[openstack-dev] [cinder] [qa] which core team members are diving into - http://status.openstack.org/elastic-recheck/#1373513

Vishvananda Ishaya vishvananda at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 21:22:01 UTC 2014

On Nov 25, 2014, at 7:29 AM, Matt Riedemann <mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> On 11/25/2014 9:03 AM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
>> On 11/25/2014 8:11 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
>>> There is currently a review stream coming into Tempest to add Cinder v2
>>> tests in addition to the Cinder v1 tests. At the same time the currently
>>> biggest race fail in the gate related to the projects is
>>> http://status.openstack.org/elastic-recheck/#1373513 - which is cinder
>>> related.
>>> I believe these 2 facts are coupled. The number of volume tests we have
>>> in tempest is somewhat small, and as such the likelihood of them running
>>> simultaneously is also small. However the fact that as the # of tests
>>> with volumes goes up we are getting more of these race fails typically
>>> means that what's actually happening is 2 vol ops that aren't safe to
>>> run at the same time, are.
>>> This remains critical - https://bugs.launchpad.net/cinder/+bug/1373513 -
>>> with no assignee.
>>> So we really needs dedicated diving on this (last bug update with any
>>> code was a month ago), otherwise we need to stop adding these tests to
>>> Tempest, and honestly start skipping the volume tests if we can't have a
>>> repeatable success.
>>>    -Sean
>> I just put up an e-r query for a newly opened bug
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/cinder/+bug/1396186 this morning, it looks
>> similar to bug 1373513 but without the blocked task error in syslog.
>> There is a three minute gap between when the volume is being deleted in
>> c-vol logs and when we see the volume uuid logged again, at which point
>> tempest has already timed out waiting for the delete to complete.
>> We should at least get some patches to add diagnostic logging in these
>> delete flows (or periodic tasks that use the same locks/low-level i/o
>> bound commands?) to try and pinpoint these failures.
>> I think I'm going to propose a skip patch for test_volume_boot_pattern
>> since that just seems to be a never ending cause of pain until these
>> root issues get fixed.
> I marked 1396186 as a duplicate of 1373513 since the e-r query for 1373513 had an OR message which was the same as 1396186.
> I went ahead and proposed a skip for test_volume_boot_pattern due to bug 1373513 [1] until people get on top of debugging it.
> I added some notes to bug 1396186, the 3 minute hang seems to be due to a vgs call taking ~1 minute and an lvs call taking ~2 minutes.
> I'm not sure if those are hit in the volume delete flow or in some periodic task, but if there are multiple concurrent worker processes that could be hitting those commands at the same time can we look at off-loading one of them to a separate thread or something?

Do we set up devstack to not zero volumes on delete (CINDER_SECURE_DELETE=False) ? If not, the dd process could be hanging the system due to io load. This would get significantly worse with multiple deletes occurring simultaneously.


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