[Mageia-dev] Will this work for a build system?

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Sat Sep 25 18:06:33 CEST 2010

Le samedi 25 septembre 2010 à 10:08 -0500, R James a écrit :
> Hello Mageia Development Team,
> I have a VM resource that I'd like to provide in the U.S. as a build
> system if you think its acceptable:
> Physical Hardware:
> Dell PowerEdge T300 with Intel Quad Core Xeon E5410 2.33GHz (64-bit,
> VT capable).
> 24GB RAM
> 2TB storage via hardware RAID6
> Virtual Machine:
> I've created a VM using KVM which allocates 2 CPUs and 8GB RAM.  There
> are 3 LVM virtual disks for /, swap and /var (or whatever) that are
> free to grow within their 1TB volume group.
> If you need 2 VMs (ie: for 32-bit and 64-bit) I can provide another
> with 2 CPUs and 4GB RAM but I'll need to split the 1TB volume group
> into two.
> Bandwidth from ISP is marginal.  10Mb down, 2Mb up.  I think 10Mb down
> is their limit but I'll see if they can increase the upload speed...
> I know nothing about creating a build server so I'm willing to learn
> or simply provide Magia development root access to the VM(s).
> If you think this can be useful, I'll add it to the Hardware Resources
> section of the wiki.  If not, I'll set it up as a local Mageia mirror.

Thanks for your offer, but for various reasons and for the moment, we
think it is better to have everything in the same datacenter. 

Regarding the mirror, I am not sure that the upload is good enough, but
that's up to you.

Regarding a buildserver, it is not more complex than a calcul cluster.
There is some videos on the subject for Opensuse Build System, and for
the Bodhi and Koji from Fedora. You can also look at Mandriva wiki
( like
even if obsolete regarding exact implementation, this provides a good
analysis ). 

Michael Scherer

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