[Buildbot-devel] Non-fatal disconnects?

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 15:53:53 UTC 2007

Hi there,

The GHC project has just set up a buildbot: 
http://darcs.haskell.org/buildbot/all/.  The single biggest problem we have is 
that some of our clients get accidentally disconnected during a build, probably 
the main reason being flaky firewall setups.  There's not a lot we can do about 
this, unfortunately.  Builds take several hours, making it all the more likely 
that a disconnect occurs during a build.

I wonder if it would be possible to make transient disconnections non-fatal, 
such that a disconnection wouldn't interrupt an ongoing build, as long as the 
connection was restored within a suitably short time period?  I think this would 
be our #1 feature request as far as improving our buildbot experience goes.


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