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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/2] qemu: don't log error for missing optional sources on stats




On 12/12/18 3:04 AM, Nikolay Shirokovskiy wrote:
> 
> 
> On 11.12.2018 17:33, John Ferlan wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 12/11/18 2:34 AM, Nikolay Shirokovskiy wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 11.12.2018 01:05, John Ferlan wrote:
>>>>
>>>> $SUBJ:
>>>>
>>>> 'storage sources'
>>>>
>>>> On 11/12/18 7:58 AM, Nikolay Shirokovskiy wrote:
>>>>> Every time we call all domain stats for inactive domain with
>>>>> unavailable source we get error message in logs. It's a bit noisy.
>>>>
>>>> Are there ones in particular?
>>>
>>> Like this one:
>>>
>>> qemuOpenFileAs:3324 : Failed to open file '/path/to/optinal/disk': No such file or directory
>>>
>>
>> So this is the one that perhaps is bothersome to the degree of we're
>> ignoring that it doesn't exist, but then again the domain is not active,
>> so does it really matter.
>>
> 
> I would prefer not to see false positive messages in logs if it is possible.
> 
>>>>
>>>>> While it's arguable whether we need such message or not for mandatory
>>>>> disks we would like not to see messages for optional disks. Let's
>>>>
>>>> Filtering for the 'startupPolicy = optional' for domain stats (with
>>>> empty/unavailable local source) would seem to be a "new use" perhaps not
>>>> totally in line with the original intention.
>>>
>>> But I was not going to change behaviour only to stop polluting
>>> logs with messages like above.
>>>
>>
>> Your solution requires that someone has modified their definition to
>> include that startupPolicy='optional' attribute. I can be persuaded that
>> this is desirable; however, it would be nice to get Peter's opinion on
>> this especially since he knows the code and "rules" for backing stores
>> better than I do. IOW: From a storage backing chain perspective does it
>> make sense to use that.
> 
> Not presicely, rather if someone already has optional disk then why logging
> this kind of errors.
> >>
>>>>
>>>>> filter at least for cases of local files. Fixing other cases would
>>>>> require passing flag down the stack to .backendInit of storage
>>>>> which is ugly.
>>>>
>>>> Yeah, I remember chasing down into backendInit (virStorageFileInitAs)
>>>> from qemuDomainStorageOpenStat for
>>>>
>>>>    virStorageFileBackendForType:145 : internal error: missing storage
>>>> backend for 'none' storage
>>>>    virStorageFileBackendForType:141 : internal error: missing storage
>>>> backend for network files using iscsi protocol
>>>>
>>>> where the 'none' comes from a volume using a storage pool of iSCSI
>>>> disks. I chased for a bit, but yes it got messy fast.
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Stats for active domain are fine because we either drop disks
>>>>> with unavailable sources or clean source which is handled
>>>>> by virStorageSourceIsEmpty in qemuDomainGetStatsOneBlockFallback.
>>>>>
>>>>> We have these logs for successful stats since 25aa7035d which
>>>>> in turn fixes 596a13713 which added substantial stats for offline
>>>>> disks.
>>>>>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Nikolay Shirokovskiy <nshirokovskiy virtuozzo com>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>  src/qemu/qemu_driver.c  | 5 +++++
>>>>>  src/qemu/qemu_process.c | 9 +++++++++
>>>>>  src/qemu/qemu_process.h | 2 ++
>>>>>  3 files changed, 16 insertions(+)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c b/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c
>>>>> index a52e249..72e4cfe 100644
>>>>> --- a/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c
>>>>> +++ b/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c
>>>>> @@ -20290,6 +20290,11 @@ qemuDomainGetStatsBlockExportDisk(virDomainDiskDefPtr disk,
>>>>>      const char *backendstoragealias;
>>>>>      int ret = -1;
>>>>>  
>>>>> +    if (!virDomainObjIsActive(dom) &&
>>>>> +        qemuProcessMissingLocalOptionalDisk(disk))
>>>>> +        return qemuDomainGetStatsBlockExportHeader(disk, disk->src, *recordnr,
>>>>> +                                                   records, nrecords);
>>>>> +
>>>>
>>>> From my quick read this part would seem reasonable since the *Frontend
>>>> and *Backend wouldn't have valid data and *GetStatsOneBlock is fetching
>>>> source sizing data which for an empty source would be unobtainable.
>>>>
>>>>>      for (n = disk->src; virStorageSourceIsBacking(n); n = n->backingStore) {
>>>>>          if (blockdev) {
>>>>>              frontendalias = QEMU_DOMAIN_DISK_PRIVATE(disk)->qomName;
>>>>> diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_process.c b/src/qemu/qemu_process.c
>>>>> index 9cf9718..802274e 100644
>>>>> --- a/src/qemu/qemu_process.c
>>>>> +++ b/src/qemu/qemu_process.c
>>>>> @@ -6070,6 +6070,15 @@ qemuProcessPrepareSEVGuestInput(virDomainObjPtr vm)
>>>>>  }
>>>>>  
>>>>>  
>>>>> +bool
>>>>> +qemuProcessMissingLocalOptionalDisk(virDomainDiskDefPtr disk)
>>>>
>>>> Curious why you chose qemu_process and not qemu_domain or even
>>>> virstoragefile?  This has nothing to do with whether the qemu process is
>>>> running or not.
>>>
>>> Yeah, we have nothing qemu specific here. Just not sure is this useful
>>> for other purpuses or not.
>>>
>>
>> Since your chosen filter is "domain startup policy", I think qemu_domain
>> is where it belongs.
>>
>>>>
>>>>> +{
>>>>> +    return disk->startupPolicy == VIR_DOMAIN_STARTUP_POLICY_OPTIONAL &&
>>>>
>>>> While I agree in principle about optional disks; however, since
>>>> startupPolicy is optional it would seem this particular check is chasing
>>>> a very specific condition. Would it be reasonable to use a flag instead?
>>>> Something passed on the command line to essentially say to only collect
>>>> the name/format the name of the local empty sources.
>>>
>>> Not sure I understand you. This patch does not change anything in respect
>>> to collected stats so I can not see why we need extra flags.
>>>
>>
>> To be clear, I'm not advocating some new domain attribute/flag here.
>>
>> The flag idea is something provided to virConnectGetAllDomainStats (or
>> of course virDomainListGetStats) rather than using startupPolicy. IOW,
>> some new VIR_CONNECT_GET_ALL_DOMAINS_STATS* flag.
>>
>> Just "odd" that using the startupPolicy flag to avoid stats collection
>> for inactive guests and in the next patch for backing chains.  Perhaps
>> something worth adding to the startupPolicy description if this is the
>> option taken.
>>  >>
> 
> I agree that it is odd in case of stats collection but not in the second
> case because there we check startupPolicy flag during startup which 
> corresponds to flag's name and meaning.
> 
> As to stats collection here we have discrepancy between name and usage.
> On the other hand optional policy makes disk kind of optional asset for domain so
> having screaming error messages in logs every several seconds is odd too.
> If this patch will be accepted it may make sense to introduce alias for
> for startupPolicy, something like 'presense' having in mind it already
> affects not only startup but migration/restore/revert.
> 

The qemuProcessMissingLocalOptionalDisk needs to at least move to
qemu_domain and be renamed in a v2.

Noting in the description of startupPolicy in formatdomain.html.in that
collection of detailed disk stats for inactive guests when the path is
missing is something that I would think would be nice/good.

w/r/t Dan's comment about logging level using info vs error - could be a
challenge to do that given that you don't necessarily want to be carting
that around - although I suppose in the case where we know we're
"throwing away" an error (e.g. such as reset last error would do), we
could fetch that error and generate a VIR_INFO from it leaving it up to
the use to decide how chatty they'd like to have things.

John


> Nikolay
> 
>>>> That way we're not reusing something that has other uses. Although I'm
>>>> open to other opinions.
>>>>
>>>>> +           virStorageSourceIsLocalStorage(disk->src) && disk->src->path &&
>>>>
>>>> Use virStorageSourceIsEmpty instead.
>>>
>>> But this is a bit different, say I use !virStorageSourceIsEmpty(src) instead of the line
>>> above, then I can not sure disk->src->path even makes sense in the below check.
>>>
>>
>> Ah, right the !virStorageSourceIsLocalStorage && src->path would pass...
>>  Cannot mistake virStorageSourceIsEmpty for (non existent)
>> virStorageLocalSourceIsEmpty
>>
>>>>
>>>>> +           !virFileExists(disk->src->path);
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> And while I believe I understand why you chose this, it would seem to me
>>>> that it might be useful to know if an optional local disk had a path
>>>> disappear.  IOW: If all the other conditions are met, I'd like to know
>>>> that the source path is missing. That might be a good thing to know if
>>>> I'm getting stats for a domain. Maybe that's just me.
>>>
>>> Yeah, its arguable. But as getting stats is periodic with rather high
>>> frequency seeing such log error over and over again in logs can be
>>> tedious.
>>>
>>
>> Playing devil's advocate for a moment - what if someone didn't know the
>> $path to that backing store was missing? By at least logging somewhere
>> (but not fatal), the awareness can be made. By filtering the message if
>> the unrelated in name startupPolicy was set to optional, this knowledge
>> could be missed.
>>
>> The concept of filtering is fine to me - the concern is really the usage
>> of the essentially unrelated startupPolicy to do so is what gives me
>> pause for concern. If there are others that are OK with this, it's not a
>> deal breaker for me.
>>
>> John
>>
>>>>
>>>> BTW: I fixed a bug in the domstats path recently where the "last error"
>>>> was lost (see commit e1fc7ec08).  Although I don't think that's what
>>>> you're chasing here.
>>>
>>> Nope, it's different case.
>>>
>>> Nikolay
>>>
>>>>
>>>> John
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> +}
>>>>> +
>>>>> +
>>>>>  static int
>>>>>  qemuProcessPrepareHostStorage(virQEMUDriverPtr driver,
>>>>>                                virDomainObjPtr vm,
>>>>> diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_process.h b/src/qemu/qemu_process.h
>>>>> index 2037467..52d396d 100644
>>>>> --- a/src/qemu/qemu_process.h
>>>>> +++ b/src/qemu/qemu_process.h
>>>>> @@ -214,4 +214,6 @@ int qemuProcessStartManagedPRDaemon(virDomainObjPtr vm);
>>>>>  
>>>>>  void qemuProcessKillManagedPRDaemon(virDomainObjPtr vm);
>>>>>  
>>>>> +bool qemuProcessMissingLocalOptionalDisk(virDomainDiskDefPtr disk);
>>>>> +
>>>>>  #endif /* __QEMU_PROCESS_H__ */
>>>>>


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