[Buildbot-devel] Programmatic Slave status
Dustin J. Mitchell
dustin at v.igoro.us
Tue Feb 11 13:51:24 UTC 2014
On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 3:48 PM, Mick Jordan <mick.jordan at oracle.com> wrote:
> This seems to be related to whether I reconfig rather that restart the
> buildbot after making changes to master.cfg.
Ah, interesting. Because BuildSlave instances are so closely tied to
the current master/slave protocol, on a reconfig we do this weird
"consume the soul of your successor" operation, where the *old*
BuildSlave instance tries to copy all of the attributes of the new
BuildSlave instance and continue operating. That's been the source of
lots of weird bugs similar to this one.
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