Configuration documentation (Was Re: GitLab is down: urgent)

Gershom B gershomb at
Fri Mar 19 18:21:47 UTC 2021

Cc: admin at which remains (since it was set up over five?
years ago) the contact address for haskell infra admin stuff. There's
also, as there has always been, the #haskell-infrastructure irc

This all _used_ to be on phabricator (and was on the haskell wiki
before that) but it wasn't really suited to port over nicely to
gitlab. At the request of the still-forming working group for HF, a
repo was created on github with key information and policy, and sent
to the HF, which should have this documented somewhere already:

I'll go back and try to read earlier in the thread, if I was cc'd,
because I'm just now looped in?

I.e. I see from the message "gitlab is down" but other than that I'm
not sure exactly what is at issue?



Here's the info I sent the committee last time it asked:

here's the full list of servers. benley (Benjamin Staffin) has been
using the two boxes as his tests for mailman migration. the various
servers tagged bgamari are all the ghc specific ones. the three
hackage servers are matrix, docbuilder, and hackage proper. the two
consolidated servers are misc-services-origin and www-combo-origin.

here's info on packet's elastic block storage:

its a bit fiddly, but we have it working at this point.

Davean, Herbert, Ben and me are the ones who have keys on almost every
box, I think. Alp and Austin are both officially team members but I
haven't interacted with them much (austin is legacy, and alp may only
work with Ben on ghc stuff, idk).

Davean manages backups.

some significant subdomains hosted:,,,

there are some other smaller subdomains such as,, etc.

here are  the main static subsites of, most of which have
existed at those urls well prior to the existence of a
website beyond the wiki

alex    communities  ghc-perf  happy              hoogle  onlinereport

arrows  definition   ghcup     haskell-symposium  hugs    platform

cabal   ghc          haddock   haskell-workshop   nhc98   tutorial

Sadly, joachim didn't keep up ghc-perf which was nice while it was working.

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 2:13 PM <howard.b.golden at> wrote:
> Hi Richard, Gershom and Ben,
> I have access to the server that runs the Haskell wiki. There are other
> websites on that server as well. I can document them as well. I know
> that Gershom B. has done most (all?) of the work on that server. I ask
> him and the committee to send me or point me at whatever
> documentation they have already.
> I ask Ben and others with any documentation of to
> send me or point me at whatever they have already.
> I don't want to do this alone. Other volunteers are welcome! I also
> will abide by the Haskell Foundation and the committee in
> arranging this documentation according to their needs and preferences.
> Howard
> On Fri, 2021-03-19 at 17:32 +0000, Richard Eisenberg wrote:
> >
> >
> > > On Mar 19, 2021, at 12:44 PM, howard.b.golden at wrote:
> > >
> > > I would like to help however I can. I already maintain the Haskell
> > > wiki, and I would like to improve and document its configuration
> > > using
> > > devops techniques, preferably consistent with
> >
> > Thanks, Howard!
> >
> > I will try to take you up on your offer to help: do you think you
> > could start this documentation process more broadly? That is, not
> > just covering the Haskell Wiki, but also, say,
> > (You say you wish to document the wiki's configuration consistently
> > with, but I don't know that the latter is
> > documented!)
> >
> > Ideally, I would love to know what services hosts, who
> > runs them, and what happens if those people become unavailable.
> > There's a zoo of services out there, and knowing who does what would
> > be invaluable.
> >
> > Of course, anyone can start this process, but it takes someone
> > willing to stick with it and see it through for a few weeks. Since
> > Howard boldly stepped forward, I nominate him. :)
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Richard
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