simple networking mode (net-meta) does not account for device names

Bug #1592149 reported by Scott Moser
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curtin
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Scott Moser
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Bug Description

[Impact]

 * Users which do not use a customized network configuration rely
   on curtin's fallback/automatic configuration. On Xenial and newer
   systems the network configuration that is generated doesn't always
   work due to the persistent nic names which do not match between
   initial install environment and booting the system after
   installation.

   This affects all curtin releases which use auto configure
   networking and an Ubuntu release which uses persistent network
   device nameing.

 * This SRU resolves the bug by ensuring auto configured networking
   includes nic naming rules to ensure the network device names match
   what is generated in the config.

[Test Case]

 * On a Xenial 16.04 system
    - % apt-get install curtin
    - % OUTPUT_NETWORK_CONFIG=rendered-eni curtin net-meta -t /tmp auto

  FAIL: Systems with the error will print an interfaces file to stdout

  PASS: Systems with the fix with emit host networking config to the file
        "rendered-eni" and produces no output to stdout.

[Regression Potential]

 * Users that use auto configuration may find that the persistent nic
   names in the target system are no longer ethN, but named based on
   location.

[Original Description]
I ran
 nosetests3 -v tests/vmtests/test_basic.py:XenialTestBasic
and was seeing failures.

That does an install without network config, so it relies on 'net-meta' of 'auto'.

The install worked, but boot failed as networking was not configured.

The issue is that the net-meta was writing /etc/network/interfaces file, but no udev rules or other mechanism to ensure that the device got the same name in the new environment. That, coupled with a change in the commands between 'launch' and 'xkvm' meant that the install environment named the device 'ens3' and the installed environment 'ens4'.

I'll attach logs just for completeness.

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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :
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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :
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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :
Changed in curtin:
assignee: nobody → Scott Moser (smoser)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Ryan Harper (raharper)
Changed in curtin:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
description: updated
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Scott, or anyone else affected,

Accepted curtin into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curtin/0.1.0~bzr399-0ubuntu1~16.04.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in curtin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in curtin (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Hello Scott, or anyone else affected,

Accepted curtin into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curtin/0.1.0~bzr399-0ubuntu1~14.04.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in curtin (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Fix Committed
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Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

Tested and marking verification-done

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package curtin - 0.1.0~bzr399-0ubuntu1~16.04.1

---------------
curtin (0.1.0~bzr399-0ubuntu1~16.04.1) xenial-proposed; urgency=medium

  * debian/new-upstream-snapshot: fix for specifying revision.
  * SRU current curtin
    - curtin/net: fix inet value for subnets, don't add interface attributes
      to alias (LP: #1588547)
    - improve net-meta network configuration (LP: #1592149)
    - reporting: set webhook handler level to DEBUG, no filtering
      (LP: #1590846)
    - tests/vmtests: add yakkety, remove vivid
    - curtin/net: use post-up for interface alias, resolve 120 second time out
      on Trusty when using interface aliases
    - vmtest: provide info on images used
    - fix multipath configuration and add multipath tests (LP: #1551937)
    - tools/launch and tools/xkvm: whitespace cleanup and bash -x
    - tools/launch: boot by root=LABEL=cloudimg-rootfs
    - Initial vmtest power8 support and TestSimple test.

 -- Ryan Harper <email address hidden> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:29:30 -0500

Changed in curtin (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Chris J Arges (arges) wrote : Update Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for curtin has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package curtin - 0.1.0~bzr399-0ubuntu1~14.04.1

---------------
curtin (0.1.0~bzr399-0ubuntu1~14.04.1) trusty-proposed; urgency=medium

  * SRU current curtin
    - curtin/net: fix inet value for subnets, don't add interface attributes
      to alias (LP: #1588547)
    - improve net-meta network configuration (LP: #1592149)
    - reporting: set webhook handler level to DEBUG, no filtering
      (LP: #1590846)
    - tests/vmtests: add yakkety, remove vivid
    - curtin/net: use post-up for interface alias, resolve 120 second time out
      on Trusty when using interface aliases
    - vmtest: provide info on images used
    - fix multipath configuration and add multipath tests (LP: #1551937)
    - tools/launch and tools/xkvm: whitespace cleanup and bash -x
    - tools/launch: boot by root=LABEL=cloudimg-rootfs
    - Initial vmtest power8 support and TestSimple test.

curtin (0.1.0~bzr389-0ubuntu1~14.04.1) trusty-proposed; urgency=medium

  * New upstream snapshot.
    * Detect and remove legacy /etc/network/interfaces.d/eth0.cfg from
      target (LP: #1577872)

curtin (0.1.0~bzr387-0ubuntu1~14.04.1) trusty-proposed; urgency=medium

  * sru current curtin (LP: #1577872)
  * debian/new-upstream-snapshot, debian/README.source: add
    new-upstream-snapshot and mention it in README.source
  * debian/control: drop python from curtin-common Depends.
     remove unnecessary Depends on util-linux as it is essential.
     python3-curtin, python-curtin: drop unnecessary 'curl' from Depends.
     python3-curtin, python-curtin: list oauthlib and yaml Depends
  * debian/control: add bcache-tools to curtin Depends.
  * New upstream snapshot.
    - fix timestamp not being updated in reported events
    - mdadm: resolve mdadm/bcache and trusty+hwe issues
    - fix support for 4k disks
    - emit source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*.cfg in
      rendered /etc/network/interfaces
    - net: introduce 'control' field to network configuration to allow
      for declaring manual controlled interfaces
    - disable cloud-init networking as curtin is the source of network config
    - block: wipe_volume improvements
    - reporter: enhance reporting events to include levels and
      improve usefullness of messages
    - network: add bonding tests and cleanup newline rendering
    - block: fix partition path issue with nvme devices
    - fix logic error in kernel installation
    - block: add debug regarding raid modules being missing on mdadm create
    - add s390x support to curtin and vmtest
    - support build on xenial where python3 pyflakes is split out
    - fix uefi install path on nvme devices
    - numerous unit tests and vmtests improvements. Add running
      of pylint for static checking.
    - Add bond parsing & improved source, source-directory parsing
      of /etc/network/interfaces.
    - move global dns-* options under auto lo in /etc/network/interfaces
    - partitioning: limited support for odd ordering of partition numbers
    - change use of mkfs.fat to mkfs.vfat and add dependency.
    - block-meta: use removable devices if no non-removable devices are
      found [Robert Clark]
    - Improve 'curtin mkfs' and move mkfs...

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Changed in curtin (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote : Fixed in Curtin 17.1

This bug is believed to be fixed in curtin in 17.1. If this is still a problem for you, please make a comment and set the state back to New

Thank you.

Changed in curtin:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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