Build Telemetry

The build system (specifically, all the build tooling hooked up to ./mach) has been configured to collect metrics data points for various build system actions. This data helps drive team planning for the build team and ensure that resources are applied to build processes that need them most. You can opt-in to send telemetry to Mozilla during ./mach bootstrap.

The build telemetry schema can be found in-tree under python/mozbuild/mozbuild/telemetry.py in Voluptuous schema format. You can use the export_telemetry_schema.py script in that same directory to get the schema in JSON-schema format. Details of the schema are specified below:

telemetry

type:object
Required:argv, build_opts, client_id, command, duration_ms, success, system, time

Properties: argv, build_opts, client_id, command, duration_ms, exception, file_types_changed, success, system, time

argv

Full mach commandline. If the commandline contains absolute paths they will be sanitized.

type:array
Every element of argv is:
type:string

build_opts

Selected build options

type:object

Properties: artifact, ccache, compiler, debug, icecream, opt, sccache

artifact

true if –enable-artifact-builds

type:boolean

ccache

true if ccache is in use (–with-ccache)

type:boolean

compiler

The compiler type in use (CC_TYPE)

Allowed values:

  • clang
  • clang-cl
  • gcc
  • msvc

debug

true if build is debug (–enable-debug)

type:boolean

icecream

true if icecream in use

type:boolean

opt

true if build is optimized (–enable-optimize)

type:boolean

sccache

true if ccache in use is sccache

type:boolean

client_id

A UUID to uniquely identify a client

type:string

command

The mach command that was invoked

type:string

duration_ms

Command duration in milliseconds

type:number

exception

If a Python exception was encountered during the execution of the command, this value contains the result of calling repr on the exception object.

type:string

file_types_changed

This array contains a list of objects with {ext, count} properties giving the count of files changed since the last invocation grouped by file type

type:array
Every element of file_types_changed is:
type:object
Required:count, ext

Properties: count, ext

count

Count of changed files with this extension

type:number

ext

File extension

type:string

success

true if the command succeeded

type:boolean

system

type:object
Required:os

Properties: cpu_brand, drive_is_ssd, logical_cores, memory_gb, os, physical_cores, virtual_machine

cpu_brand

CPU brand string from CPUID

type:string

drive_is_ssd

true if the source directory is on a solid-state disk

type:boolean

logical_cores

Number of logical CPU cores present

type:number

memory_gb

System memory in GB

type:number

os

Operating system

Allowed values:

  • windows
  • macos
  • linux
  • other

physical_cores

Number of physical CPU cores present

type:number

virtual_machine

true if the OS appears to be running in a virtual machine

type:boolean

time

Time at which this event happened

type:string
format:date-time