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Subject: Re: [boost] [testing][regressions] All my regressions testers failing due to connection errors to GitHub
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-05-27 10:37:42

On 05/27/18 12:22, Ion Gaztañaga via Boost wrote:
> On 26/05/2018 19:08, Tom Kent via Boost wrote:
>> On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 10:49 AM, Ion Gaztañaga via Boost <
>> I've been having horrible problems getting all the submodules from
>> github,
>> that look similar to what you've got going. I'm not sure where the issue
>> is, but I see it across linux and windows boxes at my house, but not
>> when I
>> run in a cloud data center. I'm thinking it has something to do with my
>> connection (AT&T), but I'm not sure.
> Looks like a GitHub problem, which is the worst case ;-) Maybe it thinks
> it's a DoS attack or similar with so many connections.
>> I ended up mirroring all the repos to a local machine, with a cron job to
>> update them every 15 min) and then cloning from that for the regression
>> runs. The script I use for that can be found here:
> Looks like I should do something similar. Many thanks for the script.
>> For more backgroun, I was seeing the same failed connections over
>> https or
>> ssh. I got the script failure when even one of the submoduels failed to
>> update...which I guess is necessary. Now with my script almost all
>> runs one
>> of the repos fails to fetch, but since they are all just standalone
>> repos,
>> that failures doesn't cause an overall failure.
> I wonder if other GitHub projects have similar problems, but perhaps not
> many projects have so many submodules. I'll have a look at your
> workaround and try to do something, or else I won't be able to run
> regression tests.

Maybe try writing to GitHub support?

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