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Re: Do not make gratuitous source uploads just to provoke the buildds!

Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> writes:

> Practically, buildd admins can notice a longer-than-usual queue and throw
> hardware at the problem, and that seems to work well enough, and we could
> reduce the rate of package inflow through various means, but the problem
> still remains -- the queue prioritisation *can* lead to starvation.  I'm not
> advocating that it be on the top of anyone's todo list to fix it, because we
> have relatively effective workarounds, but it's not healthy to say the
> problem does not exist, either.

What are these "relatively effective workarounds"?  I recall recently
hearing that the buildd admins don't want extra machines.  So what

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