Buildbot no longer supports Python 2.7 on the Buildbot master.
This page documents the latest, unreleased version of Buildbot. For documentation for released versions, see http://docs.buildbot.net/current/.
New in Buildbot 0.8.4 is support for tracking various performance metrics inside the buildbot master process.
Currently, these are logged periodically according to the
log_interval configuration setting of the
The metrics subsystem is implemented in
It makes use of twisted’s logging system to pass metrics data from all over Buildbot’s code to a central
MetricsLogObserver object, which is available at
BuildMaster.metrics or via
22.214.171.124. Metric Events¶
MetricEvent objects represent individual items to monitor.
There are three sub-classes implemented:
Records incremental increase or decrease of some value, or an absolute measure of some value.
from buildbot.process.metrics import MetricCountEvent # We got a new widget! MetricCountEvent.log('num_widgets', 1) # We have exactly 10 widgets MetricCountEvent.log('num_widgets', 10, absolute=True)
Measures how long things take. By default the average of the last 10 times will be reported.
from buildbot.process.metrics import MetricTimeEvent # function took 0.001s MetricTimeEvent.log('time_function', 0.001)
Indicates the health of various metrics.
from buildbot.process.metrics import MetricAlarmEvent, ALARM_OK # num_workers looks ok MetricAlarmEvent.log('num_workers', level=ALARM_OK)
126.96.36.199. Metric Handlers¶
MetricsHandler objects are responsible for collecting
MetricEvents of a specific type and keeping track of their values for future reporting.
MetricsHandler classes corresponding to each of the
188.8.131.52. Metric Watchers¶
Watcher objects can be added to
MetricsHandlers to be called when metric events of a certain type are received.
Watchers are generally used to record alarm events in response to count or time events.
184.108.40.206. Metric Helpers¶
A function decorator that counts how many times the function is called.
from buildbot.process.metrics import countMethod @countMethod('foo_called') def foo(): return "foo!"
Timerobjects can be used to make timing events easier. When
Timer.stop()is called, a
MetricTimeEventis logged with the elapsed time since
from buildbot.process.metrics import Timer def foo(): t = Timer('time_foo') t.start() try: for i in range(1000): calc(i) return "foo!" finally: t.stop()
Timerobjects also provide a pair of decorators,
stopTimerto decorate other functions.
from buildbot.process.metrics import Timer t = Timer('time_thing') @t.startTimer def foo(): return "foo!" @t.stopTimer def bar(): return "bar!" foo() bar()
A function decorator that measures how long a function takes to execute. Note that many functions in Buildbot return deferreds, so may return before all the work they set up has completed. Using an explicit
Timeris better in this case.
from buildbot.process.metrics import timeMethod @timeMethod('time_foo') def foo(): for i in range(1000): calc(i) return "foo!"