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Re: buildd timeouts

On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 11:08:58AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Hi
> Buildd has a 'feature' to check for a very specific type of hangs in
> builds, where the build would produce no output for a certain amount of
> time.
> Personally, I've started to question the usefulness of this 'feature'.
> In all the years that I've been a buildd maintainer, I cannot remember
> a single instance where the timeout hit because the build did actually
> hang

I have had two cases in an arm machine: bash and perl (or gcc, cant remember).
Both were stuck for hours or even days, and the timeout helpeed the queue to
be continued.

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