[Buildbot-devel] A scheduler to continuously run test cases

Bailey, Darragh dbailey at hp.com
Thu Feb 8 14:16:30 UTC 2007

Hi Patrick,

I suspect what you're looking for is a continuous scheduler. The
periodic scheduler is close to what you're looking for, except that it
will trigger a build whether or not one is running. Someone else will
have to answer, but if there is build already running, the new build may
just be ignored or may be queued to run afterwards. If it's just ignored
and it turns out that it's the next build triggered after the current
one is finished, that could still work you.

Alternatively, you could look at generating the binaries using buildbot
and using a dependent scheduler to run the tests. That way if no new
binaries are generated, the tests won't continue to run and hog
resources preventing a test run from starting straight after an update.

This should also work better if you have a pool of machines to run the
tests on and you expect to be updating the binaries before the last set

Darragh Bailey

Systems Software Engineer
Hewlett Packard Galway Ltd.
+353 91 75-4674

> -----Original Message-----
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> bounces at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Patrick Farrell
> Sent: 06 February 2007 11:39
> To: buildbot-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Buildbot-devel] A scheduler to continuously run test cases
> Hello,
> Thanks for the great piece of software. Buildbot has
> been extremely useful in improving code quality
> where I work.
> Some test cases for the project on which I work are
> long (12 hours plus). I would like to have a scheduler
> that runs these test cases continuously with the last
> built binary: that is, as soon as the test case
> terminates, run it again.
> I read through the documentation on the schedulers
> currently available, but couldn't see how to do this;
> is this possible with the ones currently coded?
> If not, could someone please give me some direction
> for coding the scheduler myself? If I manage to
> write it, I'd be happy to submit it upstream again.
> Thanks,
> --
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