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Backfill

Trigger skipped jobs (Treeherder terminology). Also refers to filling in missing data points from Perfherder's Graphs view.

Data point

Performance metric value visible in Perfherder's Graph view.

Selected data point

DOM Content Flushed (dcf)

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Downstream

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First Contentful Paint (fcp)

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First Non-Blank Paint (fnbpaint)

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Gecko profile

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mitmproxy

Mitmproxy is a third-party open-source tool (found here in github) that allows the recording of a live web page and saving it as a playback archive. Using Mitmproxy's 'mitmdump' tool, the recorded page can be played back through a local proxy browser proxy; then browsing to the URL loads the page from the mitmproxy recording instead of the live site.

The Raptor performance testing framework uses Mitmproxy for Raptor page-load performance tests. Mitmproxy is available as a python mozbase/mozproxy module for import in any python project.

Noise (regarding performance tests)

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Nudge

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Perf Sheriff

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Perfherder

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Raptor

Raptor is a performance testing framework used for running browser page-load and browser benchmark tests. Raptor can run performance tests on Firefox desktop, Firefox android (Fennec, Geckoview example app, and the android components Reference Browser), and Google Chrome/Chromium. For more information please refer to the Raptor wiki page.

RelMan glossary

These terms are of use, especially when doing Performance sheriffing.

Retrigger

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SETA

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Talos

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Treeherder

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Time To First Interactive (ttfi)

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R/b

Short name for retrigger/backfill.

WebPageTest

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