[webkit-dev] Build Slave Shutdown

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Thu Dec 16 11:50:47 PST 2010

I've used the shutdown/restart functionality before to try to unwedge
a broken bot.  The most useful feature, though, is the force build
feature, which I use occasionally late at night when the tree is quiet
to probe for flakiness.


On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM, William Siegrist <wsiegrist at apple.com> wrote:
> Our buildbot allows for anonymous people to trigger things on the slaves,
> and it is like this on purpose for ease of use. However, that means it is
> possible for a malicious person to do things like shutdown all of the
> slaves. That is what happened last night around 10:30pm PST, from
>, and that is why the slaves are offline.
> If you own a build slave that is shutdown, you need to restart the buildbot
> process on it and check that it reconnects to the master. If you have
> trouble, email me or ping _wms on irc.
> I landed <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/74194> to disable the shutdown
> feature for now. We can move to having user accounts, possibly even use
> trac/svn or bugs credentials, if we feel we need more fine-grained
> permissions.
> -Bill
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