[Buildbot-devel] Non-fatal disconnects?

Minesh Patel mpatel at 2wire.com
Fri Feb 16 19:27:19 UTC 2007

Could it be possible to use a utility like screen 
http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_screen to be able to re-attach to a lost 
process. This would be helpful for those people that have firewall/drop 
connections issues. Any thoughts...


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> Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:25:46 +0100
> From: Benoit Sigoure <tsuna at lrde.epita.fr>
> Subject: Re: [Buildbot-devel] Non-fatal disconnects?
> To: Simon Marlow <simonmarhaskell at gmail.com>
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> 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).

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