Heavy Job Plugin

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This plugin allows you to define "weight" on each job, and making each job consume that many executors (instead of just one.) Useful for a job that's parallelized by itself, so that Hudson can schedule jobs accordingly.

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Plugin ID heavy-job Changes In Latest Release
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Oct 16, 2013
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Usage Installations 2013-Apr 291
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This plugin adds the following configuration UI fragment into your job configuration page. Specify the total number of executors that this job should occupy:

When you run this job, it'll occupy the specified number of executors, as can be seen below:

The occupied executors cannot build anything else while this build is in progress, thereby preserving the necessary computational resources for the job. It also means that the job with weight=2 cannot be run on a node with just one executor, or if a node has two executors but one of them is building something.


Version 1.1 (Oct 16, 2013)

  • Updated to 1.424 baseline.
  • Fixed plugin metadata.

Version 1.0 (Sep 26, 2010)

  • Initial release


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