Bug 589667 - VDSM: VM stuck at "Migration Destination" status forever ( due to python deadlock )
VDSM: VM stuck at "Migration Destination" status forever ( due to python dead...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Malcolm
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Reported: 2010-05-06 12:06 EDT by Oded Ramraz
Modified: 2016-04-26 09:34 EDT (History)
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parent process core (2.88 MB, application/x-xz)
2010-05-06 12:06 EDT, Oded Ramraz
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child process core (2.78 MB, application/x-xz)
2010-05-06 12:06 EDT, Oded Ramraz
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Description Oded Ramraz 2010-05-06 12:06:11 EDT
Created attachment 412105 [details]
parent process core

Description of problem:

After running multiple migrations from host A to host B one of the guests stuck at "Migration Destination" status forever.
After running "pgrep vdsm" command on the host i noticed that there are 3 vdsm processes instead of two. 

According to danken@redhat.com this issue happen due to python deadlock. 

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Comment 1 Oded Ramraz 2010-05-06 12:06:55 EDT
Created attachment 412107 [details]
child process core
Comment 3 Dan Kenigsberg 2010-05-06 12:30:29 EDT
To be more exact: following the backtrace of the child process hints that it was created by subprocess module. Before the expected exec(), garbage collection fired, and vdsm's task.Task.__del__ was called. The latter blocks deep inside logging module.

It might be a bug in one of the mentioned python modules, or that logging should not be used in __del__, or something completely different.
Comment 4 Ayal Baron 2010-05-12 01:47:14 EDT
Please attach vdsm log.
Comment 5 Dave Malcolm 2010-05-24 12:34:19 EDT
Do you have a link to the .py code that's being executed?
Comment 6 Dan Kenigsberg 2010-05-25 02:43:47 EDT
http://bob.eng.lab/builds/sm64/vdsm22-4.5-54.el5rhev.x86_64.rpm should be pretty close.
Comment 8 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-09-22 20:34:52 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 10 RHEL Product and Program Management 2013-03-21 00:37:08 EDT
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.
You may appeal this decision by reopening this request.
Comment 11 Dan Kenigsberg 2013-03-21 03:40:59 EDT
I don't mind this bug closure, as we are using https://pypi.python.org/pypi/cpopen for quite some time in order to avoid this issue (and others).

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