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Graham Williamson
Graham Williamson
Personal information
Location: Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Birthday: Private
GPG key: 4570527F
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Twitter: 00willo
GitHub: 00willo

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FAS name: willo
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As a Contributor

  • Create a badge
  • Package some "stuff" for both Fedora and EPEL

Skill Areas

HIGH: Sys Admin (RHEL 6/7), networking, security

MEDIUM: Python




Just random links for me to followup on


Groups I'm contributing too

General Wiki Contributions

Pages I'm actively maintaining

  • None yet...

Pages I'm interested in

Questions or Tasks that I could do

Q or T

  • Is there an FAQ somewhere?
    • How to create an FAQ easily out of IRC? - the problem to solve, at least reduce the same question over and over
  • Follow on to FAQ - How can I search IRC channels for questions that have likely already been asked?
    • See idea, I'm mulling over
  • Why is ansible on and not like the rest include infra-docs?
  • TASK IDEA - Make a walkthrough - How to submit your first ansible patch?
  • Is there a reason for not having an elastic stack or some other setup for searching logs? - ie, easier searching and drill down of /var/log/merged from log01.phx2. Possibly other logs could go in. Ansible would make light work of deploying logstash to configure and ingest logs. Could get really big storage wise. Maybe POC on stg or something else small and bite-size to see it's usefulness. Massive insight into the unknown is potentially missing and opportunity to extract useful metrics that are otherwise difficult to see. Can export to graphana for awesome vis.
  • Grafana to display collectd, statsd, anything else that's in graphite.
  • log01.phx2 system_ident needs updating
  • When is best time to use IRC vs email? Maybe list when coverage of majority of people work times. So someone can know, if it's a good time to ask on IRC around now.
  • hostinfo or sysinfo zodbot command like fasinfo.
    • could be useful, pulll from system_indent somehow and apps.fp.o maybe
  • add misc help to Zodbot wiki and also note in fi_apprentice page.
  • What actions on should be done on discovering a possible problem? report #fedora-noc, #fedora-admin, both, ticket in infrastructure?
  • Suggest edit to status.fp.o on action for user to take on finding a problem and all is green.
  • How useful are the other tags in the easy_fix list?
  • TASK: create process overview on how changes are implemented. IE describe change management system. Maybe already done in SOP, possibly??
  • Is there a newbie playground to set things up? Possibly containing test system data.

Ideas, I'm Mulling Over

  • Enable a way to search IRC logs without doing it yourself.
    • mailing list is easy - can be done via hyperkitty
    • Possible IRC archive solutions
      • - channel op to subscribe
      • roll our own - using some existing stuff like zodbot etc
  • Orientation SOP - is it targeted for sysadmin-main or fi-apprentice.

Old - Review shortly

  • Two ideas referenced from Fedora_Engineering/FY14_Plan
    • Improve Fedora Hosted - Something more like gitorious, gitlabhq, allura
      • | Allura seems to be way to go, keeping in line with current infra trends (python etc).
    • A Meeting App - next meetings, hot topics, who's saying what, etc. using meeting bot logs
      • fedmsg consumer (if meetingbot is a producer)
  • Idea site (possible name: idea-forge) - like
    • There were issues with ubuntu'd idea site, that may not (or may) be applicable here.
    • python version of something like that (ideatorrent - inactive) or