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Re: Bits from the release team (freeze time line)

On Fri, 27 Dec 2013, Steve McIntyre wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 06:08:03PM +0100, Niels Thykier wrote:
> >
> >On a related note, DSA have concerns with the current arm* and mips*
> >hardware.  While there have been promises of new hardware to replace
> >some of the current buggy machines, the offers are currently not
> >leading to concrete results.  Porters of these architectures should
> >contact DSA and figure out a solution to avoid a situation where an
> >architecture is in jeopardy due to insufficient buildd or porter
> >machines.
> Ummm, WTH? We've been looking into possible *upgrades* to replace some
> of the armel and armhf buildds with faster and (ideally) more easily
> managed machines, but I *seriously* disagree with any suggestion that
> the current machines are "buggy". I can see that with the some of the
> known-buggy mips* machines, but I don't accept that the arm* machines
> could/should be classified this way.

I think I agree with you here.  Mips* is hard to come by and a real

Arm* is a slightly smaller issue because we have no way to remotely power
cycle the machines, and because a couple of them have died or developed
disk issues.  Other than that they seem to be fine.  Eventuallly
replacing the existing HW with newer stuff might still be nice, but it
is - at least IMO - not a blocker.

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