Performance issue with TeamCity (MSBuild / Patch Creation) against available resources

Is there any active mechanisms for curbing TeamCity process.

I explain more. A colleague has set up a TeamCity server on a dedicated machine that communicates with a Subversion server on a dedicated machine also. Both machines are on a same local network.

During the following steps:
- sources retrieval from SVN (patch creation)
- MSBuild script execution
both servers load is low. It seems that they're waiting...

Is there a way to speed up these processes?

Regards,

Olivier.

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Have you tried to use checkout on agent?

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Not yet. But do you think it has really an impact on patch creation?
It will be tried.

What about MSBuild script runner?

Olivier.

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Checkout on agent does not require patch construction on the server side. It is like an update from the Subversion into the checkout directory.

As for MSBuild script I would suggest to run it manually and see what load it produces. I do not think that agent somehow slows down MSBuild.

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Hi!

Yes, with checkout on agent, performance is really better! It shows that the patch construction is time consuming.

When run directly from a command-line window, MSBuild script runs really faster (2-3 times). It's a small script that has been used.

There should be an overhead using TeamCity MSBuild runner?




Regards,


Olivier.
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TeamCity attaches it's logger to MSBuild process that is sending information to TeamCity using XMLRPC. This should not change the execution time dramatically. I believe this should be about a constant delay with to dependency to the script size.

Could you please share the build script/TeamCity build log for me to analize.

What would be the execution time in for script A:
- running the script from commandline
- running the script from <MSBuild> task that was included into some wrapping msbuild script started by TeamCity

Thanks!

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Here is the log file from the launch within TeamCity 12 seconds.

The MSBuild execution outside takes 4 seconds.

Regards,

Olivier



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NUnit_Tests_Fast_Integration_Build_20.log.zip
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Sorry for the delay. The question is still relevant? If yes please leave a comment or create a separate thread.

Kind regards,
Marina

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