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[opensuse-buildservice] OBS cleanup -> removal of outdated repositories
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:45:30 +0100
  • Message-id: <201011231745.30915.adrian@xxxxxxx>


Please excuse the cross post.
You may have noticed that we have higher and higher build load on build.o.o.
While the new dispatcher algorithms are still good to prefer the "right" jobs,
it is still a sign that we may should cleanup.

My current plan is to remove all repositories in home projects, which have not
touched this year. Not touched means, no source submission and no meta data has
been altered at all.
Additionally also all non-home projects, which have not been touch in last two

This will affect 5668 out of 15668 projects.

Why remove repos and not just disable the build ?
This will free disk space on our servers and also on all mirrors. As result
we can be mirrored more easily.

Will any source get lost ?

How to enable it again ?
Just add the wanted repos again.

Which projects will get affected exactly ?
Find a full list here:

There is a project which has not been touched, but the repos are still anyway
important !
Just drop me a mail ....

Why not drop the entire project now that we have an undelete function ?
I thought about that, but currently the webui just says that the project does
not exist.
It does not offer to undelete it, so that might be too agressive for now.

Why not drop people a mail and ask them to remove it ?
Way to many accounts have no valid email adress and past experience showed
that people
are often not react when they lost interesst in their project.

May plan is to do the removal end of this week, except more discussion about
is needed.

Just tell me your opinion, also when you support this ;)


Adrian Schroeter
SUSE Linux Products GmbH
email: adrian@xxxxxxx
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