[Buildbot-devel] Non-fatal disconnects?

Mark Pauley mpauley at apple.com
Fri Feb 16 19:13:16 UTC 2007

Can I take this opportunity to complain about how long it takes to  
build GHC?

Is this unavoidable?  It takes less time to build gcc on os x :(
I've seen my ghc builds run so long that I thought they were hung...
what gives?


On Feb 15, 2007, at 7:53 AM, Simon Marlow 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.
> Cheers,
>    Simon
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