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OSG Technology Area Meeting, 20 December 2022


  • BrianL out Dec 22 - Jan 2
  • Mat out Dec 23 - Dec 27
  • Carl out Dec 29

Triage Duty

  • This week: Mat
  • Next week: TimT
  • 13 (+3) open FreshDesk tickets
  • 0 (+0) open GGUS ticket

Jira (as of Monday)

# of tickets Δ State
242 -4 Open
20 +0 Selected for Dev
21 +1 In Progress
18 +0 Dev Complete
4 +2 Ready for Testing
0 -6 Ready for Release

OSG Software Team

  • AI (Mat):
    • Deploy OSPool environment changes from "main-canary" to "main" and "main-gpu"
    • Deploy OSPool prepare-job-hook into "main-canary"
    • Add extra debugging to XRootD
  • AI (Carl):
    • EL9 support next items:
      • EL9 VMU images (debug VMs with vnc).
      • EL9 spreadsheet link is in SOFTWARE-5416; divide and conquer with Mat over the next few weeks.
      • Note no HTCondor 10.0 or dependent pkgs for el9 release; need to wait for 10.2.0 in upcoming.
      • A few pkgs will have version differences.
  • AI: add resource-based OSDF lookups to Topology and the xcache container
  • AI (BrianL): NVidia GPU osgvo-docker-pilot


  • Topology contact registrations are now self-service in comanage.

  • Mat/Carl: next couple weeks:

    • Take a look at plates; backlog of tasks that you'd like to do but haven't had time to do.
    • Fine as long as we're making progress on el9 and ospool.
    • If there's no ticket make one.
    • BrianL may add some wishlist items.

Support Update

  • University of Arkansas Little Rock (BrianL): help them register an ORCID account for use with the OS Registry
  • CMS SW (BrianB, BrianL, Mat, TimT): assist them with OSG 3.5 software dependency issue
  • Carl UConn CC* gratia issue Richard T. Jones; resolved
  • There's an XRootD 5.5 issue; see (will put in known issues for OSG release notes)

OSG Release Team

6 RFT; and of those 2 are condor, which we'll ignore; the rest are el9. Will do a release this Thursday, mainly for re-signed rebuilds for old gpgkey. Untagged XRootD.

  • 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


  • BrianL recommends WFH if blizzard