[Buildbot-devel] Please Help configuring BuildBot

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 13:33:15 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 9:28 AM, Alexey Eremenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, thanks for trying to explain but I still don't fully understand
> why have a hierarchy of 3: "factory/builder/buildslave".
> Isn't it more logical to have 2 levels of hierarchy: "application/bot"
> (I think it corresponds to factory/buildslave in buildbot language)
> without the builder?
> I'm criticizing and not saying it is bad to have 3 levels - I just say
> that I don't understand this concept.
> A matrix of 2 levels theoretically can accomplish every task. Isn't it?


It is possible to have a pool of buildslaves so that the builder could
theoretically choose the next available buildslave. (I believe there
is a ticket open that prevents the load balancing from working in

> Back to the other topic - the practise:
> Earlier I have sent "twistd-master.log" and "twistd-slave.log" - it
> clearly shows that despite forced build command sent via
> HTTP/Waterfall it does not begin execution.
> What could be wrong with my config?

>From master twistd.log:

2008-12-22 10:15:02+0000 [HTTPChannel,0,] web forcebuild of
builder 'buildbot-full', branch='', revision=''
2008-12-22 10:15:02+0000 [HTTPChannel,0,] but builder control
is disabled

See the last paragraph of

- Charles Lepple

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