[RFC] What is buildhost

Kevin Dean kevin at foreverdean.info
Mon May 12 17:53:30 CEST 2008

I'm not sure exactly what is comprised on buildhost, but I can say
that the public tree is loaded with out of date images. It might make
sense to simply delete any images older than, say, a month.

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 6:09 AM, Graeme Gregory <graeme at openmoko.org> wrote:
> Hi, time to bother you again.
>  But our admin team have pointed out that we are filling the disk on
>  buildhost very fast. But something we seem to lack for buildhost are
>  any policies on how it should be used. I am loath to demand a bigger
>  machine from admin guys until we have it decided how we actually want
>  to use buildhost going into the future.
>  So my opinions.
>  1) Buildhost is for building our official feeds and images.
>  2) Buildhost is not a debugging environment.
>  3) Due to 2) rm_work can be used.
>  4) We shouldnt expose the build tree as is public, it just causes
>  confusion like the .summary one.
>  5) Most builds should be incremental with maybe once a week/month a
>  clean of tmp/ is done. With Holgers changes to PERSISTANT_CACHE we
>  no longer lose git SRCREV increments.
>  But these are just my opinions. Hence why I send an RFC so distro team
>  can choose best policies going forward.
>  Graeme

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