Smoke initially failed stating (Doc/Spec)Approved is missing: https://build.gluster.org/job/comment-on-issue/6270/console
On re-submission it passed: https://build.gluster.org/job/comment-on-issue/6271/console
It should not have, but as the check for the required flags are only on new issues in the commit message when the patchset is not the first, it avoids that check and passes smoke.
As in this line, https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs-patch-acceptance-tests/blob/master/github/handle_github.py#L110 should be out of the new issues in commit message check, and should be run for all issues in the commit message.
This inadvertently provides a workaround, that if smoke is rerun it will pass :)
This is now fixed. I've also gone ahead and retried all the jobs which passed inadvertently.