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From: K. Noel Belcourt (kbelco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-28 00:21:53

On Sep 27, 2007, at 6:54 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:

> K. Noel Belcourt wrote:
>> On Sep 27, 2007, at 10:46 AM, Rene Rivera wrote:
>>> I've been watching my Linux machine take incrementally more and more
>>> time processing the regression results and uploading them to the OSL
>>> server. If I'm lucky not too many new results come in, and it takes
>>> 3.5
>>> hours (it used to take about half that).
>> So I guess this might not be a good time to ask if I could ramp up
>> the number of build configurations I test every night?
> Asking before doing it puts it automatically in the "good time"
> category. ;-)
>> We would like to start testing
>> link=static,shared
>> runtime-link=static,shared
>> address-model=32,64
>> threading=single,multi
>> I was hoping to start testing essentially this whole matrix on our
>> machines. Will the testing system scale up if I were to start
>> testing this whole matrix? Can anyone envision problems?
> I can tell you that it will definitely *not* scale to handle that :-
> ( I
> suspect my machine will be somewhat slow in processing so many results
> on an ongoing basis. So this leaves only a few options...
> 1. We figure out how to speed up the processing, an do it immediately.
> CPU, disk, and network are serious issues now since the reliability is
> essentially fixed just by not running the processing on a Windows
> machine.

I wonder if there's some way we could leverage the significant
resources here, we have lot's of fast everything. I'll take an
action item to learn a bit more about the testing process and see if
I can find some opportunity for us to help out.

-- Noel

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