[Wiki Loves Monuments] acute problems with the WLX jury tool during WLE-2016

Yuvi Panda yuvipanda at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 05:11:36 UTC 2016

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 9:12 PM, Lily <lilyofthewest.wikimedia at gmail.com> wrote:
> + Yuvi
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 3:31 AM, Alexander Tsirlin <altsirlin at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear Ilya, Leila, and others,
>> Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, I am not programmer, and I
>> can't help you with the development. I only know that Tools had severe
>> problems in the past, and it may not be a very reliable solution because, if
>> something happens to the server, you won't have direct control and won't be
>> able to solve the problem quickly. I had enough trouble when map scripts for
>> Wikivoyage were running there.
> Yuvi, what kind of guarantee can we have for Tools' availability?

It has definitely been more stable than in the past by quite a margin,
I think. However, we do have some maintenance planned (not announced
yet) for end of Aug / beginning of September related to NFS that could
cause some instabilities. In light of that, I think the following is a
reasonable course of action to follow:

1. Identify critical 'must have' tools (not too many!)
2. Set them up in a labs instances that doesn't have any NFS (I can
help do this)
3. When we do the planned maintenance, re-route the tools to hit the
labs instances setup in (2) (I can help do this a well).

Now all we need is a *super* minimal (maybe 2?) of tools that should
be considered absolutely essential for September (I expect everyting
to be stable by October), so we can setup redundancies for that tool.

Yuvi Panda T

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