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Re: Some thoughts on the ARM build daemons

Lennert Buytenhek a écrit :
> On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 12:27:04AM +0200, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
>>>>> - tofee: up, building packages, sometimes stable-security.
>>>>> I think it is time to changes things. Our faster build daemons have a
>>>>> 233MHz CPU with 256MB of RAM, while there are way faster ARM CPU today.
>>>> How much faster is the fastest available ARM CPU compared to toffee?
>>> As in, the fastest ARM CPU that exists in the world?  As far as
>>> I know, that would be the 1.2 GHz Intel IOP342 (dual core.)
>> Are these publicly available and affordable?
> I think dev boards for the IOP342 are around $1600 if you buy them
> from Intel (will have to double-check that.)  I have an 800MHz
> version that I originally got for kernel work, and I think Martin
> Michlmayr has an 800MHz version as well.
> A 600MHz IOP80219 board (in the form of the Thecus n2100) is about
> $270 (USD) on newegg.com with 128M RAM (regular DDR DIMM socket,
> upgradable up to 512M) and no disk (takes two SATA disks.)  The
> machine that Bill Gatliff made available is of this type.
>> If so, let's replace the existing seven buildds with two IOP342;
>> it'll reduce the administrative overhead for DSA/buildd admins
> Is the number of build machines the current problem, though?
> If you never fix machines when they break, having 7 machines is better
> than having 2 machines, because if you lose 1 out of 2 machines you lose
> half of your build capacity, whereas if you lose 1 out of 7 machines,
> it's not a really big deal.

FYI, we currently have lost 4 out of 7 machines...

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