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  2. JENKINS-46460

Performance issue in AsyncResourceDisposer.persist

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      A thread dump of a Jenkins system suffering very poor performance showed many threads blocked in AsyncResourceDisposer.persist, here:

      "Computer.threadPoolForRemoting [#...]" ... waiting for monitor entry [...]
         java.lang.Thread.State: BLOCKED (on object monitor)
      	at com.thoughtworks.xstream.core.DefaultConverterLookup.lookupConverterForType(DefaultConverterLookup.java:49)
      	- waiting to lock <...> (a com.thoughtworks.xstream.core.DefaultConverterLookup)
      	at com.thoughtworks.xstream.XStream$1.lookupConverterForType(XStream.java:498)
      	at ...
      	at com.thoughtworks.xstream.XStream.toXML(XStream.java:988)
      	at hudson.XmlFile.write(XmlFile.java:170)
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.resourcedisposer.AsyncResourceDisposer.persist(AsyncResourceDisposer.java:175)
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.resourcedisposer.AsyncResourceDisposer.access$300(AsyncResourceDisposer.java:65)
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.resourcedisposer.AsyncResourceDisposer$WorkItem.run(AsyncResourceDisposer.java:262)
      	at ...
      

      This is written poorly and causing massive contention on a single lock in XStream; it should be coalescing calls to persist, and preferably even delaying them by a few seconds' grace period to try to batch up as much as possible.

      The workaround is to remove this plugin. It is typically used by ws-cleanup; better to, say, use the CleanBeforeCheckout option in Git.

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              olivergondza Oliver Gond┼ża
              jglick Jesse Glick
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