priority question:

Michael Scheidell scheidell at
Sat Jan 7 18:06:58 UTC 2012

old FreeBSDer, new ports committer.  I don't know where I have been 
hiding, but, since FreeBSD 2.x, and commercial products based on FreeBSD 
since 4.?, never knew about tinderbox.

Thomas Abthorpe had gratiously allowed me to use his tinderbox, and in 
fact, has set up a new amd64 tinderbox with more horsepower.

this one can run two tinderbuilds at once.

So, my question is about priorities.

looks like all the priorities do is to decide who gets queued up next to 

lower priority's get queued up first.

right now, if a priority 9 and a priority 10 build are running, they 
will both run (if they are the only instances), but they run at the same 
os priority.

This seems fine for as single instance tinderbox, but for one that can 
run multiple instances, would it be helpful if I experimented and 
submitted patches to tie the build priority to nice?

this way, you 'nice {priority}.... buildscript'

so, not only is the priority 9 build going to be queued up before any 
additional 10's, but it will (in theory) complete faster.

(in theory, practice and theory are the same... in practice, they are 

is this something that is even a reasonable thing to do?

Michael Scheidell, CTO
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