[Buildbot-devel] Non-fatal disconnects?

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Thu Feb 15 16:28:16 UTC 2007

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:53:53 +0000, Simon Marlow <simonmarhaskell at gmail.com> wrote:
>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.

I second this feature request. :)


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