[Buildbot-devel] redundant array of inexpensive buildslaves

Ben Hearsum bhearsum at mozilla.com
Thu Nov 13 16:03:37 UTC 2008

You could probably have a first-run script that tweaks buildbot.tac,  
and then starts Buildbot. I'm not sure how'd you ensure uniqueness and  
known-ahead-of-time names though...

Another though is to have an include file, eg /etc/buildbot-name. The  
only contents of it would be a name. People would still have to tweak  
it manually and tell you the new name, but it would become a little  

On 13-Nov-08, at 10:57 AM, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote:

> Hi folks, i'm setting up a buildbot for an open-source project.  I  
> think
> i will eventually want about 50 distinct builds, on 6 or so  
> *different*
> buildslaves.  I've started setting it up; so far I have 12 builds on  
> two
> different buildslaves.  Each buildslave runs as a virtual machine.
> What i'd really like to do is email copies of these virtual machines  
> to
> other volunteers in the project and have them run them whenever
> possible.  I think this is not easily doable currently, because each
> buildslave needs a unique name, and needs its own entry in the  
> builders'
> 'buildslaves'.  So currently each person who wants to contribute  
> cycles
> to the buildbot would need to tweak the buildslave in the VM to have a
> unique name, and then I'd have to tweak the buildmaster to add that
> buildslave to the appropriate builders.
> Is there a better way to do what I'm trying to do?
> -- 
> Sebastian Kuzminsky
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