The @PLUGIN@ plugin seperates test results from comments. It provides a separate channel for Gerrit to store test metadata and view them on the Gerrit UI. The metadata can be stored in the Gerrit database or in a completely separate datastore.

Typically a CI system, like Jenkins, will post test metadata to Gerrit as a comment. It looks something like this..

Jenkins                     Aug 24 3:57 PM
Patch Set 5: Verified-1

The problem occurs when there are many jobs verifying each patchset. An increased number of reports from Jenkins can overwhelm reviewers who must look through the comments and decipher which replies to pay attention to. After a while the CI reports become more like spam. Usually human reviewers only want to view comments that have been posted by other humans reviewers not bots. Since humans and bots must share a communications (or comments) channel it's difficult to separate the two competing pieces of data for the purposes of reviewing, visualizations and even analytics.

This is where the @PLUGIN@ plugin comes in. It creates a separate channel for bots to report info to Gerrit. It provides a separate database to store the info and it provides a set of SSH commands and REST endpoints to save and retrieve the data. It also provides UI components to view the data outside of the Gerrit comments.


Any CI system can be used with the @PLUGIN@ plugin.

A typical workflow:

  1. CI system triggers on a new patchset, ref update or comment.
  2. CI system executes build jobs.
  3. CI system reports test results with the @PLUGIN@ ssh command or rest-api.
  4. CI system reports a combined Verified vote based on the results of each job using the review ssh command or review rest api.
  5. Users can view per patch job results on Gerrit UI or retrieve the results using the @PLUGIN@ rest api.

NOTE: The Jenkins Gerrit verify status reporter plugin documentation contains specific instructions on setting up this workflow with the Jenkins CI system.

Change Screen

Visualized based on the job results info


Job Results

The job score (or value) is the result from the executed build. This score is independent of the Gerrit label (i.e. Verified) score. The reporter scores each build job and then (if given permission) scores the combined Verified vote.

less than 0Failed
2In-progress if enableInProgressStatus=true, otherwise Passed
greater than 2Passed

The information icon is an indicator that a job has abstained from voting (or is a non-voting job). Abstaining typically indicates that a job's score may not factor into determining the combined vote.

If enableInProgressStatus is true then the loading icon is an indicator that a job has been set with value 2 and identified as ‘in progress’. NOTE: The Jenkins Gerrit verify status reporter plugin currently doesn't support in-progress or any equivalent status so enabling progress status makes sense only if one uses own postbuild/prebuild custom pipeline logic for setting statuses via API. For instance:

  1. In-progress status with value=2 is sent via API as the first step of the build.
  2. From postbuild section actual finish status is calculated in groovy script and is send via API.

@PLUGIN@ configure-panels


The @PLUGIN@ job panels can be configured in the [gerrit.config] (../../../Documentation/config-gerrit.html#_file_code_etc_gerrit_config_code) file.


Field NameDescription
showJobsPanelWhether jobs panel should be displayed (default to true)
showJobsDropDownPanelWhether jobs drop down panel should be displayed (default to true)
showJobsSummaryPanelWhether jobs summary panel should be displayed (default to true)
showJobsBelowRelatedInfoBlockWhether jobs panel should be positioned below related info block (default to false)
enableInProgressStatusWhether value=2 should be treated as ‘in progress’ status (default to false)
sortJobsPanelThe order of jobs sorting on jobs panel (REPORTER,NAME,DATE default to REPORTER). Both upper and lower cases are allowed.
sortJobsDropDownPanelThe order of jobs sorting on jobs drop down panel (REPORTER,NAME,DATE default to REPORTER). Both upper and lower cases are allowed.


[plugin "@PLUGIN@"]
   showJobsDropDownPanel = false