[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot with virtual machines

Stefan Seefeld seefeld at sympatico.ca
Fri Aug 18 14:29:42 UTC 2006

Alexander Lorenz wrote:

> 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.

I'm not very familiar with buildbot's internals, so I can't really comment
on technical details. But I think it would certainly be a good idea to
find an incremental path towards the end goal, where individual functionally
self-contained, small patches could be submitted. That would probably have
the most chances of getting considered for inclusion.

If multiple assignments are already possible as you say, it sounds as if
that would indeed be possible.



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