Bug 977075 - nova [Negative]: no time out when instances fail to build
nova [Negative]: no time out when instances fail to build
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openstack-nova (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
medium Severity medium
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: 6.0 (Juno)
Assigned To: Vladan Popovic
Ami Jeain
: FutureFeature, MoveUpstream, Triaged
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Reported: 2013-06-23 05:52 EDT by Dafna Ron
Modified: 2016-04-26 10:51 EDT (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-06-12 16:51:57 EDT
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2013-06-23 07:14 EDT, Dafna Ron
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Description Dafna Ron 2013-06-23 05:52:54 EDT
Description of problem:

I noticed that when there is a problem with instances they are stuck in build forever with no timeout. 
this has happened on my setup for a cinder issue (after restart of cinder the problem was fixed and might be related to build update) but I also reproduced it on other scenario in which I launched 10 instances and rebooted the host.
some of the instances were stuck in build state forever. 
perhaps it will be a good idea to create a time-out for status build and move instances to status Error

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch 10 instances
2. reboot the host

Actual results:

some vms move to error, some are stuck in build. 

Expected results:

we should have a time-out and move instances to Error state 

Additional info: logs
Comment 1 Dafna Ron 2013-06-23 07:14:29 EDT
Created attachment 764291 [details]
Comment 2 Nikola Dipanov 2013-11-01 10:39:33 EDT
In most cases - if something is wrong with the instance - it should go to ERROR - however in cases like rebooting the host - it can happen that they stay in BUILD. 

Currently - the sync_power_states periodic task does not consider BUILD instances, and having a timeout (as opposed to just checking state as the periodic task does now) so this will require an upstream blueprint.

Moving to 5.0.
Comment 4 Stephen Gordon 2014-04-06 16:18:04 EDT
Vladan is this something that you have actively looked at or do I need to move to 6.0?
Comment 5 Vladan Popovic 2014-04-17 08:44:51 EDT
Sorry for the late response Stephen. 
Didn't manage to look at this still, so it should be moved to 6.0.
Comment 6 Russell Bryant 2014-06-12 16:51:57 EDT
Please report an upstream bug for this.  The upstream bug will need to contain a lot more detail about how to reproduce this scenario, though.

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