[Python-Dev] "Buildbot" category on the tracker

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 13:55:08 CET 2009

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 4:53 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:

> I'm confused: first you said they fail, now you say they get skipped.
> Which one is it? I agree with R. David's analysis: if they fail, it's
> a multiprocessing bug, if they get skipped, it's a flaw in the build
> slave configuration (but perhaps only slightly so, because it is good
> if both cases are tested - and we do have machines also that provide
> /dev/shm).

They failed until we had the tests skip those platforms - at the time,
I felt that it was more of a bug with the build slave configuration
than a multiprocessing issue, I don't like skipping tests unless the
platform fundamentally isn't supported (e.g. broken semaphores for
some actions on OS/X) - linux platforms support this functionality
just fine - except when in locked-down chroot jails.

The only reason I brought it up was to point out the a buildbot
configuration on a given host can make tests fail even if those tests
would normally pass on that operating system.


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