[Buildbot-devel] Full-Time buildbot developer available...!

Stefan Seefeld seefeld at sympatico.ca
Tue Feb 10 16:54:47 UTC 2009

Axel Hecht wrote:
> 2009/2/10 Stefan Seefeld <seefeld at sympatico.ca 
> <mailto:seefeld at sympatico.ca>>
>     Aleksandr Milewski wrote:
>     > Agreed, this is very high on my list.
>     >
>     > I'd also like to be able to subscribe a single buildslave to
>     multiple
>     > buildmasters.
>     >
>     Out of curiosity, what is the rationale for this ? While I can see it
>     being hard to maintain multiple buildmasters, build slaves are cheap,
>     and allowing them to serve multiple projects just complicates things
>     without much benefit.
> Interestingly enough, build slaves aren't as cheap as one would think. 
> Right now, we're running against the limits of our VMs at a few places 
> here at Mozilla, and we're already at a size where just adding another 
> machine doesn't really solve the problem.

OK, it seems I expressed myself poorly. I was certainly not suggesting 
that a build slave instance, executing one or multiple builders, was 
cheap. My point was that I couldn't see the advantage of one slave 
serving multiple builders / masters.
I fully agree that it is highly desirable to be able to restrict how 
many builders may run in parallel.



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