Generating avatars is easy, if we modify the migration command to look for existing avatar images, we can probably pre-generate 140,000 of them and save some time during the migration itself. We'll still want it to pick up anyone new, and to make sure TikiUsers have Django Users and Profiles, and I'm uncomfortable running a giant SQL update on tables as crucial as users_users and auth_user, when the migration is idempotent as-is. So we should still run the management command on prod, but saving time is a win. If we can't get to this, nothing is broken it just takes a little longer.
https://github.com/jsocol/kitsune/commit/f618255d5 Before the 14th, I'll do one more run through of this and generate the first 140,000 or so, then we can save time during the release. In the testing I did, I got inconsistent results, that changed dramatically based on how many avatars I was handling. They were all better, but they varied between 20-50% improvements.
Closed as [qa-]