Pipeline - while loop causes performance issue

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  • Jenkins UI is running incredibly slow

  • Pipeline Stage View UI is not responding or running slowly

  • Pipeline Builds are never finishing

  • Loops are defined in the slow Pipeline.


Try not to use use infinite while loops inside of Pipeline code. A better alternative would be a Retry + Sleep blocks.

This will eliminate the possibility of an endless cycle of a build because it will stop trying after a certain number of attempts. Additionally it ensures that a failure is recorded if the the looped step is unsuccessful.