[Buildbot-devel] buildslave KILL=TERM then KILL

Jakub Gustak jgustak at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 12:57:54 UTC 2010

I am wondering if you ever considered to do 2 steps kill for
buildslaves (on timeout or interrupt) first try TERM and if this won't
work KILL sig.

Normally when you kill make it removes any targets which are being
worked on at the time since these are likely to be left in an
inconsistent state otherwise. When you kill -9 make doesn't have the
chance to do this. This result is that often the following build will fail
with a link error which can only be fixed by manually cleaning the
offending files - which are not easily found.

I can provide a patch for this functionality. Do you think it is
possible to get it included.

Does anyone think I will break any existing users configs?

Jakub Gustak

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