[Buildbot-devel] Non-fatal disconnects?

Benoit Sigoure tsuna at lrde.epita.fr
Fri Feb 16 08:25:46 UTC 2007

Quoting Simon Marlow <simonmarhaskell at gmail.com>:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> 	Simon

Hello Simon,

I would also love to have this feature in BuildBot, but in the mean time, you
can still connect your buildslaves to their buildmaster through a SSH tunnel
(SSH is quite good at keeping connections open).

SIGOURE Benoit aka Tsuna
  /EPITA\ Promo 2008, LRDE

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