Bug 822880 - Resource configuration unavailable using remote API after import
Resource configuration unavailable using remote API after import
Product: RHQ Project
Classification: Other
Component: Configuration (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
high Severity urgent (vote)
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: RHQ 4.5.0
Assigned To: RHQ Project Maintainer
Mike Foley
Depends On: 815899
Blocks: jon310-sprint11/rhq44-sprint11
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Reported: 2012-05-18 07:41 EDT by Lukas Krejci
Modified: 2013-09-01 06:12 EDT (History)
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Clone Of: 815899
Last Closed: 2013-09-01 06:12:43 EDT
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Description Lukas Krejci 2012-05-18 07:41:08 EDT
Clone to track this bug in master.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #815899 +++

Description of problem:
The issue is that latest configuration update might be out of sync with the resource configuration directly referenced from the resource.

The consequences are quite severe. The resource configuration returned from the remote API calls is empty until there is an explicit user-initiated update of the resource configuration or the agent detects an out-of-band configuration update.

This happens if the configuration of the resource is viewed from the GUI prior to the first configuration report for the resource being sent up from the agent (which is by default 15 minutes after import).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Import RHQ Agent or any resource with non-empty resource configuration
2. Directly after import, go to its configuration tab. Check that it contains correct configuration properties.
3. In CLI, do:
4. Alternatively in the CLI do:
Actual results:
The CLI claims that the configuration has "0 rows", i.e. no properties, which is in direct contrast to what can be seen using the GUI

Expected results:
CLI returns the same configuration as can be seen in the GUI

Additional info:
My initial investigation suggests that the culprit for this bug is ConfigurationManagerBean.getLatestResourceConfigurationUpdate() (line 359) which at a point calls (at line 427) persistNewAgentReportedResourceConfiguration() (line 466) method (which does persist an update in the configuration history but merely sets the resource configuration on the resource (line 489), leaving it upon the callers to merge the resource in (or let the entity manager do that on transaction commit). After the persistNewAgentReportedResourceConfiguration() has been called, getLatestResourceConfigurationUpdate() then checks (line 443) if there has been any changes reported by the persistNewAgentReportedResourceConfiguration() and if there were, it DISCARDS any pending changes in the entityManager by calling entityManager.clear() (line 451).

This in effect prevents the resource configuration to be set to a correct value by any future configuration report from the agent up to the point where the configuration actually changes either by user-initiated update through RHQ or by agent detecting a change. This is because in ConfigurationServerServiceImpl.persistUpdatedResourceConfiguration() we return eagerly if we detect that the configuration hasn't changed from the last known update (which was successfully persisted by the above call-chain, unlike the reference to the current resource configuration from the resource itself).

--- Additional comment from mfoley@redhat.com on 2012-04-30 11:38:27 EDT ---

per BZ triage ccrouch, loleary, mfoley

--- Additional comment from ccrouch@redhat.com on 2012-04-30 12:39:41 EDT ---

Check if this is a regression from JON3.0.1, if not, push to JON3.1.1

--- Additional comment from lzoubek@redhat.com on 2012-05-17 09:48:12 EDT ---

Not a regression from JON3.0.1, but I've run into this BZ when verifying bug 801638. Anyone trying to use add-as7-standalone-server-to-cluster.js sample right after importing one of AS7 servers will fail running this script.

--- Additional comment from mfoley@redhat.com on 2012-05-17 10:27:47 EDT ---

per Libor's comment, this needs to be in 3.1 to allow 801638 to work.
changing target release to 3.1
Comment 1 Lukas Krejci 2012-05-18 11:45:16 EDT
commit 43770f14dd308618f47b4d2940366cb86082aef0
Author: Lukas Krejci <lkrejci@redhat.com>
Date:   Fri May 18 13:43:21 2012 +0200

    [BZ 822880] - Make sure to NOT discard any pending DB changes before
    masking the configuration.
Comment 2 Lukas Krejci 2012-05-18 12:18:12 EDT
Note that the change only specifically fixes the errorneous state where the
configuration would NEVER be attached to the resource if the user viewed the
resource's configuration in the GUI prior to agent sending the first
configuration report.

It DOES NOT make sure that the resource's configuration is available instantly
after import using the standard remote API calls. The resource configuration
attached to the resource represents the "last known" configuration and we make
no guarantees about it being available - the "raw" remote API therefore
shouldn't be changed in any way for that.

The ProxyFactory, though, being our convenience wrapper around resource, could
be enhanced to overcome that limitation (and use the same method calls as the
GUI does to fetch the live config from the agent if no last known config has
been fetched yet). I created a separate RFE bug 822968 for that.
Comment 3 Heiko W. Rupp 2013-09-01 06:12:43 EDT
Bulk closing of items that are on_qa and in old RHQ releases, which are out for a long time and where the issue has not been re-opened since.

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