with the cvs history? trying to help INDEX builds.

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Sat Jan 21 19:51:15 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 12:53:23PM +0000, Chris Rees wrote:
> Occasionally someone runs an exp- for sparc64 (lol) etc.

You're conflating two different ideas.  The arch is orthogonal to

> They use TRYBROKEN to test packages marked BROKEN, but ONLY_FOR_ARCHS
> sets IGNORE.

This part is correct.  These ports will never be tested on the build
cluster no matter what the state of the toggle.

It's a bit academic at the moment, as we haven't had enough horsepower
to do a TRYBROKEN on any arch for a really long time.

However, with the advent of the NYI machines, we are getting there.

For a dummy load for debugging pointyhat-west, I have recently done a
-trybroken run on amd64-8.  Here is my fist-cut summary of the results:


I don't have the cycles to investigate any further, so any and all
help would be welcomed.

My own theory is that for the tier-2s, since we don't have enough
horsepower to do timely regular builds, that there's not much point
representing that we can do -trybrokens.  Thus, when I poke at sparc64
and powerpc every once in a while, I'm setting BROKEN or ONLY_FOR in
the Makefiles just as a service to the users.  (OK, and to make it so
I have less results to look at after the next run :-) )


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