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Re: [CFARM-REQUEST] GHC build bots on CompileFarm?

On Tue, 2012-02-07 at 22:34 +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Dear Laurent,
> I’m one of the Debian maintainers of the main Haskell compiler GHC. GHC
> itself has little resources to maintain GHC on exotic architectures, but
> Debian tries hard to provide a Haskell ecosystem on these. It would help
> a lot if there were GHC buildbots on these architectures, and I would
> like to volunteer to manage these, but I’m still looking for suitable
> hardware.
> Note that GHC is a big beast, it takes 29h and requires 4GB free disk
> space and preferably something around 6GB of RAM to build on a arm box.I
> think you need to take that into account when deciding upon this
> request.  I’d already be happy if I can do a test run every week or so. 
> GHC is BSD licensed (http://www.haskell.org/ghc/license), my
> contributions are mostly Debian package maintenance and a few minor
> patches.

Hi Joachim,

How do you manage to build something needing 6GB of RAM on arm machines?

We don't have such machine in the farm :).

Currently all of our arm machines are offline because they tend to be
not stable under load (the farm has 300 users), at least when I last
looked. I'm open to advice on how to setup arm machines to be useful for
build systems, if you have some Haskell/debian volunteers in France I
have a few arm machines around (I'm in Toulouse, and travel to Paris &
other cities from time to time).

For other architectures just apply for a farm account (send me your
ssh public key in attachment, and your prefered unix login).



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