[Python-Dev] Status of the Buildbot fleet and related bugs

Mark Dickinson dickinsm at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 16:40:10 CET 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 10:54 AM, David Bolen <db3l.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mark Dickinson <dickinsm at gmail.com> writes:
>> The big problem now on the FreeBSD buildbot is that test_multiprocessing
>> reliably causes the whole test run to abort with 'Signal 12'.  Solving this
>> may be as simple as just getting someone to install a copy of FreeBSD 6.2
>> on an ssh-accessible machine so that the source of the error can be tracked
>> down.
> I could arrange ssh access to the build slave if that would help
> anyone who wants to look into that.

I suspect it would help a lot!  Thanks for the offer.

Jesse would likely be able to pin down the cause of the failure
faster than I would, but I don't know how many cycles he has

> Just contact me directly.

I'll do that, if/when I find time.

> In terms of the overall release, I'm also fine with upgrading the
> build slave to 6.4.  Or I could jump up to 7.2 instead.  When I first
> brought the build slave up, 7.x wasn't finalized yet - not sure now
> which release is more prevalent in use.

Not sure either, but it's certainly useful to be able to test on
FreeBSD 6.x.  Ideally, we'd have buildslaves for both...


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