[Gluster-infra] Suspected networking issues on build.gluster.org causing Jenkins failures

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Sat May 16 18:01:41 UTC 2015

On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 06:32:00PM +0200, Niels de Vos wrote:
> It seems that many failures of the regression tests (at least for
> NetBSD) are caused by failing to reconnect to the slave. Jenkins tries
> to keep a control connection open to the slaves, and reconnects when the
> connection terminates.
> I do not know why the connection is disrupted, but I can see that
> Jenkins is not able to resolve the hostname of the slave. For example,
> from (well, you have to find the older logs, Jenkins seems to have
> automatically reconnected)
> http://build.gluster.org/computer/nbslave72.cloud.gluster.org-v2/log :
>     java.io.IOException: There was a problem while connecting to nbslave71.cloud.gluster.org:22
>     ...
>     Caused by: java.net.UnknownHostException: nbslave71.cloud.gluster.org: Name or service not known
> The error in the console log of the regression test is less helpful, it
> only states the disconnection failure:
>     http://build.gluster.org/job/rackspace-netbsd7-regression-triggered/5408/console

In fact, this looks very much related to these reports:

- https://issues.jenkins-ci.org/browse/JENKINS-19619 duplicate of 18879
- https://issues.jenkins-ci.org/browse/JENKINS-18879

This problem should be fixed in Jenkins 1.524 and newer. Time to upgrade
Jenkins too?


> Because on build.gluster.org the reboot-vm Jenkins job often fails to
> respolve the (correct) ip-addresses of the Rackspace API endpoints, I
> suspect that both problems are related to the networking infrastructure.
> Could someone look into this issue? It is quite a blocker for resolving
> 'spurious' test failures, because it often prevents the tests from
> getting run at all.
> Thanks,
> Niels
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