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From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-08 20:03:52


How about the following:

1. Move to earlier, such as 9pm US eastern (want to see what west
coasters think of this, but I'm betting they don't care). This can
be done more-or-less immediately.

2. We implement MTT ticket #126 (will require some help from the
server-side tarball generation, but will be pretty easy). This will
definitely need to wait until post-SC.

On Nov 8, 2006, at 12:34 PM, Tim Mattox wrote:

> It would help us here at IU for MTT as well if the tarball
> generation was a
> little earlier each day. 9pm Indiana/Eastern time would be good I
> think.
> That would make it 6pm West coast time... Does that work for
> the West coasters? or should we do 10pm Eastern/7pm West?
> Gleb, George, hpcstork, as three that I know do svn commits outside
> the typical
> US workday, how would this affect you?
>
> Maybe we could make the non-trunk tarballs even earlier, since
> the gatekeepers would know when we were "done for the day".
> What time would Sun need to have the 1.2 tarballs ready
> for them to do their MTT runs? 7pm Eastern?
>
> I can work on making the tarball generation go more quickly,
> but I suspect I can't get it reliably faster than 1 hour,
> especially if
> we have changes on all three branches (trunk, v1.1, v1.2).
> I have some ideas on how to speed it up though from it's
> current 2 hour span. One of the ideas, is to have the v1.2 (and
> maybe v1.1)
> tarballs be built earlier, so that we only have one tarball to build
> at the designated time.
>
> As for doing multiple builds per day, I am a bit apposed to doing that
> on a regular basis, for two reasons:
> 1) It takes time & resources (both human and computer) per tarball
> for testing, and to look at the results from the testing. One set per
> day seems at the moment to be what we as a group can currently handle.
> 2) If we have different groups testing from different tarball sets,
> then it would become harder to aggregate the testing results,
> since we would not necessarily be testing the same tarball.
>
> On 11/8/06, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to either a) move back the nightly
>> tarball generation to, say, 9pm US Indiana time or b) perhaps make
>> the tarballs at multiple times during the day.
>>
>> Since we're doing more and more testing, it seems like we need more
>> time to do it before the 9am reports. Right now, we're pretty
>> limited to starting at about 2am (to guarantee that the tarballs have
>> finished building). If you start before then, you could be testing a
>> tarball that's about a day old.
>>
>> This was happening to sun, for example, who (I just found out) starts
>> their testing at 7pm because they have limited time and access to
>> resources (starting at 7pm lets them finish all their testing by
>> 9am).
>>
>> So what do people think about my proposals from above? Either 9pm,
>> or perhaps make them every 6 hours throughout the day.
>>
>> --
>> Jeff Squyres
>> Server Virtualization Business Unit
>> Cisco Systems
>>
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Jeff Squyres
Server Virtualization Business Unit
Cisco Systems