Fix 400 error in test_Client.test_import()

Bug #710405 reported by Jason Gerard DeRose on 2011-01-31
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Jason Gerard DeRose

Bug Description

I'm not sure what's going on here. This test passes on Maverick, fails on Natty. Could be issue in dmedia, desktopcouch, or CouchDB. Run `./ test` in the dmedia tree to see failure. Here is trace:

ERROR: test_import (dmedia.tests.test_client.test_Client)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/jderose/bzr/dmedia/natty-port-man/dmedia/tests/", line 212, in test_import
    self.assertEqual(inst.list_imports(), [])
  File "/home/jderose/bzr/dmedia/natty-port-man/dmedia/", line 238, in list_imports
    return self._call('ListImports')
  File "/home/jderose/bzr/dmedia/natty-port-man/dmedia/", line 141, in _call
    return method(*args)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/dbus/", line 140, in __call__
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/dbus/", line 630, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.couchdb.http.ServerError: Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/dbus/", line 702, in _message_cb
    retval = candidate_method(self, *args, **keywords)
  File "/home/jderose/bzr/dmedia/natty-port-man/dmedia/", line 291, in ListImports
    return self.manager.list_imports()
  File "/home/jderose/bzr/dmedia/natty-port-man/dmedia/", line 126, in manager
    self._manager = ImportManager(self._on_signal, self._dbname)
  File "/home/jderose/bzr/dmedia/natty-port-man/dmedia/", line 323, in __init__
    self.metastore = MetaStore(dbname=dbname)
  File "/home/jderose/bzr/dmedia/natty-port-man/dmedia/", line 177, in __init__
    self.desktop = CouchDatabase(self.dbname, create=True)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/desktopcouch/application/", line 101, in __init__
    oauth_tokens=oauth_tokens, ctx=ctx)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/desktopcouch/application/", line 75, in __init__
    oauth_tokens=oauth_tokens, ctx=ctx, views_factory=views_factory)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/desktopcouch/records/", line 123, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/desktopcouch/application/", line 85, in _reconnect
    super(DesktopDatabase, self)._reconnect(uri=uri)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/desktopcouch/records/", line 137, in _reconnect
    if self._database_name not in self._server:
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/couchdb/", line 93, in __contains__
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/couchdb/", line 377, in head
    return self._request('HEAD', path, headers=headers, **params)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/couchdb/", line 419, in _request
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/desktopcouch/records/", line 255, in request
    raise ServerError((status, error))
ServerError: (400, '')

Ran 128 tests in 26.349s

FAILED (errors=1)

Related branches

Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

Raised this to critical. This seems to be related to the D-Bus timeout problem I've been having:

DEBUG dispatch in process 25389: worker='ImportWorker', key=u'/home/jderose/Videos', args=('ISDGZ4OU3OUC3VZORCXZGXBX', u'/home/jderose/Videos', dbus.Boolean(True), None)
ERROR Introspect error on :1.311:/: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
DEBUG Executing introspect queue due to error

Changed in dmedia:
importance: High → Critical
Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

Okay, this bug is officially driving me crazy. But here's what I can tell so far:

1) As far as I know, it only occurs in the unit tests (so not a big concern). Why it occurs where it does, and why there wasn't a problem under Maverick, I have no idea.

2) My work on lp:722035 has not been able to fix this bug, however, as far as I can tell, it has fixed lp:714406 - which is far more important as lp:714406 was occurring frequently when actually using dmedia

Changed in dmedia:
milestone: 0.4 → 0.5
Changed in dmedia:
milestone: 0.5 → 0.6
Changed in dmedia:
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose)
Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

Wow, after over 2 months, I finally have this fixed. Something weird is going on with desktopcouch get_oauth_tokens() in that it's returning a different value when called from a DBus service launched with Popen. This was all happing in unit tests only, not something that comes up during normal use. Steps:

1. In `` process, call get_oauth_tokens(), delete 'test_dmedia' database if it exists

2. Start `dmedia-service` or `dmedia-importer-service` with Popen, which will themselves call get_oauth_tokens(), but the value will be different than in (1)

3. Kill (2) and again start `dmedia-service` or `dmedia-importer-service` with Popen, they call get_oauth_tokens(), and the value will yet again be different... different than (2), still not equal to (1)

I'll try to cook up a minimal script to demo this behaviour outside of dmedia, against desktopcouch only.

I stumbled across the solution during the great refactor of 2011 [1]. As both `dmedia-service` and `dmedia-importer-service` can now take an --env arg with the JSON serialized environment, I pass them the env that was created in the `` process... the services then use the oauth tokens retrieved in the main process, don't themselves call get_oauth_tokens()

[1] Great refactor of 2011 -

Changed in dmedia:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Chad Miller (cmiller) wrote :

Hrm, it could be a race in starting up desktopcouch. Two processes try to access couchdb, but detect none running, and each start one. I'll investigate.

Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

For what it's worth, I tried putting a delay (like 1 or 2 seconds) between when the test started and when I launched the service with Popen, and it didn't seem to make a difference.

Anyway, thanks for looking into this!

Changed in dmedia:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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