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
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  6. DESIGN.md
  7. Jenkinsfile
  8. LICENSE
  9. README.md
  10. docker-compose.kafka-broker.yaml
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README.md

Gerrit multi-site plugin

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:

  • Gerrit v2.16.5 or later
  • Migrated to NoteDb
  • Connected to the same message broker
  • Accessible via a load balancer (e.g. HAProxy)

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

License

This plugin is released under the same Apache 2.0 license and copyright holders as of the Gerrit Code Review project.

How to build

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 bazel-bin/plugins/multi-site/multi-site.jar.

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.

How to configure

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 $GERRIT_SITE/plugins.

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.