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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] Report generation frequency
From: Tom Kent (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-02 16:38:57

On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 12:34 PM, Belcourt, Kenneth <kbelco_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking to increase the frequency that the test reporting runs at, it seems that both develop and master update on about a 4 hour cycle or so but I could be mistaken. Could I work with whomever is currently running test reporting to help increase the frequency and also get some pointers on how best to run the reporting scripts, I don't want to step on anyone's toes.

I'm running a crown job that kicks off every 4hrs on the hour (00:00,
04:00, 08:00, 12:00, 16:00, 20:00). I want to run it more but I have
some bandwidth constraints and even with rsync doing partial uploads
and downloads its still a lot of bandwidth. When I get a chance, I
have a VM running in the cloud that I was going to task with report
generation, so then I won't have any bandwidth constraints and can run
more frequently...not sure when that will happen though.

I thought Beman was running them too (I think he said he would run at
half past?), but I haven't noticed more coming up. He had suggested in
some past thread that we have different people run them at different
times of the hour (someone on the hour, someone half past, quarter
past, etc) so that if one runner goes down the others will seamlessly
pickup. This would also allow for more frequent generation.

The reason that we don't just want people running whenever is that
we're not sure what will happen if two users try to upload things at
the same time. If you wanted to jump in and start running at :15 or
:45, I think that would probably be fine...would once or twice an hour
be frequent enough for what you were looking for?

Another idea, since the new report generator is pretty quick, maybe we
could set it up to run on the server (I'm assuming the XSLT wasn't
done there because of the load it would incur). Then as long as the
server is up we'll have good reports, and most of the generation
process is actually downloading and uploading data, so that would be
easier on the server as well. Thoughts?


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