[ocaml-infra] Machine/VM to temporarily run some stats on OPAM repo

Amir Chaudhry amc79 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Aug 17 18:04:59 BST 2015

> On 17 Aug 2015, at 17:26, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil at recoil.org> wrote:
>> On 13 Aug 2015, at 11:10, Amir Chaudhry <amc79 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I’m working with Christophe on generating some rough data about all the packages that are part of opam repo.  To do this, we’ll need to (bare) clone all the repos themselves and then run some tools over them.
>> Given the number of repos and the time it might take (possibly a few hours per run), I think it would be unwise to do this on our laptops.  I’m wondering if there’s a machine or VM available where we can run this.
>> Anil, d’you know of anything we can use for this?  It doesn’t have to be up long term as it’s just to allow us to experiment.
> Hi Amir,
> Setting up a VM on Rackspace is fine for this -- I've provisioned one with enough storage for cloning all the repositories and  sent the login details onto Christophe directly. It's fairly expensive to have this running for a long period -- will you need it for more than a month?

Thanks! I doubt we'll need it that long as I'll be happy if we can get one run with decent output (might take a few iterations to get there). 

> Once the scripts themselves are packaged up in OPAM, I can increase the size of the opam.ocaml.org VM to increase its storage volumes to a large enough size to handle the stats generation as well.

Sounds good. 

Best wishes,

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