[cfe-dev] LLVM IRC channel flooded?

Joshua Cranmer ­čÉž pidgeot18 at gmail.com
Thu May 21 19:19:52 PDT 2015


On 5/19/2015 9:15 AM, Renato Golin wrote:
> Folks,
>
> I know it's a reasonably valuable thing to have the buildbot IRC bot
> publishing results, but the channel is kind of flooded with the
> messages, and the more bots we put up, the worse it will be.
>
> I think we still need the NOC warnings, but not over IRC. The Buildbot
> NOC page is horrible and useless, since it doesn't know the difference
> between "it's red and I know it" from "it's broken".
>
> For that reason, I have built my own NOC page:
>
> http://people.linaro.org/~renato.golin/llvm/arm-bots/
>
> But that machine is too slow to cope with all bots. We may need a
> project to build such a system on a larger scale.

FWIW, Mozilla hit the "we have way too many buildbots" problem years ago 
and ended up designing a build status system to cope: 
<https://treeherder.mozilla.org/#/jobs?repo=mozilla-central>. That's 
about ~20-ish testsuites running on ~20-ish platforms per checkin, and 
it's designed to handle annotation of random test failures due to the 
sheer number of them, as well as infrastructure issues (mobile phones in 
particular apparently have reliability issues as test infrastructure). 
I'm not necessarily suggesting that this is the right way to go forward, 
just advising you on the existence of a possible solution to this issue.

-- 
Joshua Cranmer
Thunderbird and DXR developer
Source code arch├Žologist





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