Closed Bug 711679 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago
Send background version checks to new domain
To help IT handle high load, we'd like the background update pings to be sent to a separate domain so that they can be turned off without affecting upgrade compatibility and other more important services. This should involve cloning extensions.update.url and replacing the domain to be versioncheck-bg.addons.mozilla.org and using that setting when it's a background check. Note that there is probably some trickery around add-ons that use a custom updateURL -- we shouldn't force them to set this property if possible, it should continue to work as it currently does and not ping us.
Which domain should hotfix checks use? It happens during the periodic background update check, but it's more important than a normal addon update.
Assignee: nobody → bmcbride
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Until I get an answer to comment 1, this assumes the hotfix checks should use the new domain. But that's really simple to revert.
I don't think we need to special case the hotfix add-on unless it's super easy to do. My hope is that we will only ever need to use this rarely and for brief intervals.
Attachment #599514 - Flags: review?(geoff) → review+
(In reply to Justin Scott [:fligtar] from comment #3) > I don't think we need to special case the hotfix add-on unless it's super > easy to do. My hope is that we will only ever need to use this rarely and > for brief intervals. It is super-easy to do - hotfixes have their own update logic, so it's a one-line fix to change which preference to use (I had to change that one line to make it use the new domain). Even the test was a one-line fix. So it's only a matter which is more appropriate.
Attachment #599514 - Flags: review?(dtownsend+bugmail) → review+
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla13
For future reference: That patch made it so hotfix checks go to the new domain.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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