Buildbot failures due to checkout
Thu Aug 25 12:18:11 GMT 2022
On Thu, 2022-08-25 at 11:13 +0100, Richard Earnshaw via Binutils wrote:
> It seems that the buildbot is failing regularly due to git checkouts not
> succeeding. I'm guessing this is because it's using anonymous git
> access and therefore being throttled due to server load. But it's
> leading to a lot of additional 'spam' on the mailing list.
> Is there anything that can be done about this? Either by nobbling the
> bot to not whinge in this case or by giving the bot more priority on the
> server so that it doesn't get throttled so often.
Yeah, my apologies. It is a TODO item:
- Git retry step is broken. Looking at the code it only works for
incremental updates, not for mode='full', method='fresh' which we
are using. Given we often already use srcdir != builddir we might
just use incremental mode. Or we could fix the code?
I see there was just the following commit upstream:
git: Do not throw on intial _fetch() failure if retry or clobber
Maybe that would fix it. I'll see if I can backport that to our release
or hope there will be a new upstream release soon to upgrade to.
Frank, could we add the worker IPs to some allow list on sourceware?
There are 25+ workers now though (hurrah for success!)
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