[osc] Very slow openstack commands in Stein Devstack running on VM

Mauricio Tavares raubvogel at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 11:31:24 UTC 2019

On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 12:41 AM Bernd Bausch <berndbausch at gmail.com> wrote:
> After a little bit of self-education, I found that /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail was below 100, which is probably a good explanation for my problem. A good value would have four digits, it seems.
> My Devstack host runs Ubuntu 18, and I am now trying the rngd-tools5 package to improve the entropy situation. Since this is a test system, I am not so concerned about random number quality.
> In short, the problem seems to be solved, but if anybody has additional comments, I would be interested to hear them.
      I am running packstack (which IMHO for all practical purposes is
the same) centos 7 stein in a ESXi vm guest (hope to move it to kvm as
it is getting to my nerves). It is certainly not as fast as running on
barebones but it is not minutes slow.

> Bernd
> On 7/28/2019 1:06 PM, Bernd Bausch wrote:
> I run Stein Devstack in a virtual machine. Occasionally, openstack client commands take minutes to complete, which didn't happen at earlier releases, and which is rather annoying. The delay seems to take place at an early stage: Even when I forget to set the OS_* environment, it takes minutes until I am told that the request requires authentication.
> Interrupting the command, the stack trace confirms this (as a side remark, it also takes a long while until my ^C is processed):
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/local/bin/openstack", line 7, in <module>
>     from openstackclient.shell import main
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openstackclient/shell.py", line 22, in <module>
>     from osc_lib.api import auth
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/osc_lib/api/auth.py", line 19, in <module>
>     from keystoneauth1.loading import base
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/keystoneauth1/loading/__init__.py", line 13, in <module>
>     from keystoneauth1.loading import adapter
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/keystoneauth1/loading/adapter.py", line 13, in <module>
>     from keystoneauth1 import adapter
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/keystoneauth1/adapter.py", line 17, in <module>
>     from keystoneauth1 import session
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/keystoneauth1/session.py", line 25, in <module>
>     import requests
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/__init__.py", line 95, in <module>
>     from urllib3.contrib import pyopenssl
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/urllib3/contrib/pyopenssl.py", line 48, in <module>
>     from cryptography.hazmat.backends.openssl import backend as openssl_backend
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cryptography/hazmat/backends/openssl/__init__.py", line 7, in <module>
>     from cryptography.hazmat.backends.openssl.backend import backend
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cryptography/hazmat/backends/openssl/backend.py", line 2419, in <module>
>     backend = Backend()
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cryptography/hazmat/backends/openssl/backend.py", line 119, in __init__
>     self.activate_osrandom_engine()
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cryptography/hazmat/backends/openssl/backend.py", line 163, in activate_osrandom_engine
>     with self._get_osurandom_engine() as e:
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/contextlib.py", line 17, in __enter__
>     return self.gen.next()
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cryptography/hazmat/backends/openssl/backend.py", line 146, in _get_osurandom_engine
>     res = self._lib.ENGINE_init(e)
> KeyboardInterrupt
> My wild speculation is that the delay has something to do with obtaining a random number, which can be a problem on virtual machines due to their lack of entropy. My knowledge in this area is paper-thin, though. And I wonder what happens to all the Devstacks used in CI?
> Thus my questions: Is the delay really caused by my running the cloud on a VM? What can I do to improve this?
> Thanks,
> Bernd

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