Glance will leak staging data

Bug #1913625 reported by Dan Smith on 2021-01-28
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Dan Smith

Bug Description

In various situations, glance will leak (potentially very large) temporary files in the staging store.

One example is doing a web-download import, where glance initially downloads the image to its staging store. If the worker doing that activity crashes, loses power, etc, the user may delete the image and try again on another worker. When the crashed worker resumes, the staging data will remain but nothing will ever clean it up.

Another example would be a misconfigured glance that uses local staging directories, but glance-direct is used, where the user stages data, and then deletes the image from another worker.

Even in a situation where shared staging is properly configured, a failure to access the staging location during the delete call will result in the image being deleted, but the staging file not being purged.

IMHO, glance workers should clean their staging directories at startup, purging any data that is attributable to a previous image having been deleted.

Another option is to add a store location for each staged image, and make sure the scrubber can clean those things from the staging directory periodically (this requires also running the scrubber on each node, which may not be common practice currently).

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Dan Smith (danms) wrote :

Marking this as invalid as the glance team thinks this is not a bug.

Changed in glance:
status: New → Invalid
Dan Smith (danms) on 2021-02-22
Changed in glance:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
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OpenStack Infra (hudson-openstack) wrote : Fix included in openstack/glance

This issue was fixed in the openstack/glance development milestone.

Changed in glance:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Dan Smith (danms)
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