[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot with virtual machines

Alexander Lorenz lorenz at testingtech.de
Fri Aug 18 13:52:26 UTC 2006

> While there may be some workarounds to make this possible (as others
> have already pointed out), I think what would really help here is
> support for load balancing as suggested here:
> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1524611&group_id=73177&atid=537004
> I initially suggested this in a mail back in April
> (http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=10215131&forum_id=32301)
> Unfortunately, neither got any attention from buildbot's developer(s)
> so far.
> Needless to say, a solution that could be merged back into buildbot
> would be most beneficial for other buildbot users.
> Regards,
> 		Stefan

you're absolutely right.
i've just read your proposal again.
you already _can_ assing a class of similar machines to one builder, 
like you requested , but the only way to manage slave assignment so far 
is the lock mechanisms. no semaphores yet, not to speak of outside world 
contact for load balancing.
you can do very primitive load balancing (one build per available slave) 
via builder slave locks though.



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