[openstack-dev] [Magnum] gate issues

Corey O'Brien coreypobrien at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 05:03:57 UTC 2016

So as we're all aware, the gate is a mess right now. I wanted to sum up
some of the issues so we can figure out solutions.

1. The functional-api job sometimes fails because bays timeout building
after 1 hour. The logs look something like this:
[3733.626171s] ... FAILED
I can reproduce this hang on my devstack with etcdctl 2.0.10 as described
in this bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/magnum/+bug/1541105), but
apparently either my fix with using 2.2.5 (
https://review.openstack.org/#/c/275994/) is incomplete or there is another
intermittent problem because it happened again even with that fix: (

2. The k8s job has some sort of intermittent hang as well that causes a
similar symptom as with swarm.

3. When the functional-api job runs, it frequently destroys the VM causing
the jenkins slave agent to die. Example:
When this happens, zuul re-queues a new build from the start on a new VM.
This can happen many times in a row before the job completes.
I chatted with openstack-infra about this and after taking a look at one of
the VMs, it looks like memory over consumption leading to thrashing was a
possible culprit. The sshd daemon was also dead but the console showed
things like "INFO: task kswapd0:77 blocked for more than 120 seconds". A
cursory glance and following some of the jobs seems to indicate that this
doesn't happen on RAX VMs which have swap devices unlike the OVH VMs as

4. In general, even when things work, the gate is really slow. The
sequential master-then-node build process in combination with underpowered
VMs makes bay builds take 25-30 minutes when they do succeed. Since we're
already close to tipping over a VM, we run functional tests with
concurrency=1, so 2 bay builds means almost the entire allotted devstack
testing time (generally 75 minutes of actual test time available it seems).

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