Re: [vserver] debian jessie error on vserver shutdown

From: Daniel Urist <>
Date: Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 15:04:17 GMT
Message-ID: <>

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 4:40 PM, Jean Weisbuch <> wrote:

> The MySQL shutdown could be quite long, especially if you have a big
> buffer_pool_size or simply if you hit a bug and the process can be
> neverending.
> Are you sure that its not the case you are hitting and that "vserver stop"
> would timeout before MySQL would be stopped?

I don't think it's the timeout; shutting down the mysql server by hand
doesn't take more than a few seconds. I've also tried bumping up the
sync-timeout to 60 seconds with no difference.

> But if its really the "mysqladmin ping" that hangs its strange indeed,
> does it seems to hang before it crash or it directly crash when it tries to
> execute it?

>From what I can see, it crashes as soon as it executes "mysqladmin ping".
Again, this only happens during vserver shutdown; I can execute "mysqladmin
ping" from within the vserver or from the host with no issues while the
vserver is running.

> Le 11/11/2015 23:50, Daniel Urist a écrit :
> I've narrowed down the issue to the init script for the Percona XtraDB
> mysql server. It seems to be crashing the vserver shutdown when it calls
> "mysqladmin ping" to see whether the database is alive. I can run
> "mysqladmin ping" successfully from within the vserver, and also from the
> host with "vserver exec". I can also successfully run "/etc/init.d/mysql
> stop" from the host via "vserver exec". Is there something special that
> happens during vserver shutdown that would cause this to fail?
> On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 11:51 AM, Herbert Poetzl <>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 10:49:15AM -0700, Daniel Urist wrote:
>> > I am in the process of upgrading from debian wheezy to jessie
>> > for both hosts and guests. All hosts and guests are running
>> > sysv-rc (no systemd!). I'm getting the following error on
>> > shutdown with jessie guests running on jessie hosts:
>> Hey Daniel,
>> > /usr/share/util-vserver/vserver.stop: line 100: 3511 Killed
>> > "${IONICE_CMD[@]}" "${NICE_CMD[@]}" "${NETNS_CMD[@]}"
>> "${CHBIND_CMD[@]}"
>> > "$_VSPACE" --enter "$S_CONTEXT" "${OPTS_VSPACE[@]}"
>> > "${OPTS_VSPACE_SHARED[@]}" -- "$_VTAG" --migrate "${OPTS_VTAG_ENTER[@]}"
>> > --silent -- $_VCONTEXT $SILENT_OPT --migrate $OPT_VCONTEXT_CHROOT --xid
>> > "$S_CONTEXT" -- "${INITCMD_STOP[@]}"
>> This looks like the rc scripts executed to stop the guest
>> kill the util-vserver stop script at some point.
>> > This doesn't happen with wheezy guests running on jessie hosts,
>> This is kind of suspected, as it is most likely a minor
>> "problem" with the guest side rc scripts.
>> > or with jessie guests on wheezy hosts.
>> This is very interesting, are you sure that the very
>> same guest does not exhibit this behaviours regardless
>> of the host system (given that util-vserver is the same
>> version).
>> > If I switch from init style sysv to plain, I don't see any
>> > errors, but I'm assuming that just suppresses the message
>> > since the vserver shuts down almost instantaneously;
>> An almost instant shutdown is not a bad thing per se, after
>> all container style virtualization is very fast. This
>> setup will not call any scripts inside the guest directly,
>> instead it will signal the init process inside the guest
>> to shut down. If everything goes as expected, your guest
>> should simply disappear (no more processes in the guest
>> context)
>> > I'm concerned that it's not going down cleanly.
>> It might be a good idea to check what scripts are actually
>> executed inside the guest and supplement them with debug
>> output (or run them with -x for bash scripts).
>> > The kernel version for jessie is 3.18.21-vs2.3.7.4-beng (from
>> >, util-vserver is 0.30.216-pre3120-jessie0.1-1.
>> > Any hints on how to fix or at least debug this?
>> You can also run util-vserver with the --debug option,
>> which might shed some light on the issue.
>> HTH,
>> Herbert
Received on Thu Nov 12 15:09:02 2015

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