RFR: 1682: PullRequestBot::getPeriodicItems takes too long

Erik Joelsson erikj at openjdk.org
Thu Nov 17 23:01:01 UTC 2022

Similar to the NotifyBot in [SKARA-1680](https://bugs.openjdk.org/browse/SKARA-1680), the PullRequestBot is also suffering from spending a very long time in the very first round of getPeriodicItems after a bot restart. The last time we redeployed this bot, it took ~40 minutes. This was long enough to trigger several users to ask if Skara was having issues.

The cause is similar. There is an `isReady` call for each PR, which checks for comments. The comment checking here is even worse than for the NotifyBot because every PR is checked for comments, not just those that match the "rfr" or "integrated" labels.

My proposed solution is similar. We need to move this expensive evaluation to the relevant WorkItems where they can run concurrently instead of serially in `getPeriodicItems`. I chose to make the call from the abstract superclass `PullRequestWorkItem`. This does add the check unnecessarily to the `LabelerWorkItem`, but that one is running so rarely that I don't think it matters performance wise. For correctness, I don't think it hurts checking an extra time.


Commit messages:
 - SKARA-1682

Changes: https://git.openjdk.org/skara/pull/1423/files
 Webrev: https://webrevs.openjdk.org/?repo=skara&pr=1423&range=00
  Issue: https://bugs.openjdk.org/browse/SKARA-1682
  Stats: 10 lines in 2 files changed: 6 ins; 3 del; 1 mod
  Patch: https://git.openjdk.org/skara/pull/1423.diff
  Fetch: git fetch https://git.openjdk.org/skara pull/1423/head:pull/1423

PR: https://git.openjdk.org/skara/pull/1423

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