On 16/10/16 18:24, Shea Levy wrote: > The existing infrastructure will always have more load and be more > complex than what is needed for security updates. hydra is a fully > general CI system, and properly so, but it means the system is subject > to bugs and constraints that a simpler more focused system can avoid. > > Moreover, for better or for worse hydra.nixos.org is only manageable by > a small set of people who are not always available to service it (nor > should they have to be!). No amount of improving hydra will fix that. >
I see your point. But for a emergency rebuild system for security fixes wouldn't it just make sense to have a couple of people with S3 credentials? Most packages can be built on a mildly powerful machine in an hour. In the rare case that the package would take longer it probably wouldn't be improved by a cluster as it will be a serial dependency chain. So if we really want to reduce dependencies how about a couple of people trusted to push these updated packages?
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