[libvirt] [PATCH v3] Close the source fd if the destination qemu exits during tunnelled migration

Jiri Denemark jdenemar at redhat.com
Fri Oct 16 11:45:08 UTC 2015

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 14:02:24 +0530, Shivaprasad bhat wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Shivaprasad bhat
> <shivaprasadbhat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 8:03 PM, Jiri Denemark <jdenemar at redhat.com> wrote:
> >> On Thu, Oct 08, 2015 at 17:59:07 +0530, Shivaprasad G Bhat wrote:
> >>> Tunnelled migration can hang if the destination qemu exits despite all the
> >>> ABI checks. This happens whenever the destination qemu exits before the
> >>> complete transfer is noticed by source qemu. The savevm state checks at
> >>> runtime can fail at destination and cause qemu to error out.
> >>> The source qemu cant notice it as the EPIPE is not propogated to it.
> >>> The qemuMigrationIOFunc() notices the stream being broken from virStreamSend()
> >>> and it cleans up the stream alone. The qemuMigrationWaitForCompletion() would
> >>> never get to 100% transfer completion.
> >>> The qemuMigrationWaitForCompletion() never breaks out as well since
> >>> the ssh connection to destination is healthy, and the source qemu also thinks
> >>> the migration is ongoing as the Fd to which it transfers, is never
> >>> closed or broken. So, the migration will hang forever. Even Ctrl-C on the
> >>> virsh migrate wouldn't be honoured. Close the source side FD when there is
> >>> an error in the stream. That way, the source qemu updates itself and
> >>> qemuMigrationWaitForCompletion() notices the failure.
> >>>
> >>> Close the FD for all kinds of errors to be sure. The error message is not
> >>> copied for EPIPE so that the destination error is copied instead later.
> >>>
> >>> Note:
> >>> Reproducible with repeated migrations between Power hosts running in different
> >>> subcores-per-core modes.
> >>>
> >>> Changes from v2 -> v3:
> >>>    VIR_FORCE_CLOSE() needn't be called on the qemu source fd as that is closed
> >>>    by qemuMigrationIOFunc() for tunnelled migration. Set the fd to -1.

I just removed this changelog part of the commit message since it
doesn't make any sense when only the last version gets in the
repository. We usually put this section after the "---" line so that git
ignores it when applying the patch.

> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Shivaprasad G Bhat <sbhat at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >>> ---
> >> Hmm, I don't think we need to filter out any error here. Were you
> >> actually able to get the EPIPE error except for seeing it in the logs?
> >> What I'm trying to say is: if we get an EPIPE in qemuMigrationIOFunc, we
> >> close data->sock which will propagate to the source QEMU and
> >> qemuMigrationWaitForCompletion should return a "migration unexpectedly
> >> failed" error, which will get stored in orig_err and even though
> >> qemuMigrationStopTunnel will set the thread local error to the one from
> >> iothread->data, we will reset it back to the orig_err one. Only in case
> >> qemuMigrationWaitForCompletion returned success but we still got error
> >> on the tunnel, we'd actually see the error from iothread->err.
> As you mentioned over IRC, I checked what would be the result of
> migration if the
> destination has no error message. I modified the qemu to not to emit
> any error messages.
> The error in such case is "internal error: End of file from monitor"
> which of course is coming
> from libvirtd is as good as "cannot write to stream: Broken pipe".
> Both anyway convey very less
> as to what to do.
> So, I think ignoring EPIPE is the way to go. Please let me know your opinion.

Yeah, ACK and pushed.


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