Heat appears to fail to retry when being API rate limited

Bug #1547728 reported by Byron McCollum
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OpenStack Heat

Bug Description

I *think* Heat is failing to retry when being API rate limited. On occasion, when creating several stacks concurrently, I will get a resources that goes into `CREATE_FAILED`, and the reason being `OverLimit: resources.server_block1: OverLimit Retry... (HTTP 413)`.

I do not believe this is related to absolute resources (instance, cores, ram, etc), and I have plenty available for the stacks I am attempting to build.

This is an example resource in question from `heat event-list <stack-name>`:

| server_block1 | 4faa9799-1047-40cf-a3bf-1bf3390bc26a | OverLimit: resources.server_block1: OverLimit Retry... (HTTP 413) | CREATE_FAILED | 2016-02-19T23:21:40 |

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zhaozhilong (zhaozhilong) wrote :

How many stacks you try to create once time ?

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Byron McCollum (byron-mccollum) wrote :


It happens when I have 9-10 building...

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Byron McCollum (byron-mccollum) wrote :

And I'm polling their status every 120 seconds...

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Zane Bitter (zaneb) wrote :

You're correct, in fact Heat only retries when an asynchronously-created resource (e.g. a Server or Volume) ends up in an error state instead of completing.

I agree that there are other circumstances where we ought to retry (c.f. bug 1745010), and this is one of them.

Changed in heat:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → next
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