Bug 1310778 - ipxe freeze during HTTP download in virtual and hardware env
ipxe freeze during HTTP download in virtual and hardware env
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openstack-ironic (Show other bugs)
8.0 (Liberty)
Unspecified Unspecified
urgent Severity low
: async
: 8.0 (Liberty)
Assigned To: Lucas Alvares Gomes
Toure Dunnon
: OtherQA, Rebase, ZStream
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Blocks: 1261979 1310828 1337206
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Reported: 2016-02-22 11:09 EST by Gonéri Le Bouder
Modified: 2016-06-09 15:40 EDT (History)
10 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: openstack-ironic-4.2.3-1.el7ost
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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: 1337206 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2016-06-09 15:40:04 EDT
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2016-02-22 11:09 EST, Gonéri Le Bouder
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Launchpad 1567449 None None None 2016-04-07 10:10 EDT
OpenStack gerrit 283893 None None None 2016-02-23 20:13 EST
OpenStack gerrit 306196 None None None 2016-05-18 09:32 EDT

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Description Gonéri Le Bouder 2016-02-22 11:09:36 EST
Created attachment 1129398 [details]

Description of problem:

I already had some freezes during the HTTP download of the kernel/initrd
with the ipxe from the ipxe rpm, including the one from BZ1267030. In this case the Ironic introspection will fail with a timeout.

Today I managed to reproduce the issue with the last upstream ipxe ( git
f468f12b1eca15e703aa2a79f1c82969c04c2322 ) on a OVB environment. IMO,
ipxe should be able to raise a timeout in such case.

I attached a screenshoot.

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

How reproducible:

Boot a VM and request them to fetch the kernel/initrd from a HTTP share.

Actual results:

99% of the cases will and up with a success.

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 2 Gonéri Le Bouder 2016-02-22 11:26:40 EST
According to http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-devel/2014-October/003829.html, this is the purpose of the --timeout parameter, but I don't see this argument in the configuration file generated by Ironic.



goto deploy

kernel selinux=0 disk=cciss/c0d0,sda,hda,vda iscsi_target_iqn=iqn.2008-10.org.openstack:bfc53b24-9f79-4e17-8bc0-b9657047a3c4 deployment_id=bfc53b24-9f79-4e17-8bc0-b9657047a3c4 deployment_key=2Q1KKOTSH42OS9FYPYYHF0DT564PDWCU ironic_api_url= troubleshoot=0 text nofb nomodeset vga=normal boot_option=local ip=${ip}:${next-server}:${gateway}:${netmask} BOOTIF=${mac}  ipa-api-url= ipa-driver-name=pxe_ipmitool coreos.configdrive=0


kernel root={{ ROOT }} ro text nofb nomodeset vga=normal

kernel chain.c32
append mbr:{{ DISK_IDENTIFIER }}
Comment 4 Steve Baker 2016-02-22 22:28:07 EST
If you're using OVB you'll likely need to adjust the undercloud MTU settings, in my environment I do it by:

  mtu=$(ifconfig eth0 |egrep -o "mtu [^ ]*")
  ifconfig eth1 $mtu
  ifconfig eth2 $mtu

This comment may not be helpful if you actually want IPXE to have better timeout handling
Comment 5 Gonéri Le Bouder 2016-02-23 10:35:52 EST
Thanks Steve. Indeed this seems to be the root of the problem here.
Comment 6 Gonéri Le Bouder 2016-02-23 20:11:23 EST
https://review.openstack.org/283893 I pushed a review to add a default timeout to reduce the impact of this kind of problem.
Comment 9 Gonéri Le Bouder 2016-03-03 13:15:51 EST
I opened https://review.openstack.org/#/c/288041 to be able to adjust the MTU through the undercloud.conf
Comment 10 Gonéri Le Bouder 2016-03-05 11:24:38 EST
Chris, I'm pretty sure this is not a blocker in your case. The problem happens only when the MTU is < 1500. We had the issue once with Gael but it was because of a misconfiguration.
Comment 11 Gonéri Le Bouder 2016-03-12 13:22:40 EST
Ok, I'd just a freeze during agent.ramdisk download. This time the MTU was ok (1400). I use upstream ipxe image, not the one provided by Red Hat.
Comment 12 Gonéri Le Bouder 2016-04-07 10:07:17 EDT
The final patch to get the --timeout merged is here:
and is blocked by:
Comment 13 Gael Rehault 2016-04-14 09:07:05 EDT
This is where we stand with this - this bug went away for a while, and reappeared in Beta9/RC/GA releases.
in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1322056, Goneri highlighted the fact that the ipxe packages got updated,so we tried (using both beta9 and GA) a workaround, installing the previous packages & locking them prior to installing the undercloud

[osp_admin@director ~]$ rpm -qa | grep ipxe

Unfortunately, that does not prevent the freezes to happen for me (ran into it 2 out of 3 deployments today with the above in place), so there might be something else at play besides those packages versions

Also to clarify, this bug can occur in 2 different steps of the deployment process :
1 - during the bulk introspection of the nodes
2 - during the overcloud deployment
Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2016-06-09 15:40:04 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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