[Buildbot-devel] new BuildBot "success story"

Stephen Davis stephendavis at mac.com
Thu Dec 9 01:41:23 UTC 2004

On Dec 8, 2004, at 4:37 PM, Justin Mason wrote:

>   - is there a way to pick up idle slaves, when the master is 
> restarted?
>     it appears that they must also be restarted to show up as online.
>     (it'd be nice if they could poll the server, and reconnect 
> gracefully
>     if the server conn dies.)

The slaves will reconnect to the master by periodically polling (well, 
they did last time I checked).  However, they have an exponential 
back-off algorithm which quickly reaches into ridiculously high 
intervals (days).  I've been meaning to look through the source and fix 
the default or make it a config option but haven't gotten around to it. 
  Unfortunately, that pretty much means that you need to restart the 
slave(s) if any significant amount of time has passed since the master 
went offline.


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