Context goes None intermittently due to calls to get_admin_context method

Bug #899302 reported by Unmesh Gurjar on 2011-12-02
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OpenStack Compute (nova)
Vish Ishaya

Bug Description

While testing the Create server API with the master branch, I noticed from the (Compute server) logs that the context was getting set to None intermittently. After digging more into the issue, it looks like the calls to the 'get_admin_context( )' method in nova.context module is causing this.

If we trace the a request's path from the server logs, the context information needs to be available throughout the processing cycle of the request. However, since the calls to 'get_admin_context' sets the context to None, the '_log' method in NovaLogger fails to find the context and logs the messages without the request_id field. This results in the log messages after the call to 'get_admin_context' getting logged without request_id in it.
Same is also the case with the log messages after 'elevated' method is called.

This method needs to be fixed, so that a request path can be easily traced from the server logs.

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Vish Ishaya (vishvananda) wrote :

I would propose all of the get_admin_context calls are converted to elevated. We should never be calling get_admin_context if we already have a context available. Then we can make elevated not clobber the local context.

Changed in nova:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in nova:
assignee: nobody → Vish Ishaya (vishvananda)
status: Triaged → In Progress

Submitter: Jenkins
Branch: master

commit 3d0311df9e3fccf96bde34e72f8011843941ac98
Author: Vishvananda Ishaya <email address hidden>
Date: Mon Jan 9 16:07:43 2012 -0800

    Don't overwrite local context on elevated

     * Adds an 'overwrite' parameter to context.__init__
     * Overwrite is set to false for elevated and get_admin_context
     * Fixes bug 899302

    Change-Id: Ic9464e5813d6db38c48239c7ea8f15aa1bff5562

Changed in nova:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2012-01-25
Changed in nova:
milestone: none → essex-3
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2012-04-05
Changed in nova:
milestone: essex-3 → 2012.1
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