[Gluster-Maintainers] Random voting in Gerrit - Check votes before merging

Kaushal M kshlmster at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 09:08:46 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Kaushal M <kshlmster at gmail.com> wrote:
> A heads up to all maintainers and developers.
> As all of you probably already know, reviews in Gerrit are getting
> random votes for jobs that ran for other patchsets.
> We've had people noticing these votes only when they've been negative.
> But these votes can be positive as well (I've got an example in the
> forwarded mail below).
> Maintainers need to be make sure that any positive vote given to a
> review is correct and for a job that ran for the particular review,
> before merging it.
> To make sure that changes that have been given such a bogus vote don't
> get merged, any developer finding such a vote, can give a Verified-1
> to the review to block it from merging. I've changed the Verified flag
> so that a Verified-1 blocks a review from being merged. I'll remove
> this change after we figure out what's happening.
> I'll be posting updates to the infra-list to the mail-thread I've
> forwarded below.

This (and the random build failures) should be fixed now.

There should no longer be any random votes/comments. Anyone who's had
incorrect votes, please re-trigger the jobs.

I'll leave the Verified-1 configuration around, as a way to block
changes being merged in the future, if similar situations occur.


PS: For anyone curious about what happened (tl;dr: zombie-jenkins),
please refer to the thread
'Investigating random votes in Gerrit' in the gluster-infra list.

> ~kaushal
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Kaushal M <kshlmster at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 11:52 AM
> Subject: Investigating random votes in Gerrit
> To: gluster-infra <gluster-infra at gluster.org>
> In addition to the builder issues we're having, we are also facing
> problems with jenkins voting/commenting randomly.
> The comments generally link to older jobs for older patchsets, which
> were run about 2 months back (beginning of April). For example,
> https://review.gluster.org/14665 has a netbsd regression +1 vote, from
> a job run in April for review 13873, and which actually failed.
> Another observation that I've made is that these fake votes sometime
> provide a -1 Verified. Jenkins shouldn't be using this flag anymore.
> These 2 observations, make me wonder if another jenkins instance is
> running somewhere, from our old backups possibly? Michael, could this
> be possible?
> To check from where these votes/comments were coming from, I tried
> checking the Gerrit sshd logs. This wasn't helpful, because all logins
> apparently happen from This is probably some firewall rule
> that has been setup, post migration, because I see older logs giving
> proper IPs. I'll require Michael's help with fixing this, if possible.
> I'll continue to investigate, and update this thread with anything I find.
> ~kaushal

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