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Bug ID: 58997
Summary: Transition service groups to new globally unique names
Product: Wikimedia Labs
CC: abog...@wikimedia.org, rlan...@gmail.com
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The current service group scheme, while workable, has design issues that cause
problems with services global to all projects (NFS and databases being the
Proposed new implementation:
- Globally unique UID/GIDs (that, I believe, is already the case)
- Names in the form $projectname.$groupname (rather than local-$groupname)
- All service groups under a single OU (and not per-project OUs)
- usernames and group names must disallow '.'
Ideally, the division on what system to use should be per-region so that
functionality in pmtpa is not impaired while the new system is geared up in
(The change from one to the other implies changes in many system
settings/scripts, not all of which could be tweaked to understand both
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