Task-graph generation takes a collection of parameters as input, in the form of a JSON or YAML file.
During decision-task processing, some of these parameters are supplied on the
command line or by environment variables. The decision task helpfully produces
a full parameters file as one of its output artifacts. The other
taskgraph commands can take this file as input. This can be very helpful
when working on a change to the task graph.
When experimenting with local runs of the task-graph generation, it is always
best to find a recent decision task’s
parameters.yml file, and modify that
file if necessary, rather than starting from scratch. This ensures you have a
complete set of parameters.
The properties of the parameters object are described here, divided roughly by topic.
Whether or not this push is a “backstop” push. That is a push where all builds and tests should run to ensure regressions aren’t accidentally missed.
The repository from which to do an initial clone, utilizing any available caching.
The repository containing the changeset to be built. This may differ from
base_repositoryin cases where
base_repositoryis likely to be cached and only a few additional commits are needed from
The revision to check out; this can be a short revision string
For Mercurial repositories, this is the same as
head_rev. For git repositories, which do not allow pulling explicit revisions, this gives the symbolic ref containing
head_revthat should be pulled from
Email address indicating the person who made the push. Note that this value may be forged and must not be relied on for authentication.
The try syntax in the commit message, if any.
The ID from the
The timestamp of the push to the repository that triggered this decision task. Expressed as an integer seconds since the UNIX epoch.
The mercurial branch where the revision lives in.
The timestamp of the build date. Defaults to
pushdateand falls back to present time of taskgraph invocation. Expressed as an integer seconds since the UNIX epoch.
A formatted timestamp of
build_date. Expressed as a string with the following format: %Y%m%d%H%M%S
tasks_forvalue used to generate the decision task.
Another name for what may otherwise be called tree or branch or repository. This is the unqualified name, such as
The SCM level associated with this tree. This dictates the names of resources used in the generated tasks, and those tasks will fail if it is incorrect.
The mode in which a try push is operating. This can be one of:
"try_task_config"- Used to configure the taskgraph.
"try_option_syntax"- Used when pushing to try with legacy try syntax.
"try_auto"- Used to make try pushes behave more like a push on
"try_select"- Used by
mach tryto build a list of tasks locally.
None- Not a try push or
mach try release.
The arguments given as try syntax (as a dictionary), or
The contents of the
The test manifest loader to use as defined in
The “target set” is the set of task labels which must be included in a task graph. The task graph generation process will include any tasks required by those in the target set, recursively. In a decision task, this set can be specified programmatically using one of a variety of methods (e.g., parsing try syntax or reading a project-specific configuration file).
List of filter functions (from
taskcluster/taskgraph/filter_tasks.py) to apply. This is usually defined internally, as filters are typically global.
The method to use to determine the target task set. This is the suffix of one of the functions in
History of recent releases by platform and locale, used when generating partial updates for nightly releases. Suitable contents can be generated with
mach release-history, which will print to the console by default.
A python path of the form
<module>:<object>containing a dictionary of optimization strategies to use, overwriting the defaults.
If true, then target tasks are eligible for optimization.
Specify tasks to not optimize out of the graph. This is a list of labels. Any tasks in the graph matching one of the labels will not be optimized out of the graph.
Specify tasks to optimize out of the graph. This is a dictionary of label to taskId. Any tasks in the graph matching one of the labels will use the previously-run taskId rather than submitting a new task.
Specify the release promotion build number.
Specify the version for release tasks.
Specify the application version for release tasks. For releases, this is often a less specific version number than
Specify the next version for version bump tasks.
The type of release being promoted. One of “nightly”, “beta”, “esr78”, “release-rc”, or “release”.
The time and date when a release is scheduled to live. This value is passed to Balrog.
Boolean which controls repacking vanilla Firefox builds for partners.
Boolean which controls adding attribution to vanilla Firefox builds for partners.
Boolean which controls repacking vanilla Firefox builds into EME-free builds.
List of partners to repack or attribute if a subset of the whole config. A null value defaults to all.
Configuration for partner repacks & attribution, as well as EME-free repacks.
The build number for partner repacks. We sometimes have multiple partner build numbers per release build number; this parameter lets us bump them independently. Defaults to 1.
The product that is being released.
A list of signoffs that are required for this release promotion flavor. If specified, and if the corresponding signoff_urls url isn’t specified, tasks that require these signoffs will not be scheduled.
A dictionary of signoff keys to url values. These are the urls marking the corresponding
required_signoffsas signed off.
Repository Merge Day¶
Merge config describes the repository merge behaviour, using an alias to cover which set of file replacements and version increments are required, along with overrides for the source and target repository URIs.
The clone/push URI of the source repository, such as https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central
The clone/push URI of the target repository, such as https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-beta
The firefoxtree alias of the source branch, such as ‘central’, ‘beta’
The firefoxtree alias of the target branch, such as ‘beta’, ‘release’
Don’t push any results to target repositories.
Comm Push Information¶
These parameters correspond to the repository and revision of the comm-central repository to checkout. Their meaning is the same as the corresponding parameters for the gecko repository above. They are optional, but if any of them are specified, they must all be specified.
The code review process needs to know the Phabricator Differential diff that started the analysis. This parameter must start with PHID-DIFF-
Generate only the given kind and its kind-dependencies. This is used for local inspection of the graph and is not supported at run-time.