Ruby CI on Solaris

Jan Holzhueter jh at
Wed Jun 19 12:57:55 CEST 2019


Am 19.06.19 um 12:49 schrieb Dagobert Michelsen:
> Hi Yusuke,
> Am 18.06.2019 um 01:08 schrieb Yusuke Endoh <mame at>:
>> I'm Yusuke Endoh, who is a developer of Ruby programming language.
>> We are using OpenCSW build machines to test Ruby on Solaris 10/11 x86/SPARC.
>> We highly appreciate your support.
>> Recently, our test suite often fails on OpenCSW due to timeout, ENOSPC, or ENOMEM.
>> A few years ago, it took much less than three hours, but currently it sometimes
>> takes more than ten hours.  This makes it difficult for us to manage the CIs.
>> In fact, when I log in to the machines (especially unstable10s), they are painfully slow.
>> Are they working properly?  Or do you know if any trouble is happening?
>> I'd be happy if you could give me any advice to address this issue.
> The problem is that the zfs cache in the kernel we are using has a memory leak which results
> in memory getting low after a couple of month. We cannot patch the system as the newer
> kernel also introduces a new libc which makes it harder to build packages for older
> versions of Solaris, so we must stick to it. The solution is reboot the machine every couple
> of month if it gets too slow. The solutio0n is to drop me a note when the responsetimes
> become unacceptable, sorry :-/
> I am currently on vacation with limited connectivity.
> @Jan: Can you please reboot the 5220 sometime?

Will put on an my list for tomorrow.


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