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From: Brian W. Barrett (brbarret_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-08 12:36:36

On Wed, 8 Nov 2006, Jeff Squyres 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.

Due to resource constraints from IU, I think building them every 6 hours
is a bad idea (it's not cheap to build those tarballs). I think moving to
9pm EDT makes sense.


   Brian Barrett
   Graduate Student, Open Systems Lab, Indiana University