[webkit-dev] Buildbots soon to require apache mod_bw

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Fri Nov 5 06:07:54 PDT 2010

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org>wrote:

> On Fri, 2010-11-05 at 01:52 -0700, Eric Seidel wrote:
> > This is a bad idea.  Please don't do this.
> >
> > Unless mod_bw comes installed in a normal Apache distribution, you're
> > asking that *every* webkit developer install mod_bw in order to run
> > the layout tests.
> We already ask them to install python, perl, ruby, apache itself, php,
> in some cases additional codecs and whatnot. An additional apache module
> is not the end of the world, is it?

I don't recall ever installing these, so at least on the platforms I hack
on, there are reasonably automated methods of accomplishing this.  I think
that's likely the most important thing here.

> Having said that, it just struck me that we have a few php scripts that
> are used by tests to cause intentional delays[0]. Perhaps we could use a
> similar pattern for this case too, and avoid this new requirement.

This sounds like a great plan.

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