Bug 1984644 - openshift-service-ca-operator needs to handle 60 seconds downtime of API server gracefully in SNO
Summary: openshift-service-ca-operator needs to handle 60 seconds downtime of API serv...
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: service-ca
Version: 4.9
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: 4.9.0
Assignee: Standa Laznicka
QA Contact: Xingxing Xia
Whiteboard: chaos
Depends On:
Blocks: 1984730
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-07-21 19:57 UTC by Naga Ravi Chaitanya Elluri
Modified: 2021-10-18 17:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2021-10-18 17:40:27 UTC
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Github openshift service-ca-operator pull 174 0 None None None 2021-08-16 07:46:21 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2021:3759 0 None None None 2021-10-18 17:40:57 UTC

Description Naga Ravi Chaitanya Elluri 2021-07-21 19:57:16 UTC
Description of problem:
openshift-service-ca-operator leader election lease duration is set to 60 seconds which is causing it to go through leader elections and restart during the kube-apiserver rollout which currently takes around 60 seconds with shutdown-delay-duration and gracefulTerminationDuration is now set to 0 and 15 seconds ( https://github.com/openshift/cluster-kube-apiserver-operator/pull/1168 and https://github.com/openshift/library-go/pull/1104 ). openshift-service-ca-operator leader election lease duration needs to be set to > 60 seconds to handle the downtime gracefully in SNO. 

Recommended lease duration values to be considered for reference as noted in https://github.com/openshift/enhancements/pull/832/files#diff-2e28754e69aa417e5b6d89e99e42f05bfb6330800fa823753383db1d170fbc2fR183:

LeaseDuration=137s, RenewDealine=107s, RetryPeriod=26s.
These are the configurable values in k8s.io/client-go based leases and controller-runtime exposes them.
This gives us
   1. clock skew tolerance == 30s
   2. kube-apiserver downtime tolerance == 78s
   3. worst non-graceful lease reacquisition == 163s
   4. worst graceful lease reacquisition == 26s

Here is the trace of the events during the rollout: http://dell-r510-01.perf.lab.eng.rdu2.redhat.com/chaos/sno/openshift-service-ca-operator/cerberus_api_rollout_trace.json. We can see that leader lease failures in the log:http://dell-r510-01.perf.lab.eng.rdu2.redhat.com/chaos/sno/openshift-service-ca-operator/openshift-service-ca-operator.log. The leader election can also be disabled given that there's no HA in SNO.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a SNO cluster using the latest nightly payload.
2. Trigger kube-apiserver rollout or outage which lasts for at least 60 seconds ( kube-apiserver rollout on a cluster built using payload with https://github.com/openshift/cluster-kube-apiserver-operator/pull/1168 should take ~60 seconds ) - $ oc patch kubeapiserver/cluster --type merge -p '{"spec":{"forceRedeploymentReason":"ITERATIONX"}}' where X can be 1,2...n
3. Observe the state of openshift-service-ca-operator.

Actual results:
openshift-service-ca-operator goes through leader election and restarts.

Expected results:
openshift-service-ca-operator should handle the API rollout/outage gracefully.

Additional info:
Logs including must-gather:http://dell-r510-01.perf.lab.eng.rdu2.redhat.com/chaos/sno/openshift-service-ca-operator/

Comment 1 Sergiusz Urbaniak 2021-08-16 12:05:56 UTC
sprint review: we have a PR out

Comment 4 Xingxing Xia 2021-08-24 11:51:53 UTC
Verified in SNO env of version 4.9.0-0.nightly-2021-08-23-224104:
Tried several times of:
$ oc patch kubeapiserver/cluster --type merge -p '{"spec":{"forceRedeploymentReason":"'"`date`"'"}}'
Wait for kube-apiserver finishes rollout.
Meantime watch oc get po -n openshift-service-ca-operator.

Didn't see openshift-service-ca-operator pod restarts.

Also watch its logs:
$ oc logs -f service-ca-operator-69587858c6-mdcd6 -n openshift-service-ca-operator | grep lease
Didn't see "failed to acquire lease openshift-service-ca-operator/service-ca-operator-lock"

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2021-10-18 17:40:27 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 (Moderate: OpenShift Container Platform 4.9.0 bug fix and security update), 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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