[Buildbot-devel] Acceptable dependency versions for patches?

David Bolen db3l.net at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 09:34:16 UTC 2007

"Dustin J. Mitchell" <dustin at zmanda.com> writes:

>> * A scheduling fix (which I emailed about previously) to handle cases of
>>   clock jumps such as when running under VMWWare.
> I'm excited about this change -- it doesn't sound like it has any
> compatiblity implications, though, right?

It shouldn't - in fact I expect it would have no impact on virtually
all typical systems, aside from those where the clock can make large
discrete jumps (as can occur with FreeBSD under VMWare, for example).

On such systems, the execution of the periodic ping and/or the timeout
of the connection to the master upon no response may be delayed from
the scheduled time (well, already is even with the current code), but
no more than the inaccuracy of the clock.  My suggested change avoids
an erroneous disconnect from the master (thinking it unresponsive) due
to such clock "jumps".

-- David

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