Bug 1812096 - Inconsistent data regarding cluster memory consumption
Summary: Inconsistent data regarding cluster memory consumption
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Management Console
Version: 4.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: 4.5.0
Assignee: Rastislav Wagner
QA Contact: Yadan Pei
: 1812098 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 1815388
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-03-10 14:14 UTC by Pawel Krupa
Modified: 2020-08-04 18:04 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: Utilization card and top consumers popover used different ways to calculate memory usage Consequence: Memory consumption data are not consistent Fix: Use the same queries for both utilization card and top consumer popover Result: Memory consumption data are consistent
Clone Of:
: 1815388 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2020-08-04 18:04:23 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Github openshift console pull 4712 None closed Bug 1812096: Update node memory utilization query 2020-06-23 09:15:50 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2020:2409 None None None 2020-08-04 18:04:27 UTC

Description Pawel Krupa 2020-03-10 14:14:24 UTC
Description of problem:
Currently in the section "Cluster Utilisation" memory consumption is calculated using following query:


However, when using "by node" breakdown, the query used is:

`topk(25, sort_desc(node_memory_MemTotal_bytes - node_memory_MemAvailable_bytes))`.

Difference between queries causes differences in perceived memory usage.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a cluster
2. Open Console

Actual results:
Cluster memory usage is calculated by taking only Active memory

Expected results:
Cluster memory consumption should be calculated by using `Total - Available` difference or with following query:

sum(node_memory_MemTotal_bytes - node_memory_MemAvailable_bytes)

Additional info:

This is probably also present in previous OpenShift versions, but I didn't verify it.

Possibly this line needs a change: https://github.com/openshift/console/blob/master/frontend/public/components/dashboard/dashboards-page/cluster-dashboard/queries.ts#L70

Comment 1 bpeterse 2020-03-10 14:44:33 UTC
*** Bug 1812098 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 bpeterse 2020-03-10 19:30:42 UTC
Targeting 4.5 as we are past code freeze.

Comment 5 Yadan Pei 2020-03-20 06:04:33 UTC

Memory Utilization query is using query_range?start=1584679548.928&end=1584683148.928&step=60&query=sum(node_memory_MemTotal_bytes+-+node_memory_MemAvailable_bytes)
Memory Total query is using query?query=sum(node_memory_MemTotal_bytes)

Verified on 4.5.0-0.nightly-2020-03-19-112259

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2020-08-04 18:04:23 UTC
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 (OpenShift Container Platform 4.5 image release 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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