[Buildbot-devel] GitPoller fixes in 0.8.3p1

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Sat Jan 1 21:35:28 UTC 2011

The GitPoller in 0.8.3 doesn't work.  There have been a few bugs now
(#1745 and #1742) and several folks seeing problems in #buildbot.

In accordance with http://trac.buildbot.net/wiki/SupportPolicy, I'm
going to release 0.8.3p1 with fixes to the GitPoller.  The current
'master' is unstable because of the sqlalchemy work going on there, so
I cannot do a fresh 0.8.4 release without rolling much of that back.

Before I pull the trigger on 0.8.3p1, I'd like to get feedback that
this is working for some of the folks who had trouble.

If you're using GitPoller with 0.8.3 and have been having trouble,
please try installing
and let me know if the situation improves for you?

I've tested this by throwing 1000 changes at it, and it does not run
out of file descriptors.  It also correctly initializes a fresh
repository on startup, and does not re-create it on subsequent

If there are other critical bugs with simple, shovel-ready fixes that
you'd like to see in 0.8.3p1, please let me know.  I don't want an
open season on every defect, but we have fixes available we might as
well ship them sooner rather than later.


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