Introduce lib that contains Postgres based persistent cache impl

The following change introduces cache-postgres.jar library that contains
Postgres based persistence implementation for Gerrit caches.

It is heavily based on existing Gerrit's H2CacheImpl and could/should
be further optimized in the follow up changes.

One builds it by calling:
bazel build cache-postgres

1. create Postgres DB e.g. gerrit_caches
2. copy 'bazel-genfiles/cache-postgres.jar' to GERRIT_SITE/lib dir
3. modify GERRIT_SITE/etc/gerrit.config with the following changes
  a) inform Gerrit that main library's module should be loaded

  b) specify connection to Postgres DB
4. restart Gerrit
5. remaining configuration parameters are mentioned in

1. current implementation doesn't contain migration step and
existing data will be wiped out.
2. it uses INSERT INTO ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE ... upsert syntax [1]
therefore it is Postgres 9.5+ compatible.


Depends-On: I7562b210fad4c5f6dc67887f627cf76815a378cb
Change-Id: I33fa1cd3dba1c1b246aecaa05a052f7348ddd64a
Signed-off-by: Jacek Centkowski <>
26 files changed
tree: 5792c18ce8bf3fe44f3f510d783a8aa4c6623787
  1. src/
  2. tools/
  3. .gitignore
  4. BUILD
  7. bazlets.bzl
  8. external_plugin_deps.bzl

Gerrit Postgres based persistent cache

Gerrit lib module to swap existing persistent cache implementation (that is H2 based) with implementation that stores data in Postgres. Note that is uses INSERT INTO ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE ... upsert syntax therefore it is Postgres 9.5+ compatible.

How to build

Build this module similarly to standalone build for any other, bazel based Gerrit plugin:

  • Clone the cache-postgres source tree
  • Run bazel build cache-postgres
  • The cache-postgres.jar module is generated under /bazel-genfiles/cache-postgres.jar

How install

Copy cache-postgres.jar library to Gerrit /lib and add the following two extra settings to gerrit.config:

  installModule =

  url = jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5432/gerrit_caches?user=gerrit&password=gerrit

Core Gerrit settings: section cache

cache.url : URI that specifies connection to existing DB (including both username and passwword).

cache.poolLimit : Maximum number of open database connections. If the server needs more than this number, request processing threads will wait up to cache.poolMaxWait seconds for a connection to be released before they abort with an exception. Default value is taken from database.poolLimit.

cache.poolMinIdle : Minimum number of connections to keep idle in the pool. Default is 4.

cache.poolMaxIdle : Maximum number of connections to keep idle in the pool. If there are more idle connections, connections will be closed instead of being returned back to the pool. Default is min(cache.poolLimit, 16).

cache.poolMaxWait Maximum amount of time a request processing thread will wait to acquire a database connection from the pool. If no connection is released within this time period, the processing thread will abort its current operations and return an error to the client. Values should use common unit suffixes to express their setting:

  • ms, milliseconds
  • s, sec, second, seconds
  • m, min, minute, minutes
  • h, hr, hour, hours

If a unit suffix is not specified, milliseconds is assumed. Default is 30 seconds.