lares_ubuntu buildbot slave - random failure in capturing stdout
From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 15:03:33 +0000
Dear builds.at.a.o people,
The build slave http://ci.apache.org/buildslaves/lares_ubuntu
The failure mode is it sometimes fails to see the stdout from programs it runs (such as 'svn info --xml' or 'git --version'). Examples can be seen in about 1 in 10 of the builds it attempts. Look at the "stdio log" of attempts that failed on step 1. Recent examples:
An example of a broken attempt, from
An example of a working attempt (note the "git version 1.9.1" line), from
This has been happening for weeks/months. For a long time we in the Subversion project were wondering if it was a bug in 'svn info --xml', but now I see it is not specific to Subversion and also affects other projects.
Please can someone look into it?
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