[Buildbot-devel] Ignoring offline builders/slaves

Jason Edgecombe jason at rampaginggeek.com
Tue Mar 10 13:32:00 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,

We maintain a buildbot farm of volunteer slaves. A subset of the slaves 
use Gerrit as a changesource. Occasionally, one of the gerrit slaves is 
down, and can be down for hours until the slave admin can fix it. During 
the outage, gerrit changes are blocked from being built and receiving 
status updates on the builds. Is there a way to dynamically exclude the 
offline builders from the gerrit pool?

For reference, my buildbot config file is at


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