Buildslave Osnabrück

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The Buildslave Osnabrück is one of two Xen virtual machines hosted on... well, a Xen host.

Current Status

Running.

Downtimes

Start date (UTC) End date (UTC) Reason
01.10.2007 ~15:00 01.10.2007 ~21:00
  • Repeated power failures led to a server shutdown, and I had forgotten to a) configure the initscript to rebuild the RAM disk after boot and b) copy some new scripts from the RAM disk back to the hard disk. Took me some time to notice the buildbot wasn't coming back online and then to fix these issues.
05.09.2007 07:55 05.09.2007 08:30
  • I'll try to move the whole buildbot onto the RAM disk, not only the object files. Only the buildbot will have ocassionally downtimes, the VM will stay online.
04.09.2007 21:05 04.09.2007 21:10
  • The RAM disk is not working as expected. I will setup a tmpfs instead and reboot the VM, so it can use all available memory.
25.08.2007 16:00 25.08.2007 17:00
  • Setting up a RAM disk for the Reactos VM.
28.06.2007 15:00 28.06.2007 18:00
  • Fixed remaining problems with the RAID configuration. The new configuration reduced the build time from 9:00 to 7:40.
27.06.2007 21:30 28.06.2007 15:00
  • Installed a UPS and apcupsd.
  • Upgraded the Reactos VM to FC7.
  • Configured a serial console for the Xen host to simplify future maintenance work.
  • Changed the RAID0 configuration of the Reactos VM.
  • Cleaned the fans.

Legend:

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    unscheduled downtime that is occuring right now
    unscheduled downtime that has occured

Hardware

Mainboard Asus DSBF-DE
CPU 2x Intel Xeon 5310
Memory Kingston ValueRAM FB-DIMM 8 GB DDR2-667
Hard disks 3x 305GiB, 1x 27GiB
/dev/md0: RAID5 (3x 297GiB); /dev/md1: RAID0 (3x 1027MiB)
Host operating system FC7
VM operating system FC7

History

  • May 2007: We finally got a replacement mainboard from Alternate, not the one we sent in, but a very similar one, so the server is now back up. The object files are now placed on a RAID0 with three disks, improviving the build time from ~15 to ~10 minutes.
  • March 2007: As long as the new server doesn't work, the old server is back online.
  • February 2007: Martin comes up with the idea to put plenty new SATA hard disks into the server, but the old mainboard has no SATA support, so the whole server needs to be replaced. The ReactOS team decides to co-fund the upgrade and instead of consumer level hardware, a full-blown Xeon QuadCore server is bought. Due to problems with the online shop, it took a few weeks to get the new server up and running - only to find out that the mainboard sometimes simply won't boot and has to be sent back for replacement.
  • Long ago: Christoph installs the buildbot on Martin's private server, then an old AMD 800MHz with 512 MB RAM. The RAM is later upgraded to 1024MB, the CPU is replaced with a Sempron 2500+.