On Mar 1, 2018, at 22:14, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2018 01:44:03 +0100 Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> On 2 March 2018 at 01:41, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>>> On Thu, 1 Mar 2018 22:25:47 +0100 Mojca Miklavec wrote:  
>>>>> Maybe we need more flexible (and less likely to time out) CI
>>>>> than Travis can give us that includes things like port lint,
>>>>> traced builds, etc?  
>>>> 
>>>> That would be nice to have, but do you have any idea how to make
>>>> a safe setup (perhaps with a fresh/disposable VM for each PR)?  
>>> 
>>> It _is_ legal for us to run macOS VMs on Apple hardware, right?
>>> It's only prohibited on non-Apple hardware?  
>> 
>> It's not a legal question. It's a technical question. We would
>> ideally want to efficiently start a new VM for each test and then
>> nuke it once the test in finished. Or implement some other way of
>> reverting the state to 100% where it was before the PR.
> 
> Well, sure, but the host environment makes a bit of a difference for
> the technical effort. For example, this means we can't (for example)
> simply spin up a cluster in AWS at will. Perhaps using Docker for
> macOS might be an option? I haven't played with it yet though.
> 
> Or is the build cluster already using VMs? I know nothing about it.

Yes, macOS can only be legally virtualized on Apple hardware. Yes, we are 
running macOS virtualized (in VMware ESXi 6.0.0U2) on Apple hardware 
(Xserve3,1) for the buildbot. 


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