RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

Brendan Conoboy blc at redhat.com
Tue Mar 20 19:05:38 UTC 2012

On 03/20/2012 11:37 AM, Jesse Keating wrote:
> We had something like this where i586 and i686 were considered different
> arches, at least for the kernel, and those two builds would happen in
> parallel often on different machines. Perhaps the same could be done for
> the arm variants as well.

Right now we consider armv5tel and armv7hl to be different aches so they 
are built on separate machines.  That bit of optimization is done.

IIf there is some sane way to distribute a single armv7hl or armv5tel 
build across multiple builders that may be an interesting avenue to 
pursue (Sanity tbd by releng:-).  The builders we expect to see this 
year have 4 cores, but if we could realistically do a 'make -j 32' and 
have 8 systems involved in any one package, that'd certainly take care 
of performance concerns for parallelizable builds.  It's a neat idea, 
but making it work reliably is a proposal unto itself.

Brendan Conoboy / Red Hat, Inc. / blc at redhat.com

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