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Re: Debian needs more buildds. It has offers. They aren't beingaccepted.

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> writes:

> On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 01:57:50PM +0100, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> > Another "problem" are build timeouts. We had just last week a package on
> > crest that had hit the timeout twice (raised in between of course), because
> > crest was as usually loaded. There's surely a correlation between load
> > average and build times and therefore this relates to build timeouts as
> > well.
> I don't see how you would want to implement that reasonably, but if you
> can, sounds good.

Check the actual cpu time spend (is it getting any time or is the
buildd under load?) and the amount of major page faults (is it not
getting time because its swapping?).

> > Just as a third example, the current system is quite static. Packages are
> > distributed by the queue order, when the buildd itself doesn't have a packages
> > in one of its skip lists. Packages can not be raised in priority (or
> > lowered) when needed. 
> If that would ever be necessary, we could always manually build
> packages. I don't think it's a problem.


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