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Re: blacklisting util-linux on ARM Ltd hosted buildds

On 08/21/2017 10:27 AM, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 08/21/2017 10:11 AM, Andreas Henriksson wrote:
>> The util-linux test-suite detects (intermittent) problems when running
>> on buildds hosted at ARM Ltd. The issue has been investigated and
>> also discussed with responsible people via #debian-arm. Unfortunately
>> no solution in sight (as it seems the responsible people lost interest
>> in investigating what's happening at their end).
>> I'm thus asking you to please blacklist all ARM Ltd hosted buildds
>> (for all (arm*) architectures) for building the util-linux package.
>> Once that's done please consider closing #872635 which contains some
>> additional info about this problem about the issue.
>> Right now I'm relying on give-backs and praying it doesn't end up
>> on ARM Ltd hosted or the doesn't trigger this build. It's annoying
>> and time-wasting. Unfortunately I don't have enough spare time or
>> motivation to continue enduring this.
> I guess two other options would be:
> a) Disable outbound network access altogether (likely hard)
> or
> b) Blackhole a.root-servers.net with a host firewall rule so that the
> test gets skipped
c) disable tests that use the network in the package itself


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