Re: buildd queue starvation (Was: Re: Do not make gratuitous source uploads just to provoke the buildds!)
Wouter Verhelst <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> None of the documentation calls it a 'queue', in fact; only people not
> really involved in buildd stuff do.
Does that include you? In two recent messages, you referred to it as
> > I can see excellent reasons why age in the list shouldn't matter. But
> > package "priority" and "section" are extremely poor bases to decide
> > what the actual importance of a package is.
> Why would that be the case? You're telling me you think gnome-games is
> way more important than gcc for us to build?
No. I'm saying that when priorities are marked badly, the results are
disastrous. I'm also saying that a static ordering produces a
perverse incentive, especially when a priority is marked badly, not to
upload fixes for any other package.