gerrit buildbot is having problem with windows tb

David Ostrovsky d.ostrovsky at
Sun Sep 21 03:26:36 PDT 2014

On Sun, 2014-09-21 at 02:37 -0500, Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 4:20 AM, David Ostrovsky <d.ostrovsky at> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2014-09-21 at 00:26 -0500, Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
> >> I've disabled the gerrit buildbot. It seems there is a problem with
> >> starting Windows build
> >> but since the problem occured with mutiple tb at the same time, it
> >> must be more that just one tb acting up.
> >> in the mean time that problem caused spamming of the irc and the logs
> >> due to the same build being started over and over...
> >>
> >
> > From looking in the logs [1] of affected change [2] i cannot see any
> > misbehavior from builbdbt side. It looks like, TB39 cannot fetch the
> > change for some reasons and reports status "canceled" back, in which
> > case buildbot re-initialize the task in the queue, and the same TB39
> > (probably in wedged state?) 60 sec later picks the task again and we
> > have a loop.
> Yeah but tb42 (also a windows) was doing the same thing...
> so I think this is more than just one box acting up...
This sounds like tb script on windows is broken?

> I'll try to reproduce locally, in the mean time it does no good to
> have the thing spamming.

We don't have any Linux tb for Gerrit üatch set verifications atm and
thus we cannot perform verifications on all supported platform anyway. 

So may be just revoke all Windows TBs the right to pick up changes and
still let buildbot enabled? Working verifications on Mac OS X is better
then no verifications at all. Let's face it: that's the current

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