[Python-Dev] Still looking for volunteer to run Windows buildbot

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 00:07:13 CET 2006

[Trent Mick, on test_winsound]
> I'll do this tonight or tomorrow.


I see that your Win2K buildbot slave always dies in the compile step now, with

------ Build started: Project: pythoncore, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------

Compiling resources...
generate buildinfo
-D_DEBUG -MDd ..\Modules\getbuildinfo.c -Fogetbuildinfo.o -I..\Include
Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 13.10.3077 for 80x86
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1984-2002. All rights reserved.
LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file './python25_d.dll'

That happened to me once, but I still don't understand it.  It turned
out that  the corresponding python_d.exe was still running (for hours,
and hours, and hours, ...), and I had to manually kill the process. 
I'm not sure that was enough, because I coincidentally rebooted the
box before the buildbot tests ran again.  I am pretty sure that the
symptom above won't fix itself.

Possibly related:  since we upgraded to a new bsddb (and this may be
coincidence), I've seen two failure modes in test_shelve:  test_bool
(which is the first test) never completes, and test_bool does complete
but fails.  Turns out both are rare failure modes, and they haven't
happened again since I prepared myself to dig into them <0.5 wink>.

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