On Thursday 24 November at 6 AM UTC, I will start a 4-hour maintenance window for the following Haskell services:
In particular, I expect the following outages:
downloads.haskell.org will be read-only for the duration of the window.
- No uploads
gitlab.haskell.org will be read-only for the duration of the window.
- No CI pipelines(!)
- No git pushes
- No commenting on issues or merge requests
gitlab.haskell.org will furthermore be entirely inaccessible very briefly.
- There will be 1-2 outages.
- Each outage will last a few seconds.
The reason for the maintenance is that our hosting sponsor, Equinix Metal, is performing a facilities migration. One of our servers, gitlab-storage, is slated for retirement. All data and services that run on that server must be moved to a new server.
I’m sending this first notification to a wide audience as an extra precaution in case something goes wrong. In reality, I expect this maintenance to only affect GHC developers and a small group of ecosystem maintainers. In particular, web access of https://downloads.haskell.org should not be affected by this maintenance.
I will send further updates to a smaller audience.
Note: The actual migration will be quick. Most of the maintenance window will be spent waiting for DNS propagation.
Haskell Foundation DevOps