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how to prevent Build event records created by Ant tasks, help


sam detweiler (12.5k6189201) | asked Mar 27 '13, 9:31 a.m.
edited Mar 27 '13, 1:33 p.m. by Spencer Murata (2.3k115970)
some of our software builds use the RTC provided Ant (in Build system toolkit)  tasks to document progress for long running (8-10 hour) builds.  these are

StartActivity
FinishActivity

and these builds create build records in RTC.. 

but.. it turns out that these Ant tasks also cause Feed event records to be created, and not linearly..
we see 4 ant task invocations and 11 event records.  We had a problem with logs in build records last October too.  these undocumented side effects are killing our system (rtc server and DB server) performance, as the number of events goes up...

is there any way to turn off the side effects? we don't need Build events generated for this.

some of our CI builds are generating 1000 events each, at 20 times a day this is extremely excessive.

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Geoffrey Clemm commented Mar 27 '13, 11:14 p.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER

Also note that the cost of registering an activity against a build used to increase quadratically in the number of activities ... so unless this has been fixed in later versions of RTC, you'll want to make sure that you don't register more than 100 activities against a given build.

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Scott Cowan (966310) | answered Apr 02 '13, 3:08 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Hi Sam,

I don't believe there is a way to turn events off for a build.  Nick just opened this enhancement ... Allow build event creation for build activities to be turned off (258721)

Scott

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