> On Nov 1, 2016, at 7:00 AM, Mojca Miklavec <mo...@macports.org> wrote:
> On 1 November 2016 at 01:03, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Oct 31, 2016, at 17:17, Dan Ports wrote:
>>> Any reason not to just bulk-remove them all at once?
>> That would probably tie up the buildbot for weeks or months. We could cancel 
>> those builds, but even the act of scheduling 20,000 builds per builder is 
>> much more than we've ever attempted before and I think it would not be happy 
>> about it. At the very least, I would want to wait until I've switched the 
>> buildbot from SQLite to PostgreSQL.
>> Please, for now, just make this change together with other necessary changes.
> Why not:
> - wait until all the slaves have something non-trivial to do (make
> sure the queue is not empty)
> - do a bulk commit
> - cancel the job manually

That won't prevent the buildmaster from receiving 20,000 changes,
processing ~100,000 build requests, and scheduling ~100,000 builds.

There's basically zero benefit to such a mass commit. The "$Id$" lines
are harmless.

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