[webkit-dev] commit-queue platform musical chairs

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Wed Jun 8 13:57:29 PDT 2011

Update: The new commit-queue nodes run about 6x faster than the old
nodes (wow).  We're now fully switched over and have re-allocated the
Mac Minis to the mac-ews, which should give us enough capacity to run
the tests on Mac for every patch that's up for review.


On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 2:33 AM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> Up until now, we've been running the commit-queue on a cluster of Mac
> Minis, but building WebKit on these machines takes on the order of an
> hour and a half, making the commit-queue slow.  EC2 offers much
> stronger machines, but unfortunately does not offer Mac OS X (likely
> due to licensing restrictions).  We're experimenting with running the
> commit-queue on EC2 using the Chromium Linux port.  Currently, we've
> got both kinds of nodes running so we can compare their effectiveness.
> I have a slight worry that most developers use the Mac port, and
> running the commit-queue in a different configuration might cause some
> trouble.  If something bad happens, please let me know.  We might need
> to add some more checks to make sure the commit-queue doesn't break
> Mac.
> Thanks for your patience,
> Adam

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