[webkit-dev] Hanging builds

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Mon Nov 28 15:35:12 PST 2011

On Nov 26, 2011, at 3:34 AM, Nikolas Zimmermann wrote:

> Good morning WebKit folks,
> I'm looking at build.webkit.org/waterfall, and see several bots which are idle, but still report "building < 1min" pretending they would do something.
> Does any of our build.webkit.org masters know the cause of this? They all seem to hang in the "upload" step. Can we detect these errors, and avoid that?
> Maybe sth. like a 30min timeout timer for this step?
> Thanks in advance,
> Niko
> P.S. I'm aware that a master restart would "fix this", but maybe we can try better and avoid that completely.

More and more of these seemed to be piling up, so I restarted the master. I don't know what causes them, though I suspect it has something to do with slaves restarting during a download/upload step.


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