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OSG Technology Area Meeting, 6 December 2022


Triage Duty

  • This week: Brian
  • Next week: Carl
  • 8 (-1) open FreshDesk tickets
  • 0 (+0) open GGUS ticket

Jira (as of Monday)

  • JIRA tickets exploding; moved a lot from IN PROG to OPEN.
# of tickets Δ State
244 +4 Open
19 -3 Selected for Dev
17 +2 In Progress
18 +2 Dev Complete
6 +0 Ready for Testing
0 +0 Ready for Release

OSG Software Team

  • AI (Carl): EL9 support next items
    • Create 'buildsys-*' packages (SOFTWARE-5391, SOFTWARE-5392)
    • Build 'fetch-sources' (SOFTWARE-5393)
  • AI (BrianL): NVidia GPU software-base image (SOFTWARE-5368)


  • Time limit on GHA jobs; may want to consider paid tier for github; cross that bridge when we get there.

  • Marco: what's the story with condor el9 support?

    • 10.2.0 will have el9 support
    • 10.0 LTS will not get el9 support (for reasons relating to cgroups support)
    • el7 EOL in May 2024 will trigger updates

Support Update

  • NERSC (Mat, BrianL, BrianB): spoke with XRootD devs about the missing VOMS thread and he suggested compiling with print statements. Atlas is very interested.
  • Carl: new issues:
    • fd-71210: OSG 3.6 and OSG connection to Wayne State compute resources
    • fd-71208: HTCondor-CE Hold jobs randomly (1/day) - Spooling input data
  • UConn (Derek, DaveD): Debug OSDF cache selection. Was always using KC cache rather than NYC. With Dave's help, debugged it to a bad entry in the geoip DB. Richard sent an update to the upstream DB, which was accepted.

OSG Release Team

  • Ready for Testing
    • osg-scitokens-mapfile 11
      • Support HEPCloud factory
    • XRootD 5.5.1
      • Fixes critical issue with XRootD FUSE mounts via xrdfs
    • CVMFS 2.10.0
    • GlideinWMS 3.9.6
      • adds token (and hybrid) support for Clouds (AWS/GCE)
    • XCache 3.3.0
      • Removed X.509 proxy requirement for an unauthenticated stash-cache instance
    • Vault 1.12.1
      • includes a fix to prevent a potential denial of service attack for HA installations
    • HTCondor 10.0.0
  • Ready for Release
    • Nothing yet


  • condor 10.0.0 / with upgrading from 9->10;
    • with gotchas:
      • mapfile pcre2 character classes
      • trust domain used to be derived from condor host; if trust domain changes need to re-issue tokens. THIS MAY BREAK SITES. Sites may not want to re-issue tokens; may want to go back to trust domain based on condor host.
      • Used to specify gpus with requirements section; now there's a request-gpu keyword: end users will have to change how they're doing this.