[Gluster-infra] [shadow-it] Portmortem for gluster jenkins disk full outage on the 15th of August
wsimpson at redhat.com
Thu Aug 16 14:46:14 UTC 2018
Not amusing that it's been closed because it was reported against a
particular version of Gluster. Could somebody re-open it, please?
On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 10:38 PM Nigel Babu <nigelb at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 2:41 PM Michael Scherer <mscherer at redhat.com>
>> Hi folks,
>> So Gluster jenkins disk was full today (cause outages do not respect
>> public holiday in India (Independance day) and France(Assumption)),
>> here is the post mortem for your reading pleasure
>> Date: 15/08/2018
>> Service affected:
>> Jenkins for Gluster (jenkins-el7.rht.gluster.org)
>> No jenkins job could be triggered.
>> Root cause:
>> A disk full mainly because we got new jobs and more patches, so
>> regular growth.
>> Increased the disk by 30G, and investigating if cleanup could be
>> improved. This did require a reboot.
>> Involved people:
>> - misc
>> - nigel
>> Lessons learned
>> - What went well:
>> - we had a documented process for that, and good enough to be used by
>> a tired admin.
>> - What went bad:
>> - we weren't proactive enough to see that before it caused a outage
>> - 15 of August is a holiday for both France and India. Technically,
>> none of the infra team should have been up.
>> - When we were lucky
>> - It was a day off in India, so few people were affected, except
>> folks who continue to work on days off
>> - Misc decided to go to work while being in Brno to take days off
>> Timeline (in UTC)
>> - 05:58 Amar post a mail to say "smoke job fail" on gluster-infra:
>> - 06:23 Nigel ping Misc on Telegram to deal with it, since Nigel is
>> away from laptop for Independence day celebration.
>> - 06:24 Misc do not hear the ding since he is asleep
>> - 06:55 Sankarshan open a bug on it, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_b
>> ug.cgi?id=1616160 <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1616160>
>> - 06:56 Misc do not see the email since he is still asleep
>> - 07:13 Misc wake up, see a blinking light on the phone and ponder
>> about closing his eyes again. He look at it, and start to swear.
>> - 07:14 Investigation reveal that Jenkins partition is full (100%). A
>> quick investigation do not yield any particular issues. The Jenkins
>> jobs are taking space and that's it.
>> - 07:19 After discussion with Nigel, it is decided to increase the size
>> of the partition. Misc take a look at it, try to increase without any
>> luck. The server is rebooted in case that's what was needed. Still not
>> - 07:25 Misc go quickly shower to wake him up. The warm embrace of
>> water make him remember that a documentation on that process do exist:
>> - 07:30 Following the documentation, we discover that the hypervisor
>> is now out of space for future increase. Looking at that will be done
>> after the post mortem.
>> - 07:37 Jenkins is being restarted, with more space, and seems to work
>> - 07:38 Misc rush to his hotel breakfast who close at 10.
>> - 09:09 Post mortem is finished and being sent
>> Action items:
>> - (misc) see what can be done for myrmicinae (the hypervisor where
>> jenkins is running) since there is no more space.
>> Potential improvement to make:
>> - we still need to have monitoring in place
>> - we need to move munin in the internal lan for looking at the graph
>> for jenkins
>> - documentation regarding resizing could be clearer, notably on volume
>> resizing part
> This is highlighting that we need to solve
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1564372 on priority. The lack
> of monitoring is affecting day to day work.
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