about buildfarm tidiness

Björn Jacke bj at SerNet.DE
Tue Nov 9 11:16:50 MST 2010

On 2010-11-01 at 13:43 +0300 Matthieu Patou sent off:
> Normaly it should be taken into account by the build script I saw
> something about this. Now given the fact that a lot of server have
> their own script it's possible that the cleanup is only in the
> generic.fns.

I've fixed that already, the cleaning of old build trees works again, also for
the very old build treeѕ.

> >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 ?

that is still left to do. On the autobuild box there are now 50.000 files in
/tmp/ all leftovers from the test runs. Maybe /tmp/ shouldn't be used at all
but a own tmp direcory inside the build user's home directory? Any idea about


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