[Buildbot-devel] GSoC: Initial thoughts on the Graphs and Data Charts Project

Prasoon Shukla prasoon92.iitr at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 18:28:50 UTC 2015


On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 11:49 PM, Mikhail Sobolev <mss at mawhrin.net> wrote:

> Hi Project,
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:52:48AM +0530, Prasoon Shukla wrote:
> >    @Mikhail:
> >    I hadn't incorporated metrics in my idea because I thought it wasn't
> >    complete. Anyway, I went through that ticket and now I can see that
> >    metrics module already has support for collecting data however it
> cannot
> >    yet:
> >    a. Store the data properly ([1]http://trac.buildbot.net/ticket/2032),
> I am not sure that this ticket is about storing data (actually, I am not
> sure
> it's metrics related at all).
> Yes, that is the wrong bug - I had several browser tabs open at the time
of writing, perhaps I pasted wrongly.

> However I agree that storing metrics data is something that needs to be
> considered here.
> >    b. Retrieve the stored data in a structured format (We still need to
> rely
> >    on grep).
> I do not quite understand how grep is involved here.
Right now, metric data goes into twisted log files. To retrieve this data
in any meaningful manner, we need to use grep (and possibly even awk).

> >    So, the minimum possible requirement to using the metrics module
> would be
> >    to actually implement these two features first. I think that I should
> be
> >    able to accomodate these two tasks in my project as well since the
> actual
> >    graph-and-charts project isn't very big in itself. This will, however,
> >    mean that no one would be able to take the metrics project separately
> >    (which shouldn't be a problem - no one has expressed an interest in
> that
> >    project yet).
> >    Would this be acceptable? I mean, should I go ahead and count these
> two
> >    tasks as part of my project?
> My inclination is that this two projects are actually one project.  I'll
> read
> more carefully the ideas for both and return to this.
> Yes, there certainly is a large overlap. Thank you for looking into this.
Let me know what you think.

> --
> Misha
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