[Buildbot-devel] Reporting Extra Information

Roy S. Rapoport buildbot-devel at ols.inorganic.org
Tue Oct 3 17:34:24 UTC 2006

On Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 03:14:02PM -0700, Brian Warner wrote:
> I'd patch buildbot/status/html.py, in StepBox.getBox(), which is where the
> text for the per-Step boxes is generated.
>     def getBox(self):
>         b = self.original.getBuild()
>         ...
> That 'b' object provides all the methods described in
> buildbot.interfaces.IBuildStepStatus . (I would point at the epydoc-generated
> API reference page here, but it seems to be pretty empty.. I should figure
> out how to fix that). One of those methods is getTimes(), described here:
>     def getTimes():
>         """Returns a tuple of (start, end). 'start' and 'end' are the times
>         (seconds since the epoch) when the Step started and finished. If the
>         step has not yet started, 'start' will be None. If the step is still
>         running, 'end' will be None."""
> So you could do something like:
>         start, end = b.getTimes()
>         if start and end: # only show time if the step has actually finished
>             text += "%d secs" % (end - start)

Works great!

Only one problem: This gives me how long the _build_ took (note that it's a
'getBuild()' method above :) ), rather than how long each of the steps
took.  Suggestions?


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