Pointyhat packages

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Tue Dec 8 22:07:28 UTC 2009

Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 09:15:13AM -0300, oren.almog at gmail.com wrote:
>> For the last couple of days I have been following the pointyhat build  
>> statistics provided at
>> http://pointyhat.freebsd.org/errorlogs/packagestats.html
> Brave man :-)  That's one I set up.
>> As seen on that page, the building process started on Dec 3rd but had
>> not been completed yet.
> Apparently the build for www/p5-Gtk2-WebKit is now hanging on all buildenvs.
> Pav already marked it so on amd64.
> It will continue to run until a reaper process kills it off (or one of
> us portmgrs does it manually).  I'd like to see the error log so I'm
> going to let it run for now.  The reaper process is IIRC 24 hours.
>> Why is there such a large difference between the build times on amd64
>> and i386?  Are the i386 machines really that underpowered?
> Two data points: one, it looks like Pav having marked www/p5-Gtk2-WebKit
> as broken had already been taken into account for the amd64 build, so it
> didn't have that problem.  And two, some of our i386 machines are indeed
> underpowered.  We've added several new, more modern, ones this year that
> were donated to us: these are dual 2.4 or 2.8GHz machines, mostly with
> 2G of RAM.  (One of my background tasks is to try to characterize
> performance on the nodes with various setups; my intuition is that 4G
> would allow us to raise throughput, but I need to make a 'use case' for
> that before I go ask for funding.)

How much do you need? RAM isn't that expensive I think direct funding can
be organized without all that overhead.

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