Jones: Patch review and message brokers

Post Syndicated from jake original

On his blog, Richard WM Jones describes work he has done on an automated patch testing system that is similar to the kernel 0-day test service. “Today I thought I’d write something like this, partly to reinvent the wheel, but mostly to learn more about the RabbitMQ message broker.

You see, if you have to receive emails, run large tests, and send more emails, then at least two and possibly more machines and going to be involved, and as soon as you are using two or more machines, you are writing a distributed system and you need to use the right tools. Message brokers and RabbitMQ in particular make writing distributed systems easy — trust me, I’ll show you how!”