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Re: Half the world being removed

Paul Gevers writes ("Re: Half the world being removed"):
> On 02-09-2022 13:00, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > I wonder if it would be possible to detect a sudden large increase in
> > the number of autoremovals, and stop the autoremoval system instead of
> > causing blaring klaxons for everyone in the project ?
> I disabled the cron job that sends out mail yesterday, so the massive 
> klaxons shouldn't go off (or are there klaxons I'm not aware of).

Well, personally I have a grep-excuses cron job that nags me daily
about autoremovals, becaue the official cron job is rather late.
Also it shows up in tracker.d.o for every package, DDPO, etc.

I think to properly silence the alarm it's necessary to prevent the
decision to autoremove, not just the warnings.  (There are other
obvious possible difficulties ...)

>  And 
> indeed such a check would be worth while. But to be fair, the code is in 
> Perl and I would be afraid that by adding the check I introduce more 
> bugs than I solve.

Do you have someone who will do code review for you ?  I hereby
volunteer.  (Send me mail off-list, or something.)


Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>   These opinions are my own.  

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