Help needed with Openstack Third Party CI

Sean Mooney smooney at
Wed Jul 20 08:59:50 UTC 2022

On Tue, 2022-07-19 at 15:05 -0700, Clark Boylan wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2022, at 2:59 PM, Aneesh Pachilangottil wrote:
> > Hi,
> >   I am trying to set up Openstack third party CI using software factory 
> > version 3.7. Followed the steps from this guide 
> >
> >   After adding gerrit connection details for, I am 
> > getting an error in the zuul scheduler logs:
> > 
> >   ./scheduler.log:2022-07-18 21:10:25,564 INFO zuul.GerritConnection: 
> > Gerrit Poller is disabled because no HTTP 
> > authentication is defined
> I think this first log message is just noise and doesn't point to a problem. Zuul is able to talk to Gerrit via both http and ssh. In this case you have only configured ssh and it is telling you that some functionality is disabled due to the lack of http connection details.
clark can correct me if this has changed but if i recall correctly its prefer to configre both ssh an http instead of just ssh to reduce load on
the upstream gerrit servers. 

so it should look like this 

password=<http password goes here>

ill also point out that since this is using basic auth you really should ensure you use https urls :)
i shoudl also proably update that server url to instead of but this
zuul installation has not been running for about 2 years sicne i redpeloy the cloud it ran on.

to conenct via http to report result you need to define
that also enable line level reporting which si nice for linint jobs but we generally dont tend to
need it for tempest ectra so not sure it will be useful ina third part context.

> >   ./web.log:2022-07-18 21:10:23,948 ERROR 
> > 
> > <>: Exception loading 
> > ZKObject <zuul.zk.branch_cache.BranchCacheZKObject object at 
> > 0x7efee2784190> at 
> > /zuul/cache/connection/
> This is very likely the actual issue. But without the full traceback is difficult to say more. Can you include the full traceback from your logs?
> > 
> >  The gerrit connection details entry in the sfconfig.yaml file is:
> >   gerrit_connections:  
> >     - name:
> >       hostname:
> >       port: 29418
> >       puburl:
> >       username: username
> >       canonical_hostname:
based on my own config you are msising either the password or ssh key.
the default location zull will check for the sshkey is ~zuul/.ssh/id_rsa
and you do not have password defiend which is needed for http reporting.
> >  
> >   The SSH key located at 
> > /var/lib/software-factory/bootstrap-data/ssh_keys/ is added 
> > to the account in
> >  
> >   Could anyone suggest if I am missing anything?
> >   Are there better alternatives than using a software factory? Any 
> > documentation available? 
> Software factory should be a fine way to run Zuul. That said it might be helpful to run the Zuul quickstart to gain some familiarity with how Zuul's components are deployed and function. Then you can map that to your software factory deployment.
> > 
> > Best regards,
> > Aneesh

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