Closed Bug 1622302 Opened 5 months ago Closed 4 months ago

adjusting start time for automated beta builds to 02:00 UTC

Categories

(Release Engineering :: Release Automation: Other, task)

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Tracking

(firefox75 fixed, firefox76 fixed)

RESOLVED FIXED
Tracking Status
firefox75 --- fixed
firefox76 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: jcristau, Assigned: jcristau)

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When we set up automated betas the start time was picked to try and have builds ready to test by QA by the beginning of the Romanian work day.
With a kick off at 4AM UTC, and assuming we want the builds by 9AM Europe/Bucharest, that gives us 3 hours outside of DST, but only 2 with DST in a couple of weeks. And with partner repacks in later beta builds, the promote graph also takes longer.

So I'd like to suggest a move to 2AM for beta build promotion kick off. That is 4 hours after the regular nightly build starts, so should hopefully not conflict too much.

Would it help if we didn't include partner builds in the release graphs, and did them as a separate process?

Maybe? The eme-free repacks at least get pushed to releases and listed in checksums, so those would have to stay part of the release graphs. But it's possible removing the others would be enough to shorten things.

This change looks reasonable to me. An advantage to this is that it increases the overlap with US folks, even though very late, it may help in some occasions. Also, as long as we keep the nightlies during EU nighttime, when it's US evening, I think we're good because there is less load on the infrastructure as well and our end-to-end times for releases are much better; also less intermittents.

Attachment #9133228 - Attachment description: Bug 1622302 - kick off automated beta builds at 02:00 UTC instead of 04:00. r?jlorenzo → Bug 1622302 - kick off automated beta builds at 02:00 UTC instead of 04:00. DONTBUILD r?jlorenzo
Pushed by jcristau@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/4c0ce1448db8
kick off automated beta builds at 02:00 UTC instead of 04:00. DONTBUILD r=jlorenzo
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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