How about we never download the file if we already have it, but rebuild it every night (including extracting the sources and applying our patches).
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of David P Grove
Sent: Thursday, 31 May 2007 10:01 PM
To: Discussion of day-to-day development and design among JikesRVM core team members
Subject: Re: [Jikesrvm-core] Rebuild classpath each night?
> Depends on how likely the network is to go down. You may want to just do
> rm -rf ~regression/jikesrvm/components/classpath/93/classpath
> That way if net goes away temporarily, the build will not fail and
> also avoid chewing up bandwidth unnecessarily.
We should do this; historically we've had problems with the download failing and blocking the whole night's regression test. Actually sucking down classpath from what's only a semi-reliable server 6 times each night is asking for spurious failures.