Linux Working Group

Meeting Date

  • TEAMS: 2023-06-14


  • Anthony (group leader), Clayton, Guoxiang, Lori, Fraser, Devon, Nathan, Nick, Todd, Dave, O, Ed


  • Anthony, Guoxiang, Clayton, Dave, Ed

Review and accept previous meeting minutes.

Review last meeting's Action Items

  • Homedirectory quotas (a2brenna) - RTs: 1112506, 1288354 et al
    • 100 GB quotas in staged roll out, plan detailed in tickets above
      • Timeline?

  • Snapshots are still disabled, when are they to be re-enabled? (a2brenna)
    • Snapshots appear to be enabled in the GENERAL environment, but not in TEACHING. I am now fielding complaints from students. (a2brenna)
      • Were disabled at Nick's request, will be re-enabled.
        • Have not been re-enabled

  • Need to reboot all the machines as soon as new kernel/patch is available to fix priv escalation vulnerability
    • Kernel has been released

New business

  • Sunsetting * (18.04 Infrastructure Cloud hosts) (a2brenna)
    • Containers need to be upgraded and migrated
      • Some difficulties involving salt when moving from Ubuntu 18.04 -> 20.04. Working on documentation.


  • Almost nobody showed up to this one, so the whole agenda was pushed and the meeting devolved into a discussion of various other things.

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