Status: Won't Fix
Fix Version/s: None
Team:Data Release Production
ci_hsc_gen3 takes a very long time to execute and there is a bottleneck during deblending where a single job blocks everything and takes around 1500 seconds to execute.
Given what ci_hsc_gen3 is really testing we don't really need to do all that work.
On Slack Fred Moolekamp suggested that the quickest fix might be to add a new config option for deblending that specifies the maximum number of sources to process.
Note also that we have a similar problem in obs_decam tests where
4.25 minutes running nopytest_test_processCcd.py, much of it spent deblending 7 sources out of 303 into 2525(!!) children
Similarly in obs_decam the actual deblended sources aren't really part of what is being tested so capping deblending at 10 sources would help a lot. It's also possible that for this test dataset we have a bad configuration because 2500 children is probably telling us that something is broken.