Bug 1126942 - Swift pseudo-folder cannot be interacted with after creation
Summary: Swift pseudo-folder cannot be interacted with after creation
Alias: None
Product: RDO
Classification: Community
Component: python-swiftclient
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Pete Zaitcev
QA Contact: nlevinki
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-05 16:04 UTC by Kodiak Firesmith
Modified: 2016-04-26 13:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: python-swiftclient-2.1.0-3.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-03-30 23:08:43 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Pete Zaitcev's hard work (1.29 KB, patch)
2014-08-05 16:04 UTC, Kodiak Firesmith
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Description Kodiak Firesmith 2014-08-05 16:04:40 UTC
Created attachment 924253 [details]
Pete Zaitcev's hard work

Description of problem:
Cannot delete, download, or access a Swift "Pseudo-folder" after creation.  Attempting any of these results in a traceback.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Icehouse RDO

How reproducible:
Create a pseudo-folder in Horizon, then try to do *anything* with it.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create pseudo folder in Horizon UI
2. Click on pseudo-foler link or attempt to download it using Swift CLI
3. Experience the traceback

Actual results:
# swift download test_container 
first-object [auth 1.588s, headers 2.390s, total 2.390s, 0.004 MB/s]
test-300M.file [auth 1.310s, headers 1.356s, total 20.171s, 15.905 MB/s]
test-200M.file [auth 1.402s, headers 1.447s, total 39.217s, 5.416 MB/s]
test2.file [auth 1.666s, headers 2.382s, total 73.224s, 1.431 MB/s]
test1.file [auth 0.801s, headers 0.848s, total 93.741s, 11.018 MB/s]
test-400M.file [auth 1.663s, headers 2.379s, total 104.722s, 3.974 MB/s]
test5g.file [auth 1.516s, headers 1.560s, total 244.565s, 22.089 MB/s]
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/swiftclient/multithreading.py", line 74, in run
    result = self.func(item, *self.args, **self.kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/swiftclient/shell.py", line 403, in _download_object
    fp = open(path, 'wb')
IOError: [Errno 21] Is a directory: 'first-pseudo-folder/'

Expected results:
Download pseudo-folder

Additional info: Mr. Pete Zaitcev (of Redhat) has already produced a patch for this issue based upon some prior conversation on #openstack-swift IRC:

Comment 1 Pete Zaitcev 2014-08-05 21:11:19 UTC
The practice of creating objects with a trailing slash is documented in
OpenStack Object Storage API v1 Reference, section 1. "Object Storage
API concepts and features", clause "Pseudo-hierarchical folders and


Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2014-09-09 18:52:48 UTC
The fix is merged upstream on August 17 as commit
Additionally, a fix-up corrected tests as commit

There was no release since 2.2.0 in July. If we go cherry-pick
for this, I recommend we only pick the main commit for simplicity.

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