about buildfarm tidiness

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Nov 1 05:11:43 MDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 12:03 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 13:43 +0300, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> > On 01/11/2010 12:55, Björn JACKE wrote:
> > I'll have a look !
> > > In addition to that the /tmp/ dir is also continously being filled with data
> > > (mostly TDB file with mktemp-like filenames) which are not being deleted after
> > > use in the build farm tests. On the sles8 build host this have been 100MB in
> > > half a month. Some days ago I wiped out about 2GB of data on that host after it
> > > ran out of space. You can have a look at any random build host to see the same
> > > effect there. How can we fix that?
> > Well I think the easy way is to add a command to clean /tmp of file 
> > owned by the build user. What do you think ?
> Do we always have a separate user to run the build farm scripts?

Exactly - we cannot make any assumptions about what user we are running
as, and *must not* create or delete any files outside our build farm
prefix.  Now, I know we do create such files, but those are bugs that
need to be fixed.  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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