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From Xuefu Zhang <>
Subject Re: Plan: permanently move hive builds from bigtop
Date Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:29:39 GMT
+1. Thanks for taking care of this.

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM, Szehon Ho <> wrote:

> Hi,
> This week the machine running Hive builds at
>  ran out of space, so new
> jobs like Precommit tests stopped.  Its still not resolved there, there was
> another email today on Bigtop list, but there's very few people with root
> access to that host, and they still haven't responded.
> I chatted with Brock, he has also seen various issues with Bigtop jenkins
> in the past, so I am thinking to move the Jenkins jobs to the PTest master
> itself, where some PMC already have access and can admin if needed.
>  Currently I am hosting the pre-commit Jenkins job on my own EC2 instance
> as stop-gap.
> Other advantages of hosting our own Jenkins:
> 1. No need to wait for other Bigtop jobs to run.
> 2. Bigtop is using a version of Jenkins that doesnt show parameters like
> JIRA number for queued jobs, so impossible to tell whether a patch got
> picked up and where it is in queue.
> 3. Eliminate network hop from Bigtop box to our PTest master.
> The disadvantage is:
> 1. We don't have much experience doing Jenkins admin, but it doesn't look
> too bad.  Mostly, restart if there's issue and clean up if out of space.
> I wonder what people think, and if there's any objections to this?  If not,
> I'll try setting up this weekend.  Then, there is some follow-up work, like
> changing the Jenkins url's displayed in the test report.
> Thanks!
> Szehon

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