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From: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
To: Kevin Yank <kyank@avalanche.com.au>
Cc: unicorn-public@bogomips.org
Subject: Re: On USR2, new master runs with same PID
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 01:45:15 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150312014515.GA10605@dcvr.yhbt.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2C0638F8-338C-4B06-B641-0DCF48D4D16A@avalanche.com.au>

Kevin Yank <kyank@avalanche.com.au> wrote:
> Having recently migrated our Rails app to MRI 2.2.0 (which may or may
> not be related), we’re experiencing problems with our Unicorn
> zero-downtime restarts.
> When I send USR2 to the master process (PID 19216 in this example), I
> get the following in the Unicorn log:
> I, [2015-03-11T23:47:33.992274 #6848]  INFO -- : executing ["/srv/ourapp/shared/bundle/ruby/2.2.0/bin/unicorn", "/srv/ourapp/current/config.ru", "-Dc", "/srv/ourapp/shared/config/unicorn.rb", {10=>#<Kgio::UNIXServer:/srv/ourapp/shared/sockets/unicorn.sock>}] (in /srv/ourapp/releases/a0e8b5df474ad5129200654f92a76af00a750f47)
> I, [2015-03-11T23:47:36.504235 #6848]  INFO -- : inherited addr=/srv/ourapp/shared/sockets/unicorn.sock fd=10
> /srv/ourapp/shared/bundle/ruby/2.2.0/gems/unicorn-4.8.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:206:in `pid=': Already running on PID:19216 (or pid=/srv/ourapp/shared/pids/unicorn.pid is stale) (ArgumentError)

Nothing suspicious until the above line...


> And when I check, indeed, there is now unicorn.pid and
> unicorn.pid.oldbin, both containing 19216.
> What could cause this situation to arise?

Any chance you have a process manager or something else creating the
(non-.oldbin) pid file behind unicorn's back?

Can you check your process table to ensure there's not multiple
unicorn instances running off the same config and pid files, too?

Also, were there other activity (another USR2 or HUP) in the logs
a few seconds beforehand?

What kind of filesystem / kernel is the pid file on?
A network FS or anything without the consistency guarantees provided
by POSIX would not work for pid files.

pid files are unfortunately prone to to nasty race conditions,
but I'm not sure what you're seeing happens very often.

Likewise, the check for stale Unix domain socket paths at startup is
inevitably racy, too, but the window is usually small enough to be
unnoticeable.  But yes, just in case, check the process table to make
sure there aren't multiple, non-related masters running on off the
same paths.


> before_fork do |server, worker|
>   ActiveRecord::Base.connection.disconnect!

>   sleep 10
>   old_pid = "#{server.config[:pid]}.oldbin"
>   if File.exists?(old_pid) && server.pid != old_pid
>     begin
>       Process.kill("QUIT", File.read(old_pid).to_i)
>     rescue Errno::ENOENT, Errno::ESRCH
>       # someone else did our job for us
>     end
>   end

I'd get rid of that hunk starting with the "sleep 10" (at least while
debugging this issue).  If you did a USR2 previously, maybe it could
affect the current USR2 upgrade process.  Sleeping so long in the master
like that is pretty bad it throws off timing and delays signal handling.

That's a pretty fragile config and I regret ever including it in the
example config files

  reply	other threads:[~2015-03-12  1:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-12  1:04 On USR2, new master runs with same PID Kevin Yank
2015-03-12  1:45 ` Eric Wong [this message]
2015-03-12  6:26   ` Kevin Yank
2015-03-12  6:45     ` Eric Wong
2015-03-20  1:55       ` Kevin Yank
2015-03-20  1:58       ` Kevin Yank
2015-03-20  2:08         ` Eric Wong

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