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Bug 136017

Summary: dev-util/catalyst should be smarter about autoresume points
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects Reporter: Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED) <agaffney>
Component: CatalystAssignee: Gentoo Catalyst Developers <catalyst>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-07 18:48:45 UTC
Catalyst's current (2.0_rc46) handling of autoresume is a bit...dumb. I'm not saying that the design/implementation was done stupidly. It's just that catalyst is "dumb" about it.

For example, I had a messed up build at /var/tmp/catalyst2/tmp/default/stage3-i686-2006.1-pre/. I completely removed this directory. I neglected to remove the corresponding .autoresume directory for this build, so when I went to start the build again, catalyst died almost immediately saying that it could not execute /tmp/ (or whatever it it's called).

Basically, for each check for a file under self.settings["autoresume_path"], there should be a corresponding check for a file that *should* exist in the build directory if we are actually ready to resume at that spot in the build. It appears that some of the autoresume_path checks have corresponding sanity checks, but I've been bitten by this particular one twice.
Comment 1 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-08 14:23:45 UTC

Patches?  *grin*