Closed Bug 1411884 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

6.23% build times (windows2012-32) regression on push 64a852e835b7469715fe13dc76b12458e12bb5cb (Wed Oct 25 2017)


(Firefox Build System :: General, defect)

Not set


(firefox-esr52 unaffected, firefox57 unaffected, firefox58 fixed)

Tracking Status
firefox-esr52 --- unaffected
firefox57 --- unaffected
firefox58 --- fixed


(Reporter: igoldan, Unassigned)



(Keywords: regression)

We have detected a build metrics regression from push:

As author of one of the patches included in that push, we need your help to address this regression.


  6%  build times summary windows2012-32 debug static-analysis taskcluster-c4.4xlarge     1,853.70 -> 1,969.28


 66%  sccache hit rate summary windows2012-32 debug static-analysis taskcluster-c4.4xlarge     0.78 -> 0.26
 66%  sccache hit rate summary windows2012-32 opt static-analysis taskcluster-c4.4xlarge       0.78 -> 0.27
 65%  sccache hit rate summary windows2012-64 opt static-analysis taskcluster-c4.4xlarge       0.86 -> 0.30

You can find links to graphs and comparison views for each of the above tests at:

On the page above you can see an alert for each affected platform as well as a link to a graph showing the history of scores for this test. There is also a link to a treeherder page showing the jobs in a pushlog format.

To learn more about the regressing test(s), please see:
Component: Untriaged → Build Config
Product: Firefox → Core
The improvements mentioned above are actually regressions. They actually show that the sccache hit rate dropped from 100% to 66%. Fortunately, it was a just temporary issue.

:gps The increase in build time still remains. Is this something we should accept from now on, for debug builds?
Flags: needinfo?(gps)
The intent of the patches wasn't to change any build configurations for release builds.

However, this measured a difference for static analysis builds, which aren't release builds.

I need to look at the logs, but we /may/ have accidentally changed build flags for static analysis builds when we didn't intend to. I'm glad this monitoring is here and Perfherder alerted us to this possibility.

I'll look at this in more detail later. I don't think it is terribly important to do right this minute.
If you look at the graph, the build times are back to what they were.
(In reply to Mike Hommey [:glandium] from comment #3)
> If you look at the graph, the build times are back to what they were.
Pretty much yes, but not entirely.

The new min-values are just slighly higher (<1%) than the ones before bug 1411081 landed (old mins 1845 vs new mins 1855).
I believe we have to thank build caching for that.

So the 6% regression we noticed initially wasn't that serious really.
I see bug 1412952 managed to regain the original baseline. Did it resolve our specific regression or bring a separate improvement by its own?
I think we can call this resolved.
Closed: 7 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(gps)
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Core → Firefox Build System
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