Disk Usage Plugin causing high CPU


The original Disk Usage plugin offers many more features, however it consumes many more resources and in some instances can prevent the Jenkins master from operating correctly.



  1. Stop using the Disk Usage Plugin.
  2. Continue using the Disk Usage Plugin with the increased CPU usage during the time frame it takes for it to run.
  3. Stop using the Disk Usage Plugin and use the CloudBees Simple Disk Usage Plugin instead which states the following on its wiki page: This plugin offers a simplified disk usage report. It is based on the Unix du command - and as such won’t work on Windows masters.

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