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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: Latest status on the hanging Jenkins slaves/builds
Date Sat, 24 May 2014 01:33:54 GMT
Does it make sense to start with disabling all maven plugin-based jobs
first to see if that helps with the hanging issue?* Purging 600 jobs
seems like a rash first step if we aren't certain that it is indeed
the problem.

Obviously this will need lots of visibility prior to doing it, notice
on builds@, perhaps even a blog post.

--David

On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Andrew Bayer <abayer@apache.org> wrote:
> So I opened https://issues.jenkins-ci.org/browse/JENKINS-23098 for this, and
> am currently putting together the support bundle mentioned in it. But it
> looks like there's a very real chance that the Maven plugin/job type is just
> so thoroughly crap at scale that we need to get rid of it and move all jobs
> to freestyle projects, using Maven build steps instead.
>
> If that turns out to be the only real option, it's going to be an ugly
> transition, given that we have over 600 Maven projects from many different
> projects, and there's no automatic way to transition those projects. I can
> probably come up with something that'll do a pretty decent approximation of
> that, but it wouldn't be perfect. We may want to consider tossing all the
> Maven jobs, removing the Maven plugin, and having the projects rebuild the
> jobs themselves.
>
> A.

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