[Jenkins-infra] A random thought for reducing ci.j.io cost

Jesse Glick jglick at cloudbees.com
Fri Feb 7 21:58:32 UTC 2020

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 4:22 PM R. Tyler Croy <rtyler at brokenco.de> wrote:
> The downsides that come to mind

>From the developer perspective, the obvious downside would be the
likelihood that these machines would behave subtly differently from
dynamically provisioned cloud machines / containers, leading to
hard-to-diagnose occasional build failures. It is more attractive to
have a homogeneous pool of agents provisioned from a cloud service,
especially if the provisioning configuration is “as code”.

I continue to think that the main issue as outlined in INFRA-1633 is
that we do way more builds than we really need, and that we could
easily change CI configuration to skip many of them without much
impact on workflow.

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