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Re: .d.o machines which are down (Re: Questions for the DPL candidates)

On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 07:08:14AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > For sparc, a second buildd was brought on-line on auric this year because
> > (IIRC) vore was not keeping up with the upload volume at the time; this
> > required effort on DSA's part to clear enough disk space to be able to run a
> > buildd, until which time sparc was holding some RC bugfixes out of testing.
> > If sparc had had a buildd in reserve, this would not have affected the flow
> > of development for sarge.  Auric is now off-line, as noted.

> My point exactly, though. It was a problem with CPU, not a problem with
> machine availability. Your alpha example is a case of hardware
> availability. I recall that same event, and no one had a spare alpha, or
> didn't have a place to host it. Alpha's a dead platform.

> If this e3500 dies, I can get another machine within days to replace it.
> I'll keep this Ultra2 (2x400mhz, 1gig ram) on standby in the event that
> something happens to it, so it can be used in the interim until I get a
> suitable replacement.

> How's that?

I don't know why you're asking me; I've already said that I would consider
this configuration acceptable for a release architecture, but that I
wouldn't recommend it to the Sparc porters.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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