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Re: s390 not currently projected releasable

Henning Makholm wrote:
> 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?

It needs e.g. to take P-a-s into account, for example.

> 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.

Not that clever. The list is ordered for a reason.


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