WLCG-OSG-EGEE Ops' Minutes Mon 28 Sep 2009


  • GLUE 2.0 enabled BDII now in production.
  • Follow of on the security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel (CVE-2009-2692 and CVE-2009-2698).
  • Announcement to all sites that they must update to the most recent version of WMS available
in gLite 3.1 (glite-WMS 3.1.21-0) by the end of October.



  • Asia Pacific ROC: absent
  • Central Europe ROC: Malgorzata Krakowian
  • OCC / CERN ROC: John Shade, Nick Thackray, Antonio Retico
  • French ROC: Rolf Rumler
  • German/Swiss ROC: Wen-Mei
  • Italian ROC: Paolo Veronesi, Cristina Aiftimiei
  • Northern Europe ROC: Vera Hanspe
  • Russian ROC: absent
  • South East Europe ROC: Marios Chatziangelou
  • South West Europe ROC: Christian Neissner
  • UK/Ireland ROC: Jeremy Coles
  • GGUS: Torsten Antoni
  • GOCDB: absent


  • WLCG Service Coordination: absent

WLCG Tier 1 Sites

  • ASGC: absent
  • BNL: absent
  • CERN site: absent
  • FNAL: absent
  • FZK: absent
  • IN2P3: Pierre Girard
  • INFN: absent
  • NDGF: absent
  • PIC: absent
  • RAL: Gareth Smith
  • SARA/NIKHEF: Absent
  • TRIUMF: Absent



LHC Experiments

  • ATLAS: absent
  • LHCb: absent
  • CMS: absent
  • ALICE: absent

Feedback on Last Week's Minutes

None was given.

EGEE Items

Grid Operator Hand Over on Duty

  c-COD Team
To ROC Italy

  • Site BEgrid-UGent (NE) has a ticket (GGUS Ticket-ID: 50950) which has been specifically raised to C-COD as there has been no response from the site. This issue/ticket has been in this state for over a week.

NE ROC to suspend the site.

  • Site MY-MIMOS-GC-01 (AP) has a ticket (GGUS Ticket-ID: 51135) where the site has been unresponsive. The problem is an APEL problem, and Vera requested that they act on this again. It might actually be a problem at the other end, but she had no way of verifying this. (AP sent an email last week saying that they are waiting for a reply from the central registration service.)

Gareth volunteered to contact the Accounting team to follow this up.

Sites Considered For Suspension

PPS Reports and Issues

gLite Release News

gLite 3.2 Update 05
  • Bugfixes in GFAL v1.11.8-2 and lcg_utilv1.7.6-1 (PATCH:3119)
  • new lcg-infosites version solving bug 38922 SL5/x86_64 (PATCH:3159)
  • SWAT (on WN) (PATCH:3172)
    • glite-swat (Site Wide Area Testing) is a replacement for grid-cm (Grid Configuration Monitoring)
  • GLUE 2.0Enabled BDII SL5/x86_64 (PATCH:3206)
  • YAIM core(PATCH:3106)
    • Several new variable added in site-info.def
  • YAIM Clients (PATCH:3106)
    • New site-info variables
    • New function to configure the new myproxy server and clients.
    • SL5 related bug fixes
gLite 3.1 Update 55
  • Update of the ICE component of the WMS (PATCH:2862)
    • Improvements in performance and scalability
    • Improved use of memory
    • Use of jobdir instead of filelist as input for ICE
  • Bugfixes in GFAL v1.11.8-2 (PATCHES:3197,3198)
With respect to what previously announced the content of this update has been modified:
  • the release of CREAM 1.5 (PATCH:2666) has been postponed
  • Bugfixes to GFAL were added

EGEE Items From ROC Reports

  • None found.
N.B. AP, CERN, France, Italy, Russia hadn't validated their reports by 14:00 !!

Grid Service Interventions

Consult links on the agenda page.

  • Heads-up about a nominally transparent intervention at FZK-LCG2 tomorrow: 29-09-2009, 8:00 - 10:00 UTC. Due to the application of an Oracle patch, GridKa/DE-KIT's LHCb 3D/LFC database is at risk. In addition, front-end update to LFC 1.7.2-4.


  • REMINDER: Security vulnerabilities

Last month several alerts were sent to all sites about critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel (CVE-2009-2692 and CVE-2009-2698). A number of sites in the academic community have subsequently reported root compromised hosts via these vulnerabilities. Yet, it appears a significant number of EGEE sites have still not applied the security patches - it is essential to actively and urgently ensure all the sites in your region have applied these security patches.

France and UK said that some sites have applied the security patches but still show up as "bad" in the testing.
[Information provided after the meeting] This information (with details) should be passed on to the region's OSCT representative, who will then pass it on to the developers.

Call to encourage sites to move to the most recent version of WMS available in gLite 3.1, which corresponds to glite-WMS 3.1.21-0 in the gLite repository (known with the nick name of WMS 3.2) This update contains a new release of the WMS which is a complete redesign of the service. For a summary of the changes introduced in this version, please check these web pages: https://twiki.cnaf.infn.it/cgi-bin/twiki/view/EgeeJra1It/ReleaseNotes2597 http://web.infn.it/gLiteWMS/index.php/information/38-software/59-320relnotes NOTE that at last week's GDB, WLCG agreed to request all WLCG sites to upgrade to this version by the end of October.

OSG Items

Newly Created Action Items

Assigned to Due date Description State Closed Notify  
Main.OCC 2007-03-05 Example Action Item 2007-03-06 SteveTraylen   edit

Review of Open Action Items

Open Action Items

IdSubmitterDescriptionCreationDueAssigned To 

Actions Closed in Last 20 Days

IdSubmitterDescriptionCreationDueAssigned ToClosed 



Next Meeting

The next meeting will be Monday, 5 Oct 2009 14:00 UTC (16:00 Swiss local time).

  • Attendees can join from 13:45 UTC (15:45 Swiss local time) onwards.
  • The meeting will start promptly at 14:00 UTC (16:00 Swiss local time).
  • To dial in to the conference:
    • Dial +41227676000
    • Enter access code 0148141

These minutes can only be changed by members of:

Edit | Attach | Watch | Print version | History: r2 < r1 | Backlinks | Raw View | WYSIWYG | More topic actions
Topic revision: r2 - 2009-10-02 - unknown
    • Cern Search Icon Cern Search
    • TWiki Search Icon TWiki Search
    • Google Search Icon Google Search

    EGEE All webs login

This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platform Powered by Perl This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright & by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Ask a support question or Send feedback