Redesigning the autopkgtest controller/workers CI system for Ubuntu and Debian
Sorry for the delay.
>>>>> Martin Pitt <mpitt at debian.org> writes:
> Martin Pitt [2014-03-14 6:31 +0100]:
>> The problem is with storing the results in
>> swift. We have multiple writers and want to create a directory
>> structure which can be traversed reasonably effectively, i. e. we need
>> sortable file names. Either by having a counter at the end similar to
>> jenkins (trusty/amd64/foo/37) or by having a timestamp
>> (trusty/amd64/foo/20140314-150135) with extra .<number> suffixes on
>> collisions. But I see no documented way of doing this kind of "lock
>> this file name", "get me an increased global counter", or "start a
>> file system transaction" on swift, which makes swift fairly hard to
>> use for concurrent writes.
> My askopenstack question confirmed that swift has no such locking
> mechanism, and dir names simply need to be unique.
Yes, that was my understanding, swift is an object store not a
distributed file system (no lock nor rename at
> So I propose to use the date, time, and host name of the executor,
> which still sorts reasonably well, isn't too long, and also useful
> for humans to read, such as
I'm surprised the package version doesn't appear there tough.