[packman] Build host memory limits

Stefan Botter jsj at jsj.dyndns.org
Thu Jul 25 10:57:39 CEST 2013

Henne, my man ;-)

On Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:24:31 AM Hendrik Vogelsang wrote:
> On 24.07.2013 12:23, Stefan Botter wrote:
> > I am not really sure, how the contraints management in OBS is
> > working (regarding the workers). As usual the documentation is
> > sparse at best. I do not know how the dispatcher gets to know of
> > the capabilities of workers, and if this is a feature in newer
> > versions of the workers only.
> The hardware get's analyzed every time a build is run (see
> $workerenvstate in bs_worker) and with the _constraints file you can
> match against that.
> > My workers "should" provide the necessary resources, at least
> > swkj04 and swkj07, the workers run in chroot mode and have thus,
> > at least potentially, access to the whole system resources, as
> > long as the other processed do not fill up their (RAM)disks to the
> > max.
> In the same function you'll find the explanation. memory is undefined
> in non vm mode since no guarantees exist :-)

So having the _contraints in an all-chroot env is worthless, or better 
"buildless" ;-)
> > In the past - before the crash and before I added my workers, there
> > were at least three more workers provided by [not me], which are
> > now "lost in time and space" - meaning, I do not know who ran them
> > and how to contact them. These machines obviously had no problem
> > compiling resource-hungry packages.
> You should have all the access info in the backup, AFAIR it involved
> also an openvpn setup somehow...

Hm. No. The workers have the openVPN definition with the server address 
(IP, not name). On the server I only have a bunch of keys, no names, 
addresses :( 
OK, in the logs I see the IP addresses, but that is worthless also.
> Henne

Stefan Botter zu Hause
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