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Re: s390 not currently projected releasable

Scripsit Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org>

> Yes, it was a broken autobuilder, the only autobuilder, the others are
> blocked by the w-b admins.

How can something really be "blocked by the w-b admins"? The buildds
build .debs from publicly available source packages, don't they?  They
upload to the upload queues that are avaiable to every DD, don't they?

If a DD has a machine with cpu cycles to spend on an architecture
that's lagging behind, what's to stop them from just beginning to
build packages and upload them? The worst that could happen is a bit
of duplicated work, but that's hardly worse than having the box
sitting around idle until the big evil w-b admin takes pity on it.
If the architecture is _really_ lagging behind, the probability of
duplication work will not be large anyway.

For real cleverness one could try to second-guess the wanna-build
ordering (UTSL!) and build from the other end of the list. Then cycles
would only be wasted when the queue is nearly empty anyway.

Henning Makholm                       "Man vælger jo selv sine forbilleder."

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