Gerrit upgrade and basic systems updates 2016-02-27 @13:00 - 15:00 PST

Andrew Grimberg

What: The Linux Foundation will be upgrading Gerrit, Nexus and Jenkins
as well doing basic systems maintenance.

When: This work will be performed on Saturday February 27 (2016-02-27)
starting at 13:00 (1:00 PM) PST with service interruptions during all or
part of the 2 hour window.

Impact: Parts of the environment will go offline during system reboots
or application upgrades.

In particular Gerrit will be offline for up to 30 minutes as version
2.12 (the latest version) takes significantly longer to start due to the
added security components as well as the reindexing of the git repos.

Why: This will bring Gerrit, Nexus and Jenkins up to the latest
supported versions. The upgrade to Gerrit is needed to resolve one (or
more) outstanding issues that folks have been encountering around
sub-optimal Diffie-Hellman key exchanges. The systems maintenance is for
applying currently outstanding security updates.

A message will be sent out to the the mailing lists as well as a the
#fdio IRC channel when the work is about to start and again when it is
about to be completed. Please let me know if there are any concerns or
questions about this work.


Andrew J Grimberg
Systems Administrator
The Linux Foundation