[Mesa-dev] [Intel-gfx] gitlab.fd.o financial situation and impact on services

Timur Kristóf timur.kristof at gmail.com
Sat Feb 29 20:28:33 UTC 2020

On Sat, 2020-02-29 at 14:46 -0500, Nicolas Dufresne wrote:
> > 
> > 1. I think we should completely disable running the CI on MRs which
> > are
> > marked WIP. Speaking from personal experience, I usually make a lot
> > of
> > changes to my MRs before they are merged, so it is a waste of CI
> > resources.
> In the mean time, you can help by taking the habit to use:
>   git push -o ci.skip

Thanks for the advice, I wasn't aware such an option exists. Does this
also work on the mesa gitlab or is this a GStreamer only thing?

How hard would it be to make this the default?

> That's a much more difficult goal then it looks like. Let each
> projects
> manage their CI graph and content, as each case is unique. Running
> more
> tests, or building more code isn't the main issue as the CPU time is
> mostly sponsored. The data transfers between the cloud of gitlab and
> the runners (which are external), along to sending OS image to Lava
> labs is what is likely the most expensive.
> As it was already mention in the thread, what we are missing now, and
> being worked on, is per group/project statistics that give us the
> hotspot so we can better target the optimization work.

Yes, would be nice to know what the hotspot is, indeed.

As far as I understand, the problem is not CI itself, but the bandwidth
needed by the build artifacts, right? Would it be possible to not host
the build artifacts on the gitlab, but rather only the place where the
build actually happened? Or at least, only transfer the build artifacts

I'm not exactly familiar with how the system works, so sorry if this is
a silly question.

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