[hibernate-dev] Keeping CI from being confusing.
sanne at hibernate.org
Sat Dec 16 13:53:32 EST 2017
On 16 December 2017 at 16:44, Steve Ebersole <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:
> For the main ORM job I see someone changed the label to "AWS&&Slave", which
> is obviously different from the "Slave" label you recommended. Basically at
> this point I am completely lost as to what to use for these labels.
We used to have machines on either OS1 or AWS (two different clouds).
ORM jobs used to require AWS as only the nodes on AWS have enough
Today using "AWS" is fine but not required as all our nodes are on AWS.
> Since I did not add this "AWS&&Slave" I am going to leave it alone. For the
> other ORM jobs, I do see many have the "OS1" label. I can fix those to
> "Slave". But I have to ask... if "Slave" is the more appropriate value for
> the vast majority of builds, can't that just be the default? What if we
> leave off the label? As you say, labels are supposed to indicate that the
> job "requires such capabilities" as in the capabilities implied by that
> label. But if a job has no such requirement, why is it a requirement to add
> any label?
The machine identified as "Master" actually runs the ci.hibernate.org
main service and various other important services (e.g.
in.relation.to) so we'd like to keep any non necessary load from it;
also it doesn't have all the databases installed which many jobs might
The only reason it's listed as a node capable to run a CI job at all
is that it's useful to keep it available for some specific jobs,
specifically we had problems with urgent changes to the website
getting stuck in a long and busy build queue; the decision was to
allow website publication jobs to be executed directly by the master
Essentially, it helps with priorities.
> On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 6:31 AM Sanne Grinovero <sanne at hibernate.org> wrote:
>> I see many jobs are still explicitly configured to request a build on
>> slaves tagged as "OS1".
>> Please get rid of that: we have no longer any slave running on OS1,
>> some of the new slaves use the "OS1" label to allow a smooth migration
>> - but it's a lie and it's been a long time since we removed OS1.
>> I will need to eventually cleanup such things, as it's getting messy
>> and confusing.
>> Labels are expected to be used to tag specific slaves to have specific
>> capabilities, so that some jobs can flag they require such
>> Typically the only label you need is "Slave" as we don't want most
>> jobs to run on the master node.
>> An example of a valid label is "HANA" for the job running integration
>> tests on the HANA database; for obvious reasons this job needs to be
>> run on the only slave actually having HANA running.
>> While at it, if you installed any Jenkins plugin which you no longer
>> need please remove it.
>> General reminder: there's no dedicated team to keep CI or
>> infrastructure running efficiently, we're all responsible so try to
>> dedicate it some 20 minutes every month making sure your jobs are
>> still necessary and configurations are up to date.
>> For more extensive operations ask Davide or myself and we'll see to help.
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