|author||Marcin Czech <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Thu Jun 24 18:57:52 2021 +0200|
|committer||Marcin Czech <email@example.com>||Fri Jul 09 17:55:03 2021 +0000|
Use Event.instanceId instead of forwarded event tagging with ThreadLocal To avoid infinite events loop forwarded events are marked using ThreadLocal. Currently all events which extends com.google.gerrit.server.events.Event class contain gerrit.instanceId property so tracking events with ThreadLocal in most cases is not needed anymore because the event instanceId can always be compared against the node instanceId. This allows to skip sending events which are not produced by the current node. Also for project version ref update event we can avoid consuming events created by other nodes. Bug: Issue 14660 Change-Id: Ie455cf8d5c78476c0740087e1587c1dfc7b6a830
This plugin allows to deploy a distributed cluster of multiple Gerrit masters each using a separate site without sharing any storage. The alignment between the masters happens using the replication plugin and an external message broker.
Requirements for the Gerrit masters are:
NOTE: The multi-site plugin will not start if Gerrit is not yet migrated to NoteDb.
Supports multiple read/write masters across multiple sites across different geographic locations. The Gerrit nodes are kept synchronized between each other using the replication plugin and a global ref-database in order to detect and prevent split-brains.
For more details on the overall multi-site design and roadmap, please refer to the multi-site plugin DESIGN.md document
This plugin is released under the same Apache 2.0 license and copyright holders as of the Gerrit Code Review project.
The multi-site plugin can only be built in tree mode, by cloning Gerrit and the multi-site plugin code, and checking them out on the desired branch.
Example of cloning Gerrit and multi-site for a stable-2.16 build:
git clone -b stable-2.16 https://gerrit.googlesource.com/gerrit git clone -b stable-2.16 https://gerrit.googlesource.com/plugins/multi-site cd gerrit/plugins ln -s ../../multi-site . rm external_plugin_deps.bzl ln -s multi-site/external_plugin_deps.bzl .
Example of building the multi-site plugin:
cd gerrit bazel build plugins/multi-site
The multi-site.jar plugin is generated to
Example of testing the multi-site plugin:
cd gerrit bazel test plugins/multi-site:multi_site_tests
NOTE: The multi-site tests include also the use of Docker containers for instantiating and using a Kafka/Zookeeper broker. Make sure you have a Docker daemon running (/var/run/docker.sock accessible) or a DOCKER_HOST pointing to a Docker server.
Install the multi-site plugin into the
$GERRIT_SITE/lib directory of all the Gerrit servers that are part of the multi-site cluster. Create a symbolic link from
$GERRIT_SITE/lib/multi-site.jar into the
Add the multi-site module to
$GERRIT_SITE/etc/gerrit.config as follows:
[gerrit] installDbModule = com.googlesource.gerrit.plugins.multisite.GitModule installModule = com.googlesource.gerrit.plugins.multisite.Module
For more details on the configuration settings, please refer to the multi-site configuration documentation.
You also need to setup the Git-level replication between nodes, for more details please refer to the replication plugin documentation.