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

Atin Mukherjee amukherj at redhat.com
Thu Jun 9 09:11:08 UTC 2016

On 06/09/2016 02:38 PM, Kaushal M wrote:
> 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.

That's a great news Kaushal. Many thanks for taking it to the root cause
and fixing it.

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