Linux Working Group

Meeting Date

  • TEAMS: 2023-09-20


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


  • Anthony Guoxiang, Nathan, Nick, Todd, Devon, Fraser

Review and accept previous meeting minutes.

Review last meeting's Action Items

  • Homedirectory quotas (a2brenna) - RTs: 1112506,1288354,1298614 et al
    • 100 GB quotas in staged roll out, plan detailed in tickets above
      • Email sent, see RT: 1288354
        • Will need direction from Management / The School on what to do about URAs - need more clarification from Director
        • Do we track URA requests? (Clayton? )
        • Nick to send second reminder in Oct
    • Tooling to implement quotas
      • Calculate current quotas from sponsorship information, see RT1298614 (Clayton)
      • Update quota xattr on homedirectories (Nathan)
      • Build a data file that outputs the user and quota information. Specifics to be worked out between Clayton and Nathan.
    • See
      • There appears to be 3 (teaching, non-course-account) users with sponsored quota in excess of 100GB
      • Should be safe to apply a 100GB quota to all other TEACHING user accounts currently using less than 100GB
      • Maybe re-run that query as sponsorships can change
  • CS Mailservers are going away
    • No update - Anthony to send instructions to CSCF staff members on updates needed to server
  • Ongoing problems with Inventory and IPAM are hobbling Infrastructure operations - RT1285291
    • Am scheduling some time to talk with Inventory team about the following (a2brenna)
      • Inventory is unaware of this IP / domain limitations in IPAM as well as DHCP and MAC address requirements
      • Some CSCF do not have access to create manual DNS entries (Devon, Lori, Guoxiang, Todd have access. Dave?)
      • Inventory bug: Changing room field on a record with IPAM DNS & DHCP causes DHCP to break
      • Anthony to reach out to IST for clarification regarding is this a policy vs technological limitation.
      • Invalid records were imported from Infoblox that work until they are edited
  • MySQL reboot completed
      • reboots need to be scheduled before term starts, start process at the finish of exams
  • Scheduling Nextcloud DB migration ~21st (Nathan, Fraser)
  • Old windows.cscf still running as (Clayton)
  • NFS ganesha server needed rebooting on Monday
      • need to add tests/checks for mounts


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