[Buildbot-devel] Starting slaves on demand?

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 01:56:12 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 2:26 PM, john gale <john at smadness.com> wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2008, at 4:29 AM, Axel Hecht wrote:
>> I don't think that this is within the design of buildbot. The
>> infrastructure that buildbot uses to dispatch work onto a slave is
>> that the buildbot slave is running there.
>> Anything else seems to be out of scope.
> Yet there's obviously a flag somewhere that says a registered slave is
> online.

Buildbot masters keep persistent connections to each slave. (It's more
than just a flag.)

You might want to re-read Jean-Paul's idea - it seems pretty powerful,
while keeping the core of Buildbot using Twisted as before.

- Charles Lepple

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