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Re: bits from the release team: release goals, python, X.org, amd64, timeline

On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 02:18:19PM +0200, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 02:01:19PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > BTW, can you tell me anything about the dip in
> > http://buildd.debian.org/stats/graph2-quarter-big.png for m68k?  Seems to be
> > heading in the wrong direction again for being a release candidate.  I see
> > 12 buildds actively uploading packages for m68k, is this too few or is there
> > some other problem?

> Hmmm, when I compare your graph with my graph on
> http://unstable.buildd.net/buildd/m68k_stats.png it seem that the drop is
> caused by a bunch of packages in Needs-Build queue. 
> The total number of installed packages (>5900) is ok for me. 

> There are >120 packages in Building which might be caused by a bad
> coincidence of one buildd admin going on vacation and network problems of
> two of his buildds, so that buildd logs couldn't be handled. 

> And you may have noticed that one or the other buildd was shutdown lately,
> because there was too less work for them. Tanda for example is usually
> powered off, but gets reactivated when there is a peak in the needs-build
> queue. Sadly one buildd (akire) is idle because its new ssh pubkey wasn't
> added after a disk crash. 

> After all, nothing serious to worry about, IMHO.

Well, the stats have continued dropping since then, now down by about 1.5%
in less than a week.  The last such dip on the graph seems to have taken
about a month to recover from, so I'm not sure it's accurate to say m68k is
currently keeping up with the load?  Then again, the last such period shows
similar dips for most other archs, so perhaps this wouldn't be an issue at
all if m68k weren't so close to the redline in the first place.

So I guess if the current dip doesn't look out of the ordinary to any of the
porters, we can wait and see.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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