[Libreoffice-qa] minutes of ESC call ...

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 02:15:55 PDT 2012

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 4:08 AM, Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 04/23/2012 10:55 AM, Michael Meeks wrote:
>>        So - one advantage of a VM here, is that -if- we have a 'standard'
>> virtual-machine for this, and do the tinderbox-ness in some snapshot or
>> somesuch; then in the event of problems, QA or Developers could re-use
>> the same VM for doing their own testing, so in some ways that might be
>> more generally useful.
> Another general advantage of doing tinderbox builds in a VM would be that
> each build can start from a known-good VM snapshot and a runaway build can
> be stopped cleanly.  So problems like steadily filling up tmp or leftover
> processes after a hung test would become non-issues.  (Not that they do
> plague us, though; just for the record.)

Not really. VM or not the tinderbox operate continuously... we do not
re-ipl the VM after each build (good thing otherwise we would have to
pull the git tree from the time the VM was created, which would take
longer and longer)

My main motivation to consider VMs in that case was simply 1 physical
Box, 3 BSD flavors :-)


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