Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bug in OSG 1.2.17: Please don't update

Hello everyone,

Today we discovered a bug in the most recent OSG software release (1.2.17, released on Monday, February 7th) that affects WLCG availability reporting for sites. Sites may go into an UNKNOWN state one day after updating.

If you have not yet updated to version 1.2.17, we recommend that you wait until version 1.2.18. We expect to release it on Tuesday, February 15th.

If you have already updated to version 1.2.17, an easy workaround exists; we will have details available tomorrow after we conclude an initial round of testing. If your site has already reported as UNKNOWN, the GOC can help update the accounting records so that your site is not incorrectly marked as UNKNOWN.

In addition, we have identified the reason that we missed this bug in testing, and we have updated our Integration Testbed procedures to catch this type of problem in the future.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Alain Roy
Open Science Grid Software Coordinator