in the jenkins builds for osmo-gsm-tester, disable and/or exclude static libraries
Apparently both dynamic and static libraries are being installed.
Since the artifacts are passed around and archived, it is good to keep them small.
Dropping static libraries could take away about half the size.
Combined artifacts for a run are currently ~ 30 Mb.
Instead we could drop all libraries (dynamic and static) and only send a readily linked static binary.
It is benificial to keep the artifacts as small as possible. The artifact size is multiplied by test runs, is continuously written to disk and sent over the network. I think this is more than Low.
If we have a 30 Mb artifact just for the result .tgz, storing only ten builds is already 300 Mb of rotated data.
If we can possibly halve this, we should, sooner rather than later. Same goes for the binary .tgz built and used by osmo-gsm-tester_run.
Another idea would be to not actually store the binaries in the resulting .tgz, though that is helpful in case one would like to reproduce a failure.