[Buildbot-devel] duplicate steps problem

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at zmanda.com
Fri Apr 3 00:04:31 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Chris Rivera <chrismrivera at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm using a BuildFactory with a large number of ShellCommands.  Buildbot
> (0.7.8) complains about duplicate steps when starting a build.  I found that
> setupBuild() in process/base.py appends numbers to the names of the steps
> (which is "shell" for ShellCommands), but stops and raises an exception
> after 100.  Is there any reason to put a limit on this?  It seems
> arbitrary.  Am I supposed to override ShellCommand and have it do something
> different with its name?

IIRC this has now been increased to 1000.  I don't know if there's a
good reason to have an arbitrary limit, other than that it could
potentially be a very long waste of CPU cycles..


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