[Python-Dev] Possible language summit topic: buildbots

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Mon Oct 26 00:54:09 CET 2009

David Bolen wrote:
> I think the other issue most likely to cause a perceived "downtime"
> with the Windows build slave that I've had a handful of cases over the
> past two years where the build slave appears to be operating properly,
> but the master seems to just queue up jobs as if it were down.  The
> slave still shows an established TCP link to the master, so I
> generally only catch this when I happen to peek at the status web
> page, or catch a remark here on python-dev, so that can reduce
> availability.
Couldn't you write a script to check the status periodically?

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