Bug 1155335 - ceph mon_status hangs
Summary: ceph mon_status hangs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ceph
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Boris Ranto
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2014-10-21 22:51 UTC by Pete Zaitcev
Modified: 2015-01-26 02:31 UTC (History)
17 users (show)

Fixed In Version: ceph-0.80.7-3.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-01-26 02:31:57 UTC

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Description Pete Zaitcev 2014-10-21 22:51:36 UTC
Description of problem:

All ceph commands that read something from monitors or OSDs hang
at the end. I only signled out "mon_status" for ease of reproducing.
This is most noticeable with "ceph auth get-or-create", because
it blows up ceph-deploy. But really everything reading hangs.
The commands read and print whatever that they are getting
before hanging.

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


How reproducible:

Should be 100% unless it's something in particular installation

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ceph with "yum install ceph"
2. Use ceph-deploy or start monitor manually.
   Just do whatever is needed to get a monitor to run.
3. ceph mon_status

Actual results:

[root@kvm-ichi ~]# ceph mon_status
[root@kvm-ichi ~]# 
 <======= MUST HIT ^C TO EXIT

Expected results:

[root@simbelmyne ~]# ceph mon_status
{"name":"simbelmyne","rank":0,"state":"leader","election_epoch":1,"quorum":[0],"outside_quorum":[],"extra_probe_peers":[],"sync_provider":[],"monmap":{"epoch":1,"fsid":"886c774d-fc5f-49f6-8c8b-49ebb012898d","modified":"2014-10-06 21:37:15.190270","created":"2014-10-06 21:37:15.190270","mons":[{"rank":0,"name":"simbelmyne","addr":"\/0"}]}}
[root@simbelmyne ~]# 
 <------- exits to shell prompt once done

Additional info:

This may be specific to Fedora 21. The Fedora 20 works as expected.

Comment 1 Pete Zaitcev 2014-10-22 04:27:14 UTC
The hang happens at the end, where sys.exit() is called. Something gums
up the handling of SystemExit, evidently.

Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2014-10-23 05:25:36 UTC
Not 100% sure about it, but looks that the server fails to close the
connection, and the client depends on it. Not looked at the code yet,
but here's the straces.


8303  recvfrom(3, "\350\202o\177\0\0\0\0\201\336[\214\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\1", 21, MSG_DONTWAIT, NULL, NULL) = 21
8303  poll([{fd=3, events=POLLIN|0x2000}], 1, 900000 <unfinished ...>

8300  sendmsg(3, {msg_name(0)=NULL, msg_iov(2)=[{"\10", 1}, {"\f\0\0\0\0\0\0\0", 8}], msg_controllen=0, msg_flags=0}, MSG_NOSIGNAL|MSG_MORE) = 9

8280  write(1, "{\"name\":\"simbelmyne\",\"rank\":0,\"s"..., 360) = 360

8303  <... poll resumed> )              = 1 ([{fd=3, revents=POLLIN|POLLHUP|0x2000}])


29096 recvfrom(3, "\350\202o\177\0\0\0\0\316\373\4*\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\1", 21, MSG_DONTWAIT, NULL, NULL) = 21
29096 poll([{fd=3, events=POLLIN|0x2000}], 1, 900000 <unfinished ...>

29093 sendmsg(3, {msg_name(0)=NULL, msg_iov(2)=[{"\10", 1}, {"\f\0\0\0\0\0\0\0", 8}], msg_controllen=0, msg_flags=0}, MSG_NOSIGNAL|MSG_MORE <unfinished ...>
29093 <... sendmsg resumed> )           = 9

29075 write(1, "{\"name\":\"kvm-ichi\",\"rank\":0,\"sta"..., 327) = 327

They both send the \f message, but in the hang case there's no POLLHUP
in response.

Comment 3 Pete Zaitcev 2014-10-24 18:05:02 UTC
On the other hand... If we make clients talk to other servers with
ceph -m host, then the fault seems to lie with the client. Client
from "bad" machine talking to server on "good" machine - hangs.
Client from "good" machine talking to server on "bad" machine -
works okay.

Comment 4 Pete Zaitcev 2014-10-25 05:48:41 UTC
Never mind, comment #2 was terribly misleading. Something else really
occurs. The problem is that we have a __del__ invoking shutdown().
When interpreter exits, it pulls all the destructors and so we
end in shutdown() while in sys.exit(). Then, we use run_in_thread()
to run a C function rados_shutdown. But run_in_thread hangs:

class RadosThread(threading.Thread):
    def __init__(self, target, args=None):
        self.args = args
        self.target = target
    def run(self):
        self.retval = self.target(*self.args)

def run_in_thread(target, args, timeout=0):
    t = RadosThread(target, args)
    t.start()   # <========= HANGS HERE

It hangs like this:

29075 clone(child_stack=0x7fbf56a5eff0, flags=CLONE_VM|CLONE_FS|CLONE_FILES|CLONE_SIGHAND|CLONE_THREAD|CLONE_SYSVSEM|CLONE_SETTLS|CLONE_PARENT_SETTID|CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID, parent_tidptr=0x7fbf56a5f9d0, tls=0x7fbf56a5f700, child_tidptr=0x7fbf56a5f9d0) = 29103
29075 futex(0x20e3880, FUTEX_WAIT_PRIVATE, 0, NULL <unfinished ...>
29103 set_robust_list(0x7fbf56a5f9e0, 24) = 0
29103 madvise(0x7fbf5625f000, 8368128, MADV_DONTNEED) = 0
29103 _exit(0)                          = ?

Basically the module threading forks and waits on futex, but
the forked thread exits immediately without doing anything instead
of waking our futex. And so we hang.

Comment 5 Boris Ranto 2014-10-30 07:28:56 UTC

this was reported upstream a while back [1] and it turned to be a regression in python [2].

Hence, I'm reassigning this to python. The fix currently seems to be to revert the commit that caused the regression or rebase python once it is fixed there (see [2] for details).

[1] http://tracker.ceph.com/issues/8797
[2] http://bugs.python.org/issue21963?

Comment 6 Steve Capper 2014-12-05 18:50:44 UTC
I've cherry-picked the following from https://hg.python.org/cpython:
changeset:   93526:4ceca79d1c63
branch:      2.7
parent:      93521:8bc29f5ebeff
user:        Antoine Pitrou <solipsis@pitrou.net>
date:        Fri Nov 21 02:04:21 2014 +0100
summary:     Issue #21963: backout issue #1856 patch (avoid crashes and lockups when

and rebuilt the package (for AArch64 running Fedora 21).

This fixed the issues I had experienced with Ceph.

Could this please be either cherry-picked into the Python package or could the base revision be updated to one after: 93526:4ceca79d1c63?


Comment 7 Michael J. Kidd 2015-01-14 00:23:49 UTC
This is fixed in Ceph code.  Details at:

I just manually applied the patch detailed in that tracker and have been able to completely deploy my ceph cluster on Fedora 21.

Shifting from python to ceph.  2 files/rpms will need to be updated:

Without these changes, Ceph is practically useless on Fedora 21.


Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2015-01-14 10:40:58 UTC
ceph-0.80.7-3.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2015-01-14 23:59:41 UTC
Package ceph-0.80.7-3.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing ceph-0.80.7-3.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2015-01-26 02:31:57 UTC
ceph-0.80.7-3.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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