[Python-Dev] PandaBoard, Raspberry Pi coming to Buildbot fleet

Trent Nelson trent at snakebite.org
Fri Dec 21 04:13:45 CET 2012

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 03:10:49PM -0800, Eli Bendersky wrote:
>      > >
>      > >  That's good news. A related question about Snakebite, though. Maybe
>      I
>      > > missed something obvious, but is there an overview of how the core
>      devs can
>      > > use it? In particular, I'd want to know if Snakebite runs Python's
>      tests
>      > > regularly - and if it does, how can I see the status. How do I know
>      if any
>      > > commit of mine broke some host Snakebite has? How can I SSH to that
>      host in
>      > > order to reproduce and fix the problem? Some sort of a blog post
>      about this,
>      > > at least, would be very helpful for me and possibly other developers
>      as
>      > > well.
>      >
>      > http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2012-September/121651.html
>      >
>      > Presumably that should go somewhere more permanent.
>          Indeed, I'm going to carve out some time over the Christmas/NY break
>          to work on this.  There should really be a "Developer's Guide" that
>          explains how to get the most out of the network.
>    Thanks, indeed a more permanent place would be nice. So from reading the
>    above, am I correct in the understanding that these hosts don't actually
>    run tests at the moment? They only do if we log into them to test stuff? I
>    think it would be really nice if they could actually run as buildbot
>    slaves and execute Python tests continuously.

    Almost all of them are running slaves, and have been since ~August.
    Take a look at our buildbot page -- any host with [SB] in the name
    is a Snakebite host.


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