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Re: Help requested: Packages which FTBFS randomly

On 02/20/2017 07:57 AM, Niels Thykier wrote:
> Vincent Bernat:
>> [...]
>> [...] The policy doesn't state that a package
>> must build when there is not enough disk space or memory. Maybe it would
>> be far simpler to allow packages to fail to build if there is not enough
>> CPUs.
> On a related note: Having some way to declare minimum requirements for
> e.g. disk space and memory (a la "base GB usage + GB usage/core") used
> would be great.
>   Especially if it is available in metadata, so wanna-build can see
> whether it makes sense to assign a given package to a given build-node.
> That way we could presumably fix most of the "resource
> exhausted"-failures by not over-committing resources on the buildds.
I think most of the "resource exhausted" failures are either "buildd has
lots of old build trees that need to be cleaned up" or "build exhausted
virtual address space".  Neither of which would be fixed by the above.