A build farm update

Michael Adam ma at sernet.de
Fri May 2 06:59:00 GMT 2008

That is great!

Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Just a quick note to let you know some of the behind the scenes work
> that Jelmer and I have been doing on the build farm recently.
> The build farm now records the details about hosts and builds in a
> database, which is allowing us to send automated e-mails to owners of
> machines that do not send in jobs.  Already this has allowed a large
> number of dead machines to be removed (when owner probe mails bounced,
> or owners responded).  
> This in turn should make the host list more useful, and in time this
> will provide the basis for faster loading of the build farm website (as
> we can avoid reading so many files, and instead query the database). 
> It also reduces the admin load, as adding machines to the right files,
> sending passwords and subscribing users the the mailing list is now
> automated. 
> Andrew Bartlett

Michael Adam <ma at sernet.de>
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