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Subject: Re: [boost] Travis CI Resources
From: James E. King, III (jking_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-22 15:12:17

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 9:33 AM, Peter Dimov via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> James E. King, III wrote:
> I'm not convinced it is due to mac jobs. I have no mac jobs in three
>> repositories because of the delays there; my linux-only PRs are still
>> experiencing a 12 hour delay running.
> As I said, stuck Mac jobs reduce the Linux parallelism from 5 to 3.
> Travis is at least smart enough not to block the 5 available build runners
>> if there are no mac resources to run anything... it'll keep running 5
>> concurrent.
> No, it doesn't, it runs 3. Look at it.
> Your delay at this specific moment is indeed due to boostorg/system
> feature branch work, but that's because you're lucky. Usually, you'll be
> stuck waiting for something like
> /math/builds/330892193 and no amount of rallying against feature branches
> will save you.

Have the issues in repositories abusing the build job count and feature
branch-on-boostorg been given any sort of Github issue, trac report, or
official warning? Do we know all the offenders?
This is really bad behavior that affects all of us and it needs to be
remedied. These builds could be done on a personal fork through Travis and
Appveyor just as easily.

- Jim

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