On 10/17/2015 06:17 PM, Robert Haas wrote:

However, I'm pretty sure that we don't want to switch the *entire*
buildfarm to using lots of unnecessary parallelism.  What we might be
able to do is have some critters that people spin up for this precise
purpose.  Just like we currently have CLOBBER_CACHE_ALWAYS buildfarm
members, we could have GRATUITOUSLY_PARALLEL buildfarm members.  If
Andrew is willing to add buildfarm support for that option and a few
people are willing to run critters in that mode, I will be happy -
more than happy, really - to put the test code into committable form,
guarded by a #define, and away we go.

If all that is required is a #define, like CLOBBER_CACHE_ALWAYS, then no special buildfarm support is required - you would just add that to the animal's config file, more or less like this:

     config_env =>

I try to make things easy :-)



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