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

Fri Jan 22 17:02:05 UTC 2016
James <purpleidea at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 6:26 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> hi,
> 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.
> Regards

I agree that this is a good idea, but in addition it would be useful
to know which users/jobs are not reaping themselves so that they can
fix their build scripts!