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Re: Some thoughts on the ARM build daemons

In message <1180807249.8881.9.camel@betelgeuse>
          David Fokkema <dfokkema@ileos.nl> wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-06-02 at 15:37 +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > Lennert Buytenhek a écrit :
> > > 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...
> Obviously, I don't know anything about this and am not involved in any
> way. But this sounds serious. Recent talk about the current status of
> the arm port (oldabi, eabi) unsettles me. I only run it on a personal
> slug, but still... I like debian!

My work relies considerably upon Debian ARM efforts - both directly and
by indirectly work such as embedded distributions (ARM and otherwise)
and ARM kernel work. My interest is very much eabi rather than oabi.  If
what's really required is someone to look after a machine and be
accountable when it goes down, and hardware can be supplied, then I can
do this.  I can possibly make arrangements with my employer for this to
be part of my work.  If it's also required that I be a Debian developer,
then I can finally get around to completing my application.

I won't however be able to spend any time on fixing specific ARM
problems with packages unless it happens to directly affect stuff I'm
working on.

Hope this helps.

Peter Naulls - peter@chocky.org        | http://www.chocky.org/
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