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OSG Technology Area Meeting, 8 March 2022


OSG All Hands next week! OSG site admin office hours from 3:30-5:30pm Tue Mar 15!

Triage Duty

  • This week: TimT
  • Next week: BrianL
  • 13 (-5) open FreshDesk tickets
  • 0 (+0) open GGUS ticket

Jira (as of Monday)

# of tickets Δ State
185 -1 Open
40 -1 Selected for Dev
34 -1 In Progress
14 -6 Dev Complete
6 -1 Ready for Testing
1 +0 Ready for Release

OSG Software Team

  • Kubernetes Hackathon today! Potential projects:
    • Add Prometheus monitoring for the Postgresql node
    • Set up a secondary CHTC (GLOW) frontend on River
  • AI (Mat): xcache-reporter packaging issues
  • AI (TimT): move and update oidc-agent technology doc to main docs area as a "using tokens" doc
  • AI (Mat): add token overview for site admins
  • AI (BrianL): add overview of 3.6 token transition
  • AI (Mat): apply voms mapfile patch to OSG's build of XRootD; Justas at Caltech can test
  • AI (BrianL): kick off tests for Vault, htgetttoken


  • GlideinWMS (Marco):
    • GlideinWMS development has moved to GitHub; there are workflows and the developers are in the process of migrating Redmine tickets.
    • Working on fix for slowdown when launching processes for running RRD commands; Python RRD is the only method which gives acceptable performance but there is no RPM for the dependency. Marco will discuss with OSG Software team how to handle the dependency issue.

Support Update

  • BNL (BrianL): Qiulan/Doug say that WebDAV doesn't work for their standalone server
  • Edinburgh (BrianL): help register a cache and sort out Dune data federation details
  • OU (Derek): Issues with gratia, Horst indicated it's an EL6 cluster and he would be in favor of turning it off.
  • SDSC (Mat): Got their cache working by using OSG 3.5; asked Diego/Fabio to upgrade some of our test caches to OSG 3.6 so we can figure out auth issues without breaking his site.

OSG DevOps

  • StashCP multi-file download/upload.
  • Secured an "Open Source" license for Gitpod which is the Professional level. It's a competitor to Github Codespaces. Remote development. My first thought is that it would be nice for topology development since it's difficult (in my experience) to iterate. Especially initial setup. License is open to all members of the opensciencegrid github organization.
  • Packaging of the shoveler?
  • Packaging of the python-scitokens?
  • Working on OSDF metrics for OSG Meeting.


None this week

OSG Release Team

  • Ready for Testing
    • OSG 3.5, OSG 3.6
      • osg-scitokens-mapfile 6
    • OSG 3.5-upcoming, OSG 3.6
      • XRootD 5.4.1
      • osg-xrootd
    • OSG 3.6
      • GlideinWMS 3.9.4
  • Ready for Release
    • OSG 3.6 upcoming
      • HTCondor 9.5.0 (blocked by osg-configure)


  • Announce container retention policy update with this week's release