Re: Do not make gratuitous source uploads just to provoke the buildds!
On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 02:26:43PM +0100, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> > > As it has been said earlier, the machines are back, but just need to
> > > catch up. So just waiting might be the easiest thing to do.
> > More machines can catch up faster than few can do.
> > When one machine out of a dozen machines is unavailable, it has less impact
> > than one machine failure out of two machines, although the chances will
> > raise that a machine will fail somewhen with more machines. But the impact
> > is less critical...
> > I can't understand why no additional machines are being accepted.
> Please clarify this with the wanna-build admin(s).
Been there, done that.
The short answer: "We don't want anyone else to play in our playground!"
The longer answer: "More machines mean more work for the the buildd admin.
Additional buildd admins for those archs are not wanted, because that would
need communication between the buildd admins."
Because w-b admins are the same persons as the buildd admin for certain
archs which give regular problems, you can guess, where the real problem