[Buildbot-devel] Windows TLC needed

Marc-Antoine Ruel maruel at chromium.org
Mon Feb 1 21:33:17 UTC 2010

2010/2/1 Marcus Lindblom <macke at yar.nu>:
> On 2010-02-01 17:37, Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:
>> I think we would all like to have buildbot 0.8.0 work much better on Windows.
>> So please, if you have some windows experience, can you jump in and help out?
> I just remembered that I think the old Twisted wart might be responsible
> for some problems here. The issue is, IIRC, that Twisted doesn't shut
> down process trees on Windows properly.

We use a hackish workaround for that, search for "taskkill" in

You can diff it with
to get the exact changes.


> http://buildbot.net/trac/ticket/77
> http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/ticket/2726
> This has been up on this list before, and did get some attention just
> before christmas, by Ben Hearsum.
> That patch did help me to run a real setup some years ago, but I haven't
> been needing it on current setup yet. I don't know if it helps with the
> tests, but all those "cant create basedir" seems to indicate that there
> are left-over processes still running.
> Cheers,
> /Marcus
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