On 05/28/14 at 10:37am, Vivek Goyal wrote:
On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 03:30:42PM +0800, WANG Chao wrote:
> When starting kdump service with dump target being ssh host, after
> network-online.target, we connect to ssh host and touch the dump
> directory to make sure the host is ready to be dumped to.
> Chances are after network-online.target, the particular network resource
> we interest in isn't ready for connecting to the specified ssh host.
> And at that time, we connect to ssh host and fail.
> What we should do is to wait for the specific network resource, not
> totally depending on network-online.target. But it's relatively
> complicated to implement. A simple and direct solution would be try as
> many time as it needs to connect to the configured ssh host. However to
> avoid a infinitely loop, we time out and fail. I set this time out value
> to be 180 seconds, and general speaking, 180 seconds would be enough for
> almost any kind of network to be up and ready.
> Signed-off-by: WANG Chao <chaowang(a)redhat.com>
> kdumpctl | 15 +++++++++++++--
> 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/kdumpctl b/kdumpctl
> index 9cae0c4..0bd6021 100755
> --- a/kdumpctl
> +++ b/kdumpctl
> @@ -381,8 +381,19 @@ function check_ssh_config()
> function check_ssh_target()
> local _ret
> - ssh -q -i $SSH_KEY_LOCATION -o BatchMode=yes $DUMP_TARGET mkdir -p $SAVE_PATH
> - _ret=$?
> + local _start _delta
> + # Timeout out after 180 seconds, hopefully it's enough.
> + _start=$(date +%s)
> + while : ; do
> + ssh -q -i $SSH_KEY_LOCATION -o BatchMode=yes $DUMP_TARGET mkdir -p $SAVE_PATH
> + _ret=$?
> + _delta=$(($(date +%s) - $_start))
> + if [[ $_ret -eq 0 || $_delta -gt 180 ]]; then
> + break
> + fi
> + done
- I think we should sleep for a while before we retry ssh. Say sleep for 2
- I think we need to give brief message about retrying as well as giving
up. Something like.
"ssh to $target failed. Will retry after 2 seconds"
"ssh to $target failed after multiple tries."
I thought this retry behavior will be sealed and invisiable to user end.
I'm fine with outputing a breif message for the retry.
- We need to define timeout of 180 seconds in kdump-lib.sh and use that
I can put it in kdump-lib.sh. But I can't find it useful for our other
- We have ssh operations in dracut-kdump.sh. So this logic of retry
should apply everywhere and not just kdumpctl. Isn't it. Same issue
will arise in second kernel context if network is not up?
Emm.. In 2nd kernel, dracut take care of bringing up network, not kdump
script. The timeout/retry is determined in dracut side. I vaguely
remember it's 180 seconds too and this value have been proved to work
well in the past. So I don't think we would want to touch 2nd kernel.
> if [ $_ret -ne 0 ]; then
> echo "Could not create $DUMP_TARGET:$SAVE_PATH, you probably need to run
\"kdumpctl propagate\"" >&2
> return 1
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