build log file size checker

Aborts a build if its log file gets too big.

This plugin monitors the size of the output file of a build and aborts the build if the log file gets too big. You can set a default value for the maximum allowed size in the Jenkins configuration as well as specify a maximum file size on the configuration page of each individual job.

Pipeline Support

The log file size checker can be added to a jenkins pipeline with a wrap statement. The 'maxLogSize' attribute is in MB. For example:

 $class: 'LogfilesizecheckerWrapper',
   'maxLogSize': 1,
   'failBuild': true,
   'setOwn': true]) {
 echo "do stuff"


If the console output exceeds the limit specified in the LogfilesizecheckerWrapper, the build aborts with the following error: 

>>> Max Log Size reached 1(MB). Aborting <<<


Version 1.5 (NOV 15 2018)

  • [JENKINS-54641] Using getLogText instead deprecated getLogFile

Version 1.4 (Jul 25 2018)

  • Improve performance for many-executor systems. Thanks to Pavel Avgustinov (PR #7).

Version 1.3 (Dec 13 2017)

  • Pipeline support. Thanks to Basil Crow (PR #3).

Version 1.2 (Nov 06 2013)

  • Shorter title in job configuration for ab better look and feel

Version 1.1 (Oct 26 2013)

Version 1.0 (Sep 10 2012)

  • First version of this plugin