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Re: Do not make gratuitous source uploads just to provoke the buildds!

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> Er, packages *do* eventually get built; they just don't get built in any
> kind of FIFO order.  

This is not true.  The current system has an unbounded wait time.  For
example, the effect of the Bug Squashing Party, which causes a bunch
of uploads to be queued, forces "extra" priority packages to make no
progress towards building, because all those optional packages shove
right in ahead.  This is true even when the "extra" priority package
is fixing a severity critical bug, and the optional packages are
fixing only, say, "important" bugs.

As evidence, I note that gnucash is moving *backwards* in the queue,
and as long as more uploads happen, it will continue to.  Therefore,
"just wait" doesn't actually mean that anything will happen.


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