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Re: Sparc Ultra5 Autobuilder

On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 11:23:24PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 02:00:26PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Actually, another good reason for having multiple active autobuilders
> > is if one of them goes down for some reason (like the powerpc one is
> > at the moment); the other one can pick it up straight away. Possibly
> > you could set it up so the autobuilders alternate days or something,
> > so each gets a run.
> ...and then have twice the maintainence, twice the headache, and also
> have to worry about "where is the build log for this package"...

"where is the build log for this package" needs solving anyway, for the
case where multiple autobuilders are necessary (m68k, at least).

> Too much to worry about. I don't see where a 1-3 day down time should
> affect the archive all that much.

A 1-3 day down time probably wouldn't. A week or two's downtime (while
you're sick, or busy at work, or while you're waiting on some replacement
hardware, or whatever) otoh can easily start causing a backlog.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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