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Re: Help requested: Packages which FTBFS randomly

Niels Thykier wrote...

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> On a related note: Having some way to declare minimum requirements for
> e.g. disk space and memory (a la "base GB usage + GB usage/core") used
> would be great.
>   Especially if it is available in metadata, so wanna-build can see
> whether it makes sense to assign a given package to a given build-node.

This is a charming idea altough I have doubt it will work out: As
usual the information has to be kept up-to-date, so unless it is
collected and verified every now and then automatically, it will
become unsuable pretty soon.

Otherwise, there are more things I could use in such a buildd routing
table: I remember I've seen packages failing to build

* when using eatmydata
* on sbuild using overlayfs
* using a qemu build chroot (Debian doesn't do this, other might)
* with /tmp on tmpfs on some archs

and it was nice I could reconfigure a (private) buildd's behaviour on
a per-package base, especially for those that could not be fixed by a
patch. This would allow me to continue using optimizations for the
packages that are less pick^W demanding about the build environment.


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