Nigel and Giri are working on fixing ZK's patch queue on hudson. You may see some spurious messages for a bit as we get things working again.
This is the hudson process that tests new JIRA patches. When you attach a patch to a JIRA and "submit" it hudson will automatically verify the patch and comment on the jira. Here's an example: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ZOOKEEPER-780?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=12930211#action_12930211 Once "hadoopqa" bot has given it's blessing (typically +1 overall but there are some exceptions) committers generally will start their detailed review for commit. Given this workflow/automation important that you follow the details on our how to contribute page, esp in regards to creating the patch: http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/ZooKeeper/HowToContribute If you have any questions please do let us know. Regards, Patrick