Week of 060828

Open Actions from last week:

Chair: James

GMOD: Piotr

SMOD: Ulrich


Log: Castor problems over weekend - gridmapfile mapping for maarten changed during sunday to dteamsgm; atals srm-durable filled up -impacted central SRM and all GSSDATLAS services. Problems with VOMS over the weekend- one RAC node went down, and problems when it started up again - ~6hours of problems sunday morning

New Actions:

  • CMS want the DB split for Central LFC to happen on wendesday - OK
  • Investiage problem with VOMS (Phys DB) - DONE
  • Investigate problem with Gridmap generation (James/Jan/Miguel) - DONE
  • CMS see bursts of errors (still continuing monday morning). - Michael to send timestamps, Miguel to investigate.


Log: Nothing

New Actions:


  • VOMS problem due to not using long JDBC strings and OCI - this prevented the app to failover while one node of the RAC was down. Procedure passed to the service admins
  • Problem on gridmap generation was old bug which is fixed in latest version. Details passed to service manager


Log: FTS Problems overnight. VOMS102 - TOMCAT_WRONG


  • FTS procedure to be checked since it didn't work properly overnight when run by operator (Gavin) - DONE
  • VOMS102 - mail was sent to one person, not list. (Harry/James) DONE
  • VOMS102 - why no automated procedure for restart ? (Harry)
  • New version lcg-gridftp-mon with cronjob (Maarten) - PENDING till next week
  • LHCb complain their traffic is not seen in GridView (Harry/Phool) - DONE


  • FTS problems caused by alice overloading FTS WS. Also some problems with stuck agents with DB locks - need to investigate. Dirk will see can they give us alarmas on rowlock contention
  • Michael reports FNAL-CERN is ok again - 21.7TB overnight
  • Phone quality still bad for people dialing in ;(


Log: Intervention went ok on LFC. CMS happy


  • Monb001 - needs reboot- open Remedy ticket (James) - DONE
  • Some glite rpms will be upgraded today on grid services (mostly R-GMA, edg-mkgridmap) (Jan) - SLC4 DONE, SLC3 on monday
  • Monitoring of essential daemons on RB needed (GMOD, James)

  • Alice have asked to replace their VOBOX (Harry)
  • CMS have asked for 2 'rb102's for production usage. Will need 1 new machine (prob from ALICE) and a WN for the test service currently on rb102. (Harry)


  • Gridview problem was down to how lhcbprod was mapped in GridView.
  • Lock contention still happening on FTS. Under investigation with DB + software experts
  • Security updates for SLC4 inc kernel have been released


Log: RAS


  • FTS - disable atuators when going into maintenance so we don't have to turn off monitoring (Gavin)
  • 4AM Gridftp alarms - use new lemon features to smooth out these transient regular alarms (Jan)
  • Update LFC_SLOWREADDIR to smooth out transient alarms (James) - DONE
  • Alice VOBOX to be replaced today (lxb2065) - Ulrich


  • Perf issues on RAID for RB's - in discussion with Linux.Support
  • C2SC4 cluster will be offline for 1 week starting 11sept. This is to create a castor2 public stager out of it, with a decicated "SC4" pool
  • CMS still in setup phase for the 150MB/s export

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