra including CentOS CI
* Stream 9 available in CI (x86_64 only though)
     * Newer python-cicolient
     * Duffy2 hotfix for paramiko issue with el9
* Exploring options for secureboot for SIGs
* Deploying Duffy Dev Lab for initiative
* Business as usual (new tags created for SIGs, ….)

### Release Engineering
* Updated critpath packages for all releases
* F35 final RC request landed
     * Compose is finished with incomplete state armhfp container 
aarch64 KDE and failed

## CentOS Stream
Goal of this Initiative
This initiative is working on CentOS Stream/Emerging RHEL to make this
new distribution a reality. The goal of this initiative is to prepare
the ecosystem for the new CentOS Stream.

* Work continues on Content Resolver buildroot support
* We're now running repoclosure before we sync to the mirrors

## Datanommer/Datagrepper V.2
Goal of this Initiative
The datanommer and datagrepper stacks are currently relying on fedmsg which
we want to deprecate.
These two applications need to be ported off fedmsg to fedora-messaging.
As these applications are 'old-timers' in the fedora infrastructure, we 
also like to look at optimizing the database or potentially redesigning 
it to
better suit the current infrastructure needs.
For a phase two, we would like to focus on a DB overhaul.

* Import crashed because of a database schema design decision that 
didn’t account for the size of our messages, it's fixed and the import 
started again because the schema update on existing data would take a 
lot of time too. ETA is back to 70 days.

## CentOS Duffy CI
Goal of this Initiative
Duffy is a system within CentOS CI Infra which allows tenants to 
provision and
access bare metal resources of multiple architectures for the purposes of
CI testing.
We need to add the ability to checkout VMs in CentOS CI in Duffy. We have
OpenNebula hypervisor available, and have started developing playbooks which
can be used to create VMs using the OpenNebula API, but due to the 
current state
of how Duffy is deployed, we are blocked with new dev work to add the
VM checkout functionality.

* Took stock and decided to rewrite
* Cleaned up branches
* Boilerplate work

Kindest regards,
CPE Team