Account for solaris nightly testsuite for Free Pascal Compiler

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Tue Jul 24 07:05:07 CEST 2018

Hi Pierre,

Am 24.07.2018 um 00:09 schrieb Pierre Muller <pierre at>:
>  I have the impression that the buildfarm is almost frozen...
>  Computations that took seconds now seem to take minutes...
>  There are no Munin installed, and top seems to report
> still over 95% idle time, even on unstable10s,
> which takes ages to respond ...
>  Any ideas if something is going on?

Yes, this happens every couple of month, it is a bug in the kernel which hogs memory
under specific conditions. There is a patch available which I cannot apply because
then the built packages won’t run under older versions of Solaris. I’ll reboot the
machine which fixes it probably till christmas :-/

Best regards

  — Dago

>  Thanks in advance,
> Pierre
> Le 23/07/2018 à 10:54, Dagobert Michelsen a écrit :
>> Hi Pierre,
>> Am 23.07.2018 um 00:56 schrieb Pierre Muller <pierre at>:
>>> The only point that as unclear to me inside SETUP,
>>> was how to go from login to the different sparc and x86 machines...
>>> I finally simply tried
>>> ssh machinename
>>> and that worked nicely,
>>> but it might be worth to be explicit about the fact
>>> that the method to enter the zone is ssh…
>>> Maybe there are other methods available?
>> Hmmm, there is already this in the text:
>>  SSH has been set up so you can jump around between the machines at the farm
>>  without password.
>> What wording do you suggest?
>>> I did try to set up a nightly testsuite run,
>>> and I also started a trial to add sparc64 support for solaris,
>>> as it is already supported for linux.
>> Excellent!
>> Best regards
>>  — Dago

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