[Buildbot-devel] Ignoring offline builders/slaves

Mikhail Sobolev mss at mawhrin.net
Tue Mar 10 18:33:53 UTC 2015

Hi Jason,

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 09:32:00AM -0400, Jason Edgecombe wrote:
> 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?
Could you please elaborate a bit?  My understanding is that if a build slave is
down, it won't get any jobs, how gerrit changes get blocked?

> For reference, my buildbot config file is at
> https://github.com/edgester/afsbotcfg/blob/master/master.cfg
Thanks for the link.  I'm looking at it now to see if I understand the problem


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