[Dev] Jenkins: transition to new x86 build machine

nurupo nurupo at tox.chat
Fri Jan 20 06:07:30 UTC 2017


The transition date was moved to January 22nd as I don't have time to 
perform the transition before then.


On 2016-12-19 01:58, nurupo wrote:
> Hello,
> This is follow up to the similar email from June. Last time we were
> transitioning x86-64 build machine, now we transition x86 build
> machine.
> Since the build machines on our build server (https://build.tox.chat)
> are underutilized, we are transitioning from using a build machine
> that is always online to a build machine that would be created
> automatically on demand. This is supposed to reduce how much we pay
> for build machines. It also has other benefits, such as a fully
> documented setup of the build machine and the fact that the on-demand
> build machine is always recreated off a base image, without retaining
> any build state.
> Currently we are transitioning the x86 build machine. The on-demand
> build machine was set up from scratch, so it might be missing packages
> or configuration files that are present on the 24/7 online build
> machine. Because of this, we have set up a test on-demand build
> machine that you can run your build jobs on, to give you a chance to
> see and report any issues with the on-demand build machine before we
> transition. We plan for the transition to take place in a month from
> now, on January 19th, unless we find any issues during the testing. To
> run your build job on the test on-demand build machine, restrict it to
> run on a node labeled "test-linux-x86.slave.tox.chat". If the
> on-demand build machine is not online when you trigger the build job,
> it should come online in about 5 to 12 minutes. Email me any issues
> you find during your test of the on-demand build machine.

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