I’ve started using Jenkins to allow me to conveniently update and build this website on the go. In the process, I had to tweak a few settings, including timeouts, which proved more involved that expected.
The default Git timeout is 10 minutes; often too short, especially for repositories using git-lfs. While there are ways to adjust this for some steps using the UI, the only way to affect all of them is to change the Jenkins-wide environment variable.
On Ubuntu, you can set this by editing
/etc/default/jenkins and updating the
JAVA_ARGS value to include a define for
org.jenkinsci.plugins.gitclient.Git.timeOut (specified in minutes) as follows:
You can verify your new settings have taken by checking the build’s console output. Commands are postfixed with a comment showing the timeout for each step. For example,
> git config remote.origin.url email@example.com:jbmorley/jbmorley.co.uk.git # timeout=600
If you are running a setup with multiple slaves, you will need to perform this same configuration for each slave.