[Mageia-sysadm] on updates and reboot

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 14:30:23 CET 2010

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 13:04, Michael Scherer <misc at ephaone.org> wrote:
> Common knowledge would tell us that we should restart it on night ( or
> evening ) to minimize disruption for users. But this approach cause 2
> problem :
> - we are a global community, meaning that the sun always shine somewhere
> - in case of problem ( like reboot ), we will have to wait longer if we
> do not take in account the opening hour of our hosting provider ( Lost
> Oasis & Gandi )
> So I propose we do the various reboot and upgrade at noon, Paris time,
> or around 17h, so we can see if someone can go to take care of the
> servers at marseille ( Lost Oasis ).

Yes. And we would need a status website to notify maintenance/planned
or emergency operations - not a hurry, but at least a specific twitter
account - that would be re-published on a specific website/blog along
with more details when needed. Somehow like http://status.github.com/,
http://status.twitter.com/, http://status.blogger.com/,
http://status.typepad.com/ ? Just an idea (hosting the blog on a
separate service of course).

> For the gandi vm, I must confess that I do not know if :
> - we can get some kvm access
> - we can upgrade the kernel ( since everything is still running a older
> version of mandriva, I suspect there is a reason )

I believe the reason is "packaging the distribution" for the Gandi vm.
Maybe we can help them here.


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