[Buildbot-devel] FW: Buildbot buildmaster hardware recommendations

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Fri Jun 14 22:15:59 UTC 2013

Regarding performance, nine is designed to be much more
stream-oriented, so hopefully the memory consumption will be smaller.
I haven't seen a lot of actual *leaks* in the 0.8.x series, but it
certainly uses too much memory!  We have seen a case at Mozilla where
something - we don't know what - causes the consumption to shoot up by
a few GB, although it holds steady at that level afterward.

Nine is taking a long time, mostly due to my time constraints:
Mozilla's great and very flexible, but they don't pay me to hack on
Buildbot, so it's primarily a spare-time project for me(!).  I believe
Pierre has plans to work on part of it along with some other staff at
Intel, and it would certainly benefit the project if others were able
to devote a chunk of on-the-clock developer time to the project as
well.  When we're part of the SFC (soon!), another option will be
financial donations, which we can use to hire developers as fellows.
These developers are usually folks who would otherwise be doing
contract work, and can treat Buildbot as a contract job as long as
there's money available to pay the bills.

I'm happy to talk offline about this sort of thing, if it's a possibility.


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