Description of problem:
Recently introduced by the following python-rhsm commit is a new/optional configuration for [server] server_timeout that should be described in the man page for rhsm.conf provided by the subscription-manager package.
Allow users to set socket timeout.
Remove the old method of setting a universal timeout (which was required
due to limitations in Python versions that we don't support any more)
and instead specify the timeout on a per-connection basis.
You will now see it as an available configuration in...
[root@jsefler-rhel7 ~]# subscription-manager config
hostname = jsefler-candlepin.usersys.redhat.com
insecure = 
port = 8443
prefix = /candlepin
proxy_hostname = 
proxy_password = 
proxy_port = 
proxy_user = 
server_timeout =  <========== NEW CONFIG
ssl_verify_depth = 
baseurl = [https://cdn.redhat.com]
ca_cert_dir = [/etc/rhsm/ca/]
consumercertdir = [/etc/pki/consumer]
entitlementcertdir = [/etc/pki/entitlement]
full_refresh_on_yum = 
manage_repos = 
pluginconfdir = [/etc/rhsm/pluginconf.d]
plugindir = [/usr/share/rhsm-plugins]
productcertdir = [/etc/pki/product]
repo_ca_cert = /etc/rhsm/ca/redhat-uep.pem
report_package_profile = 
autoattachinterval = 
certcheckinterval = 
 - Default value in use
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@jsefler-rhel7 ~]# subscription-manager version
server type: This system is currently not registered.
subscription management server: 2.0.13-1
subscription management rules: 5.20
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man rhsm.conf
The man page for rhsm.conf should include a description for the new option server_timeout under the section for [SERVER] OPTIONS.
When will the updated documentation land in RHEL?
Retested on :
subscription management server: 0.9.51.21-1
subscription management rules: 5.15.1
Observed that now "server_timeout" option is listed under the [SERVER] OPTIONS section.
rhsm.conf - Configuration file for the subscription-manager tooling
The rhsm.conf file is the configuration file for various subscription manager tooling. This includes subscription-manager, subscription-manager-gui, rhsmcertd, and virt-who.
Set this to a non-blank value to override the HTTP timeout in seconds. The default is 180 seconds (3 minutes).
Marking as verified!!
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.