UrlError from #include aborts stage

Bug #1720844 reported by Andrew Jorgensen on 2017-10-02
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Bug Description

If you have a bad URL or inaccessible server referenced in an #include document, a cloudinit.url_helper.UrlError is thrown which is not caught, so it aborts the stage and an instance can be left unconfigured.

I've proposed a patch here: https://code.launchpad.net/~ajorgens/cloud-init/+git/cloud-init/+merge/331660

Obviously a bad URL is not a great case, but aborting and leaving the instance unconfigured seems the worst choice in this scenario because it may not even be possible to log in to troubleshoot.

Joshua Powers (powersj) on 2017-10-02
Changed in cloud-init:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
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