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SirMordred is the tool used to coordinate the execution of the GrimoireLab platform, via a configuration file. Below you can find details about the different sections composing the configuration file.

General Sections


  • arthur (bool: False): Use arthur for collecting items from perceval
  • arthur_url (str: None): URL for the arthur service
  • password (str: None): Password for connection to Elasticsearch
  • redis_url (str: None): URL for the redis service
  • url (str: Elasticsearch URL (Required)
  • user (str: None): User for connection to Elasticsearch


  • autorefresh (bool: True): Execute the autorefresh of identities
  • autorefresh_interval (int: 2): Time interval (days) to autorefresh identities
  • password (str: None): Password for connection to Elasticsearch
  • url (str: Elasticsearch URL (Required)
  • user (str: None): User for connection to Elasticsearch


  • bulk_size (int: 1000): Number of items to write in Elasticsearch using bulk operations
  • debug (bool: True): Debug mode (logging mainly) (Required)
  • log_backup_count (int: 5): Number of rotate logs files to preserve
  • log_handler (str: file): use rotate for rotating the logs automatically
  • log_max_bytes (int: 104857600): Max number of bytes per log file
  • logs_dir (str: logs): Directory with the logs of sirmordred (Required)
  • min_update_delay (int: 60): Short delay between tasks (collect, enrich ...)
  • scroll_size (int: 100): Number of items to read from Elasticsearch when scrolling
  • short_name (str: Short name): Short name of the project (Required)
  • update (bool: False): Execute the tasks in loop (Required)
  • aliases_file (str: ./aliases.json): JSON file to define aliases for raw and enriched indexes
  • menu_file (str: ./menu.yaml): YAML file to define the menus to be shown in Kibiter
  • global_data_sources (list: bugzilla, bugzillarest, confluence, discourse, gerrit, jenkins, jira): List of data sources collected globally, they are declared in the section 'unknown' of the projects.json
  • retention_time (int: None): the maximum number of minutes wrt the current date to retain the data


  • community (bool: True): Include community section in dashboard
  • kibiter_default_index (str: git): Default index pattern for Kibiter
  • kibiter_time_from (str: now-90d): Default time interval for Kibiter
  • kibiter_url (str): Kibiter URL (Required)
  • kibiter_version (str: None): Kibiter version
  • kafka (bool: False): Include KIP section in dashboard
  • github-repos (bool: False): Enable GitHub repo stats menu. Note that if enabled, github:repo sections in the setup.cfg and projects.json should be declared
  • gitlab-issues (bool: False): Enable GitLab issues menu
  • gitlab-merges (bool: False): Enable GitLab merge requests menu
  • mattermost (bool: False): Enable Mattermost menu
  • code-license (bool: False): Enable code license menu. Note that if enabled, colic sections in the setup.cfg and projects.json should be declared
  • code-complexity (bool: False): Enable code complexity menu. Note that if enabled, cocom sections in the setup.cfg and projects.json should be declared
  • strict (bool: True): Enable strict panels loading
  • contact (str: None): Support repository URL


  • collection (bool: True): Activate collection of items (Required)
  • enrichment (bool: True): Activate enrichment of items (Required)
  • identities (bool: True): Do the identities tasks (Required)
  • panels (bool: True): Load panels, create alias and other tasks related (Required)
  • report (bool: False): Generate the PDF report for a project (alpha)
  • track_items (bool: False): Track specific items from a gerrit repository


  • load_eclipse (bool: False): Load the projects from Eclipse
  • projects_file (str: projects.json): Projects file path with repositories to be collected group by projects
  • projects_url (str: None): Projects file URL


  • config_file (str: report.cfg): Config file for the report (Required)
  • data_dir (str: report_data): Directory in which to store the report data (Required)
  • end_date (str: 2100-01-01): End date for the report (Required)
  • filters (list: []): General filters to be applied to all queries
  • interval (str: quarter): Interval for the report (Required)
  • offset (str: None): Date offset to be applied to start and end
  • start_date (str: 1970-01-01): Start date for the report (Required)


  • affiliate (bool: True): Affiliate identities to organizations (Required)
  • autogender (bool: False): Add gender to the profiles (executes autogender)
  • autoprofile (list: ['customer', 'git', 'github']): Order in which to get the identities information for filling the profile (Required)
  • bots_names (list: []): Name of the identities to be marked as bots
  • database (str: sortinghat_db): Name of the Sortinghat database (Required)
  • host (str: mariadb): Host with the Sortinghat database (Required)
  • identities_api_token (str: None): API token for remote operation with GitHub and Gitlab
  • identities_export_url (str: None): URL in which to export the identities in Sortinghat
  • identities_file (list: []): File path with the identities to be loaded in Sortinghat
  • identities_format (str: sortinghat): Format of the identities data to be loaded
  • load_orgs (bool: False):
  • matching (list: ['email']): Algorithm for matching identities in Sortinghat (Required)
  • no_bots_names (list: []): Name of the identities to be unmarked as bots
  • orgs_file (str: None): File path with the organizations to be loaded in Sortinghat
  • password (str: ): Password to access the Sortinghat database (Required)
  • reset_on_load (bool: False): Unmerge and remove affiliations for all identities on load
  • sleep_for (int: 3600): Delay between task identities executions (Required)
  • strict_mapping (bool: True): rigorous check of values in identities matching (i.e, well formed email addresses)
  • unaffiliated_group (str: Unknown): Name of the organization for unaffiliated identities (Required)
  • user (str: root): User to access the Sortinghat database (Required)


  • project (str: TrackProject): Gerrit project to track (Required)
  • raw_index_gerrit (str: ): Name of the gerrit raw index (Required)
  • raw_index_git (str: ): Name of the git raw index (Required)
  • upstream_raw_es_url (str: ): URL with the file with the gerrit reviews to track (Required)

Backend Sections

In this section, a template of a backend section is shown. Further information about Perceval backends parameters are available at:

[backend-name:tag] # :tag is optional

  • collect (bool: True): enable/disable collection phase
  • raw_index (str: None): Index name in which to store the raw items (Required)
  • enriched_index (str: None): Index name in which to store the enriched items (Required)
  • studies (list: []): List of studies to be executed
  • backend-param-1: ..
  • backend-param-2: ..
  • backend-param-n: ..

Enrichment params

Some backend sections allow to specify specific enrichment options, listed below.

  • node_regex: regular expression for extracting node name from builtOn field. This regular expression must contain at least one group. First group will be used to extract node name. More groups are allowed but not used to extract anything else.

Studies Sections

In this section, a template of a study section is shown. A complete list of studies parameters is available at:

[studies-name:tag] # :tag is optional

  • study-param-1: ..
  • study-param-2: ..
  • study-param-n: ..

Data Sources File Sections

The data sources file (typically named projects.json) is aimed to describe the repositories grouped by project that will be monitored on your dashboard.

The project file enables the users to list the instances of the software development tools to analyse, such as local and remote Git repositories, the URLs of GitHub and GitLab issue trackers and the name of Slack channels. Furthermore, it also allows the users to organize these instances into nested groups, which structure is reflected in the visualization artifacts (i.e., documents and dashboards). Groups can be useful to represent projects within a single company, sub-projects within a large project such as Linux and Eclipse, or the organizations within a collaborative project.

  1. First level: project names
  2. Second level: data sources and metadata
  3. Third level: data source URLs

There are some filters and a special section:

  • Filter --filter-no-collection=true: This filter is used to show old enriched data within the dashboards from repositories that don't exist anymore in upstream.
  • Filter --filter-raw and the section unknown: The data sources will only collected at the section unknown but this allow to add the same source in different sections to enrich using the filter --filter-raw.
  • Section unknown: If the data source is only under this section it will be enriched as project main.
    "Chaoss": {
        "gerrit": [
            " --filter-raw=data.projects:CHAOSS"
        "git": [
        "github": [
            "https:/ --filter-no-collection=true",
    "GrimoireLab": {
        "gerrit": [
            " --filter-raw=data.projects:GrimoireLab"
        "meta": {
            "title": "GrimoireLab",
            "type": "Dev",
            "program" : "Bitergia",
            "state": "Operating"
    "unknown": {
        "gerrit": [
        "confluence": [

In the projects.json above:

  • The data included in the repo will be collected entirely since the repo is listed in the unknown section. However only the project GrimoireLab will be enriched as declared in the GrimoireLab section.
  • In the section Chaoss in the data source github the repository grimoirelab-perceval is not collected for raw index but it will enriched in the enriched index.
  • In the section GrimoireLab the metadata will showed in the enriched index as extra fields.
  • In the section unknown the data source confluence will be enriched as the project main.

Supported data sources

These are the data sources GrimoireLab supports:

  • askbot: Questions and answers from Askbot site
  • bugzilla: Bugzilla server
  • bugzillarest: Bugzilla server (>=5.0) using its REST API
  • confluence: Confluence server
  • discourse: Discourse site
  • gerrit: Gerrit server
  • git: Commits from Git
  • github: Issues and PRs from GitHub
  • gitlab: Issues and MRs from GitLab
  • gmane: Gmane messages (not working now)
  • hyperkitty: Messages from a HyperKitty archiver
  • jenkins: Builds data from a Jenkins server
  • jira: Issues data from JIRA issue tracker
  • mattermost: Messages from a Mattermost channel
  • mbox: Messages from MBox files
  • mediawiki: Pages and revisions from a MediaWiki site
  • meetup: Events from a Meetup group
  • nntp: Articles from a NNTP news group
  • phabricator: Tasks from a Phabricator site
  • pipermail: Messages from a Pipermail archiver
  • redmine: Issues data from a Redmine server
  • rss: Entries from a RSS feed server
  • slack: Messages from a Slack channel
  • stackexchange: Questions, answers and comments from StackExchange sites
  • supybot: Messages from Supybot log files
  • telegram: Messages from the Telegram server
  • twitter: Message from the Twitter server

The following sub-sections show how the data sources that is not an URL must be included in the data sources file in order to be analyzed.


GitLab issues and merge requests need to be configured in two different sections.

    "Chaoss": {
        "gitlab:issue": [
        "gitlab:merge": [

If a given GitLab repository is under more than 1 level, all the slashes / starting from the second level have to be replaced by %2F. For instance, for a repository with a structure similar to this one

    "Chaoss": {
        "gitlab:issue": [
        "gitlab:merge": [


For mbox files, it is needed the name of the mailing list and the path where the mboxes can be found. In the example below, the name of the mailing list is set to "mirageos-devel".

    "Chaoss": {
        "mbox": [
            "mirageos-devel /home/bitergia/mbox/mirageos-devel/"


For meetup groups it is only needed the identifier of the meetup group.

    "Chaoss": {
        "meetup": [


The way to setup netnews is adding the server and the news channel to be monitored. In the example below, the is the server name.

    "Chaoss": {
        "nntp": [


The information needed to monitor slack channels is the channel id.

    "Chaoss": {
        "slack": [


For supybot files, it is needed the name of the IRC channel and the path where the logs can be found. In the example below, the name of the channel is set to "irc://".

    "Chaoss": {
        "supybot": [
            "irc:// /home/bitergia/irc/percevalbot/logs/ChannelLogger/freenode/#atomic"


For twitter it is only needed the name of the hashtag.

    "Chaoss": {
        "twitter": [

Micro Mordred

Micro Mordred is a simplified version of Mordred which omits the use of its scheduler. Thus, Micro Mordred allows to run single Mordred tasks (e.g., raw collection, enrichment) per execution.

Micro Mordred is located in the /utils folder of this same repository. It can be executed via command line, its parameters are summarized below:

--debug: execute Micro Mordred in debug mode

--raw: activate raw task
--arthur: use Arthur to collect the raw data

--enrich: activate enrich task

--identities: activate merge identities task

--panels: activate panels task

--cfg: path of the onfiguration file
--backends: list of cfg sections where the active tasks will be executed

Examples of possible executions are shown below:

cd .../grimoirelab-sirmordred/utils/ --raw --enrich --cfg ./setup.cfg --backends git #  execute the Raw and Enrich tasks for the Git cfg section --panels # execute the Panels task to load the Sigils panels to Kibiter

Getting started

SirModred relies on ElasticSearch, Kibiter and MySQL/MariaDB. The current versions used are:

  • ElasticSearch 6.1.0
  • Kibiter 6.1.4
  • MySQL/MariaDB (5.7.24/10.0) There are 3 options to get started with SirMordred:

Source code

You will need to install ElasticSearch (6.1.0), Kibiter (6.1.4) and a MySQL/MariaDB database (5.7.24/10.0), and the following components:

Source code and docker

You will have to install the GrimoireLab components listed above, and use the following docker-compose to have ElasticSearch, Kibiter and MariaDB. Note that you can omit the mariadb section in case you have MySQL/MariaDB already installed in your system.

  restart: on-failure:5
  image: bitergia/elasticsearch:6.1.0-secured
  command: elasticsearch -Enetwork.bind_host= -Ehttp.max_content_length=2000mb
    - ES_JAVA_OPTS=-Xms2g -Xmx2g
    - 9200:9200

  restart: on-failure:5
  image: bitergia/kibiter:secured-v6.1.4-2
    - PROJECT_NAME=Development
    - NODE_OPTIONS=--max-old-space-size=1000
    - ELASTICSEARCH_URL=https://elasticsearch:9200
    - elasticsearch
    - 5601:5601
  restart: on-failure:5
  image: mariadb:10.0
    - "3306"
    - "3306:3306"
    - MYSQL_DATABASE=test_sh
  command: --wait_timeout=2592000 --interactive_timeout=2592000 --max_connections=300
  log_driver: "json-file"
      max-size: "100m"
      max-file: "3"

Only docker

Follow the instruction in the GrimoireLab tutorial to have SirMordred in a container

Setting up a Pycharm dev environment

This section provides details about how to set up a dev environment using PyCharm. The first step consists in forking the GitHub repos below and cloning them to a target local folder (e.g., sources).

Each local repo should have two remotes: origin points to the forked repo, while upstream points to the original CHAOSS repo. An example is provided below.

~/sources/perceval$ git remote -v
origin (fetch)
origin (push)
upstream (fetch)
upstream (push)

In order to add a remote to a Git repository, you can use the following command:

~/sources/perceval$ git remote add upstream

Then, you can download the PyCharm community edition, and create a project in the grimoirelab-sirmordred directory. PyCharm will automatically create a virtual env, where you should install the dependencies listed in each requirements.txt, excluding the ones concerning the grimoirelab components.

To install the dependencies, you can click on File -> Settings -> Project -> Project Interpreter, and then the + located on the top right corner (see figure below).


Later, you can add the dependencies to the grimoirelab components via File -> Settings -> Project -> Project Structure. The final results should be something similar to the image below.


Finally, you can use the docker-compose shown at Section source-code-and-docker, define a setup.cfg and projects.json, and run the following commands, which will collect and enrich the data coming from the git and cocom sections and upload the corresponding panels to Kibiter: --raw --enrich --cfg ./setup.cfg --backends git cocom --panels --cfg ./setup.cfg

Optionally, you can create a configuration in PyCharm to speed up the executions (Run -> Edit configuration -> +). The final results should be something similar to the image below.


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