[webkit-dev] Build Slave Shutdown

William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Thu Dec 16 14:52:50 PST 2010

You should talk to the slave owner in that case. I just own the master. For example, according to <http://build.webkit.org/buildslaves/apple-xserve-5>, apple-xserve-5 is owned by bdash. We should probably make sure there are contact details for each slave.


On Dec 16, 2010, at 2:42 PM, Adam Barth wrote:

> In the past, we've had trouble where one of the two Leopard slaves (or
> whatever) would consistently be failing a dozen or so tests and the
> other one would be fine.  This causes the tree to be very confusing
> because the tests appear to fail randomly half the time.  I've used
> the shutdown button to solve those problems, but perhaps I should have
> just talked with you directly instead.
> Adam
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 2:39 PM, William Siegrist <wsiegrist at apple.com> wrote:
>> Forced builds are still enabled. But you normally shutdown slaves you do not have shell access to?
>> On Dec 16, 2010, at 11:50 AM, Adam Barth wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Adam
>>> 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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