[Ci-users] Reaping at 12 hrs instead of 2 days

Fri Jan 22 11:26:55 UTC 2016
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>


In the coming days, we are going to start moving towards reaping
orphaned machines every 12 hrs. At the moment, machines are reclaimed on
the second date change ( ie. if you provisioned at 00:01 on anyday, you
get 48 hrs before the machine is reclaimed, or if you provisioned at
23:59, you get 24 hrs ). Going forward, this will reduce to 12 hrs.

Looking through the last month worth of reclaimed nodes, it looks like
the longest running roles typically finish in under 2 hrs or thereabouts
- so 12 hrs should still be plenty of head room. Machines that dont
usually returned within 3 hrs + are the ones we almost exclusively end
up reclaiming on the timeout.

Therefore, this 12 hr timeout should not impact anyone / any jobs. Let
me know if thats not the case.


Karanbir Singh
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