[Buildbot-devel] Discussion on source steps

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Sun Jun 12 02:19:05 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 7:16 PM, Alexander O'Donovan-Jones
<Alexander at ccpgames.com> wrote:
> Hah! Our branches are ~40GB! We gave up trying to use the standard Buildbot Perforce VCS steps for some of the issues you outlined, for example, if you modified a client spec mapping the branch to disk (such as adding an extra folder that you had previously omitted for brevity) it would clean out and force sync the entire thing, and then usually timeout due to the huge deluge of stdio input it would receive, causing the process to hang.

Yep, that sounds insane.


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