[Samba] Questions on build farm

Bryce Harrington bryce at osdl.org
Fri Feb 11 22:17:23 GMT 2005

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 14:03 -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've been looking at the samba build farm code and hope you can help
> > with a couple questions...
> >
> > First, is the build_farm code usable under an open source license?
> I think most of it is tagged GPL.  It is all in subversion -
> http://websvn.samba.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/trunk/?root=build-farm
> Let me know if there is anything you can't find a valid licence for,
> it's probably just been overlooked.

Ok great, yeah I was just looking in the directory at
http://www.samba.org/ftp/unpacked/build_farm/ but didn't spot a license
file so figured I should ask.  I did notice that the scripts under /web
have Perl GPL/Artistic boilerplate.

> > Second, does the build_farm currently run any network tests between a
> > client and server on separate machines?
> No, we avoid this to reduce the security impact of a build farm
> installation on those who supply machines to us.  All tests are done on
> localhost, in such a way that other processes cannot interfere with the
> tests.

Ok, gotcha.  Thanks for the quick reply!


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