[Python-Dev] Possible language summit topic: buildbots

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Oct 25 22:43:03 CET 2009

> It's not so much that I *require* the slave to shut down, more that
> I'm not sure how well I'll be able to ensure that it's up all the
> time, and I'm trying to understand the implications of that. My basic
> impression is that it's not really going to work, unfortunately.

There is a significant difference between "not able to ensure that
it is up all the time", and "it is down most of the time, and only
up once a day for a short period of time".

Regular and irregular short downtimes are no problem at all. When
the slave comes back, it will pick up pending work. Longer
scheduled downtimes (e.g. for vacations) are acceptable.
Only turning on the slave occasionally makes it useless.


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