Bug 1477950 - sdk4 does not handle unicode data
sdk4 does not handle unicode data
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ovirt-engine-sdk-python (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity medium
: ovirt-4.2.0
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Assigned To: Ondra Machacek
Radim Hrazdil
: ZStream
Depends On: 1461060
Blocks: 1479479
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Reported: 2017-08-03 05:56 EDT by Olimp Bockowski
Modified: 2017-11-16 08:52 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: python-ovirt-engine-sdk4-4.1.6
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Description Olimp Bockowski 2017-08-03 05:56:54 EDT
Description of problem:

There is a problem which could lead to different problems. One of them I am reporting is the failure fetching information about hypervisors from API. An example error message:

ERROR: Failure fetching information about hypervisors from API.
Error (UnicodeDecodeError): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xd0 in position 32204: ordinal not in range(128)
ERROR: _get_hypervisors_from_api: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xd0 in position 32204: ordinal not in range(128)

The other possibility could be a failure with non-UTF8 files inside folders which are collected by the engine-log-collector.

It looks like a regression because for engine-log-collector it was working. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. put, for example, Cyrillic or German/French special characters to the "description" field for hypervisor
2. try to run: ovirt-log-collector (which is supposed to collect sosreports from RHV Hosts)

Actual results:
Failure and error message.

Expected results:
it is working in the same way as it used to work for engine-log-collector

Additional info:
It looks like the UnicodeDecodeError is the Python Exception which normally happens when decoding a string from a certain coding.
Comment 3 Martin Perina 2017-08-03 08:55:06 EDT
Handling unicode characters in Python SDKv4 should be fixed by BZ1461060 targeted to 4.1.5
Comment 4 Radim Hrazdil 2017-11-16 08:52:40 EST
Verified by following Steps to reproduce, ovirt-log-collector finishes without any error. python-ovirt-engine-sdk4-4.2.1-1.a3, ovirt-engine-4.2.0-0.0.master.20171108151837.

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