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i386 release build machines

Luis Coronado-3
What machines (brand/model/specs) do you guys
use to create the releases/snapshots for i386? I am curious to find out if
possible as I would think that the bigger boxes out there even though could
have more than 4G of RAM the extra would go unused.

I recently got a few old 32 bit servers and thought about building my own
snapshots just because is cool to do that. Not that matters exactly what
the project uses but I am sure you guys expect to have a build ready in a
reasonable time.

Thanks

-luis
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Re: i386 release build machines

Aaron Mason
There's an image in the bottom left of the OpenBSD website that shows
the server rack where all releases and ports are built.  It was taken
in 2009, so it's probably changed a bit since then, but you'll get a
good idea of what is used.

I've toyed with the idea of using an old, heat-belching computer to
build snapshots over and over again, and use a fan to push out the
resulting heat.  Not sure how it would go with heating a room, but it
would certainly use less energy than a standard space heater, albeit
probably a bit noisier. If it weren't for the fact that it sounds like
a 747 on take off, that's what I'd do with my SunFire V210.

Also, you might want to check your SPF records - GMail is complaining
about not being able to verify its authenticity.

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 6:45 AM Luis Coronado <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> What machines (brand/model/specs) do you guys
> use to create the releases/snapshots for i386? I am curious to find out if
> possible as I would think that the bigger boxes out there even though could
> have more than 4G of RAM the extra would go unused.
>
> I recently got a few old 32 bit servers and thought about building my own
> snapshots just because is cool to do that. Not that matters exactly what
> the project uses but I am sure you guys expect to have a build ready in a
> reasonable time.
>
> Thanks
>
> -luis



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Re: i386 release build machines

Stuart Henderson
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On 2019-01-24, Luis Coronado <[hidden email]> wrote:

> What machines (brand/model/specs) do you guys
> use to create the releases/snapshots for i386? I am curious to find out if
> possible as I would think that the bigger boxes out there even though could
> have more than 4G of RAM the extra would go unused.
>
> I recently got a few old 32 bit servers and thought about building my own
> snapshots just because is cool to do that. Not that matters exactly what
> the project uses but I am sure you guys expect to have a build ready in a
> reasonable time.
>
> Thanks
>
> -luis
>

Brand/model/etc is not really relevant (not super new but not dinosaurs) -
but they are real machines not VMs and yes the extra RAM does go unused.

FWIW when I do a cvs up, full base build and 'make release' on i386 it
takes a bit over 3h, and a package bulk build (which uses 3 machines) it
takes a little under 40h.