Avoid auto-reindex of projects during init when unneeded

The forced reindex is not needed when the project index is present.

Preserve the automatic reindex of projects for new sites and defer
to reindex site program or online reindexing if project index already

The check is implemented in index backend agnostic manner, so that it
should work for both supported backends: Lucene and Elasticsearch. It
should also work independently whether or not a project index schema
migration is needed during upgrade.

Reindexing projects is a very expensive operation and can turn a simple
upgrade to a long and painful operation because of the increase of the
migration time and the amount of memory needed.

Bug: Issue 12680
Change-Id: I3a4f1d07405f7bb631467d1f005d48cb56ee867f
3 files changed
tree: 571b7ee510c478675cbc02dee8cedef3bfc8d23f
  1. .settings/
  2. antlr3/
  3. contrib/
  4. Documentation/
  5. e2e-tests/
  6. java/
  7. javatests/
  8. lib/
  9. modules/
  10. plugins/
  11. polygerrit-ui/
  12. prolog/
  13. prologtests/
  14. proto/
  15. resources/
  16. tools/
  17. webapp/
  18. .bazelignore
  19. .bazelproject
  20. .bazelrc
  21. .bazelversion
  22. .editorconfig
  23. .git-blame-ignore-revs
  24. .gitignore
  25. .gitmodules
  26. .gitreview
  27. .mailmap
  28. .pydevproject
  29. .zuul.yaml
  30. BUILD
  33. Jenkinsfile
  34. package.json
  35. README.md
  37. version.bzl
  39. yarn.lock

Gerrit Code Review

Gerrit is a code review and project management tool for Git based projects.

Build Status


Gerrit makes reviews easier by showing changes in a side-by-side display, and allowing inline comments to be added by any reviewer.

Gerrit simplifies Git based project maintainership by permitting any authorized user to submit changes to the master Git repository, rather than requiring all approved changes to be merged in by hand by the project maintainer.


For information about how to install and use Gerrit, refer to the documentation.


Our canonical Git repository is located on googlesource.com. There is a mirror of the repository on Github.

Reporting bugs

Please report bugs on the issue tracker.


Gerrit is the work of hundreds of contributors. We appreciate your help!

Please read the contribution guidelines.

Note that we do not accept Pull Requests via the Github mirror.

Getting in contact

The Developer Mailing list is repo-discuss on Google Groups.


Gerrit is provided under the Apache License 2.0.


Install Bazel and run the following:

    git clone --recurse-submodules https://gerrit.googlesource.com/gerrit
    cd gerrit && bazel build release

Install binary packages (Deb/Rpm)

The instruction how to configure GerritForge/BinTray repositories is here

On Debian/Ubuntu run:

    apt-get update & apt-get install gerrit=<version>-<release>

NOTE: release is a counter that starts with 1 and indicates the number of packages that have been released with the same version of the software.

On CentOS/RedHat run:

    yum clean all && yum install gerrit-<version>[-<release>]

On Fedora run:

    dnf clean all && dnf install gerrit-<version>[-<release>]

Use pre-built Gerrit images on Docker

Docker images of Gerrit are available on DockerHub

To run a CentOS 7 based Gerrit image:

    docker run -p 8080:8080 gerritforge/gerrit-centos7[:version]

To run a Ubuntu 15.04 based Gerrit image:

    docker run -p 8080:8080 gerritforge/gerrit-ubuntu15.04[:version]

NOTE: release is optional. Last released package of the version is installed if the release number is omitted.