[LEDE-DEV] Adding new targets/subtargets
weedy2887 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 07:34:45 PST 2017
On 31 December 2016 at 20:23, Philip Prindeville
<philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 31, 2016, at 9:32 AM, Yousong Zhou <yszhou4tech at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 31 December 2016 at 06:13, Philip Prindeville
>> <philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com> wrote:
>>> I noticed that in Openwrt a lot of the x86 subtargets (alix, geos, net5501) had gone away (well, been combined into a generic “geode” image).
>> I can only guess it's very likely for the purpose of saving buildbot
>> resources. But I never played those subtargets myself and have no
>> idea whether they still work (they should though)
> Pruning useful subtargets to solve a buildbot resource shortage seems like taking a sledgehammer to kill a fly.
> Why not instead just add a profile attribute like:
> Whether it’s still useful to *build* a subtarget is a different question that whether it’s still useful (from a pedagogical perspective) to *keep* a subtarget in the SCM… and these questions shouldn’t be conflated.
If this is going to be the road we travel down (I'm bikeshedding here)
wouldn't a BUILDBOT_INTERVAL:=daily/3d/7d/14d make more sense?
We have more then a few full on targets that for the most part are
much less popular then say ar71xx.
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