Bug #4151

osmo-gsm-tester: osmo-trx-lms process sometimes kept forever in zombie-alike state after killing it

Added by pespin about 1 year ago. Updated 26 days ago.

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It was spotted several times that all osmo-trx-lms tests in osmo-gsm-tester fail with message:

socket.c:367 unable to bind socket: Address already in use

Close lookup shows osmo-trx-lms stil running but idle (not consuming CPU):

# ps -ef | grep osmo-trx-lms
root     14643 14604  0 11:47 pts/1    00:00:00 grep osmo-trx-lms
jenkins  55210     1  0 Aug06 ?        00:00:53 /osmo-gsm-tester-trx/last_run/osmo-trx/bin/osmo-trx-lms -C /osmo-gsm-tester-trx/last_run/osmo-trx.cfg

In order to get process creation time (too see which test caused the issue and if logs around it provide more information):

# ls -ld --time-style=full-iso  /proc/$(pidof osmo-trx-lms)
dr-xr-xr-x 9 jenkins jenkins 0 2019-08-06 10:37:14.274166715 +0200 /proc/55210

At that time, following run was in place:

And the test: trial-1926 gprs:trx-lms+mod-bts0-numtrx2+mod-bts0-chanallocdescend

The test runs and at some fails (expected since multi-trx is not yet supported in osmo-trx-lms) and then osmo-gsm-tester goes over regular procedure to kill all processes (in the case of osmo-trx-lms, it kills the ssh client, which should end up killing its child through the script handler):

10:38:00.558825 ---      ParallelTerminationStrategy: DBG: Scheduled to terminate 22 processes.  []
10:38:00.560001 ---      ParallelTerminationStrategy: DBG: Starting to kill with SIGTERM  []
10:38:00.669914 run           osmo-trx-lms(pid=1883): Terminating (SIGTERM)  [trial-1926↪gprs:trx-lms+mod-bts0-numtrx2+mod-bts0-chanallocdescend↪osmo-bts-trx↪osmo-trx-lms↪osmo-trx-lms(pid=1883)]  []
10:38:00.773158 ---      ParallelTerminationStrategy: PID 1883 died...  []
10:38:00.773706 run           osmo-trx-lms(pid=1883): DBG: Cleanup  [trial-1926↪gprs:trx-lms+mod-bts0-numtrx2+mod-bts0-chanallocdescend↪osmo-bts-trx↪osmo-trx-lms↪osmo-trx-lms(pid=1883)]  []
10:38:00.776101 run           osmo-trx-lms(pid=1883): Terminated {rc=36608}  [trial-1926↪gprs:trx-lms+mod-bts0-numtrx2+mod-bts0-chanallocdescend↪osmo-bts-trx↪osmo-trx-lms↪osmo-trx-lms(pid=1883)]  []

So my guess is not that ssh killing its child process is not working, but rather than when running with multi-trx we may end up in some race condition which somehow blocks osmo-trx-lms and prevents it from exiting.

Related issues

Related to OsmoTRX - Bug #3346: osmo-trx-lms: Multi channel support: "R_CTL_LPF range limit reached"Rejected06/13/2018


#1 Updated by pespin about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

I submitted a couple of commits to gerrit to help debug/workaround the issue:

remote: bts-trx: Improve logging and trap SIGTERM in
remote: default-suites: Drop multi-trx osmo-trx-lms tests

Let's see how it behaves with those two applied, if the issue still shows up then.

#2 Updated by pespin about 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#3 Updated by pespin about 1 year ago

Manually killing the process (kill $PID) doesn't work, the process is really stuck.

gdb attaching:

Attaching to process 55210
[New LWP 55211]
[New LWP 55212]
[New LWP 55213]

warning: Could not load vsyscall page because no executable was specified
0x00007f8d5f37ef7c in ?? ()
(gdb) thread apply all bt

Thread 4 (LWP 55213):
#0  0x00007f8d5d0c48bd in ?? ()
#1  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

Thread 3 (LWP 55212):
#0  0x00007f8d5f37ef7c in ?? ()
#1  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

Thread 2 (LWP 55211):
#0  0x00007f8d5d0c48bd in ?? ()
#1  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

Thread 1 (LWP 55210):
#0  0x00007f8d5f37ef7c in ?? ()
#1  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

Looking at maps:
Thread1 and Thread3: 7f8d5f36f000-7f8d5f387000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 11666510 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7F8D5F37EF7C−7f8d5f36f000 = FF7C

# addr2line -a -p -C -f -i -e /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ 0xff7c
0x000000000000ff7c: __lll_lock_wait at /build/glibc-77giwP/glibc-2.24/nptl/../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/lowlevellock.S:135

Thread2 and Thread4: 7f8d5cfe5000-7f8d5d17a000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 11666495 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

# addr2line -a -p -C -f -i -e /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ DF8BD
0x00000000000df8bd: __poll at /build/glibc-77giwP/glibc-2.24/io/../sysdeps/unix/syscall-template.S:84

So 2 threads waiting in poll and 2 in a lock...

Backtrce and whatever is not working properly because the binary + osmocom libraries were re-copied from later tests in the same directory.

#4 Updated by pespin about 1 year ago

  • Related to Bug #3346: osmo-trx-lms: Multi channel support: "R_CTL_LPF range limit reached" added

#5 Updated by pespin about 1 year ago

After removing the multi-trx tests for LMS it there's no zombie osmo-trx-lms anymore.
Let's keep the issue open to re-check again once we support multiTRX in osmo-trx-lms.

#6 Updated by pespin about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Stalled

#7 Updated by laforge 26 days ago

  • Assignee deleted (pespin)

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