[openstack-dev] [kolla] pid=host

Steven Dake (stdake) stdake at cisco.com
Mon Feb 8 13:32:25 UTC 2016

Hey folks,

I know we have been through some changes with how pid=host works.  I'd like to get to the bottom of this, so we can either add the features we need to docker, or say "all is good".

Here is the last quote from this bugzilla where Red Hat in general is interested in the same behavior as the Kolla team has.  They have many people embedded in the Docker and Kubernetes communities, so it may make sense to let them do the work there :)


Mrunal Patel<mailto:mpatel at redhat.com> 2016-02-08 06:10:15 EST

docker tracks the pids in a container using cgroups and hence all processes are killed even though we use pid=host. I believe we had probably prompted them to add this behavior in the first place.

This statement appears at odds with what was tested on IRC a few days back with docker 1.10.  It is possible docker 1.10 had a regression here, in which case if they fix it, we will be back to a dead VM during libvirt upgrade which we don't want.

Can folks that tested this weigh in on the testing that was done on that bugzilla with distro type, docker version, docker-py version, and results.  Unfortunately you will have to create a Red Hat bugzilla account, but if you don't wish to do that, please send the information on list after reviewing the bugzilla and I'll submit it on your behalf.

The outcomes I would be happy with is:

* docker will never change the semantics of host=pid mode for killing child processes

* Or alternatively docker will add a feature such as host=pidnochildkill which Red Hat can spearhead

Thoughts and comments welcome.



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