[Labs-announce] IMPORTANT: Security reboots everywhere tomorrow

Andrew Bogott abogott at wikimedia.org
Wed Jun 21 13:56:49 UTC 2017

Reminder:  These reboots will start in about 5 minutes.

On 6/20/17 11:38 AM, Andrew Bogott wrote:
> Good morning!
> In order to plug a newly-revealed security hole, we need to upgrade 
> kernels everywhere and reboot everything.  I'll be doing this for all 
> instances and VM hosts tomorrow, 2017-06-21, beginning at 14:00UTC 
> (aka 7AM in San Francisco).
> Project admins should expect instances to be shut down for 10-15 
> minutes and then restarted at some point tomorrow.  I don't expect the 
> process to take absolutely all day, but it might.  If you have an 
> instance that is a special case and you need it to be restarted during 
> a more specific window, please respond to me directly with details 
> about what you need and we'll try to make it happen.
> These reboots should have minimal impact on things running in Tools, 
> although it's always good to keep an eye out -- some tools are unable 
> to recover from a shift between nodes and need a manual restart.
> Sorry for the inconvenience!
> -Andrew

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