Steps to reproduce
- Create some changes in the gerrit ui or through your pc and git push it to gerrit.
- restart gerrit
- try accessing those changes from gerrit's ui
- You get data loss and currently there are no known workarounds to prevent this data loss.
- I expect that gerrit should restart without any data loss.
Reported here https://bugs.chromium.org/p/gerrit/issues/detail?id=5200
I managed to reproduce this on a test install.
Please do not lower the priority until someone has investigated this impact please. I have no idea what affects it has to accounts, but to open / merged patches it will remove them from display thus leading to data loss, could cause repo corruption as it will be missing the changes.
Also it seems some other large organisation has halted the update due to the problem since they doint want to reindex which will take 4+ hours every time they restart.