Thoughts and question about MM2's UMDL script
pingou at pingoured.fr
Mon Jun 29 09:18:54 UTC 2015
On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 01:45:01PM -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:00:37 +0200
> Adrian Reber <adrian at lisas.de> wrote:
> > > > * Readable status of directories
> > > > The Directory table has a 'readable' property, none of our
> > > > directories is not readable.
> > > >
> > > > Question is: what is the use-case for this boolean?
> > >
> > > Could it be for when we have a release about to come out, but it's
> > > not readable to the public yet? Typically we stage a release on
> > > friday and until the actual release on tuesday the directory isn't
> > > open, only mirrors with the acls can sync it.
> > Yes, that's also what I remember about it. Although I am not sure if
> > we still need it. As we bitflip much earlier we have the chance to
> > crawl everything before the release. The last few releases we even
> > didn't use the data under releases but under development for the
> > first few weeks. So this functionality has become pretty useless with
> > the current release mechanism.
> I'm not sure I agree. ;)
> We stage a release friday with the directory closed.
> True, we have been doing the bit-flip sooner, but usually it's late
> monday night so more mirrors will be synced for the release tuesday
> So, if we remove this, what happens friday->monday night?
> ie, what does property do? Does it use the info for seeing if something
> is up to date, or just if it's set it doesn't give out metalinks with
> those paths? or ?
Matt, do you remember how the 'readable' property works?
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