Ensure migrate_cancel does not block doing I/O

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Daniel P. Berrangé Aug. 26, 2011, 10:59 a.m.
From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@redhat.com>

There are two common cases where migrate_cancel is intended to be

  1. When migration is not converging due to an overactive
     guest and insufficient network bandwidth
  2. When migration is stuck due a network outage, waiting
     for the TCP transmit timeout to occurr & return an I/O
     error for send()

In the second case, if you attempt to use 'migrate_cancel' it
will also get stuck. This can be seen by attempting to migrate
to a QEMU which has been SIGSTOP'd

  $ ./x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -cdrom ~/boot.iso -m 600 \
       -monitor stdio -vnc :2 -incoming tcp:localhost:9000
   QEMU 0.14.1 monitor - type 'help' for more information
   [1]+  Stopped

And in another shell

  $ ./x86_64-softmmu/qemu-system-x86_64 -cdrom ~/boot.iso -m 600 \
        -monitor stdio -vnc :1
   QEMU 0.14.1 monitor - type 'help' for more information
   (qemu) migrate -d tcp:localhost:9000
   (qemu) info migrate
   Migration status: active
   transferred ram: 416 kbytes
   remaining ram: 621624 kbytes
   total ram: 623040 kbytes
   (qemu) migrate_cancel

This last command will never return, until the first QEMU is
resumed. Looking at the stack trace in GDB you see

 #0  0x0000003a8320e4c2 in __libc_send (fd=10, buf=0x1bc7c70, n=19777, flags=0)
    at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/send.c:28
 #1  0x000000000048fb1e in socket_write (s=<optimized out>, buf=<optimized out>, size=<optimized out>)
    at migration-tcp.c:39
 #2  0x000000000048eba4 in migrate_fd_put_buffer (opaque=0x1b76ad0, data=0x1bc7c70, size=19777)
    at migration.c:324
 #3  0x000000000048e442 in buffered_flush (s=0x1b76b90) at buffered_file.c:87
 #4  0x000000000048e4cf in buffered_close (opaque=0x1b76b90) at buffered_file.c:177
 #5  0x0000000000496d57 in qemu_fclose (f=0x1bbfc10) at savevm.c:479
 #6  0x000000000048f4ca in migrate_fd_cleanup (s=0x1b76ad0) at migration.c:291
 #7  0x000000000048f035 in do_migrate_cancel (mon=<optimized out>, qdict=<optimized out>,
    ret_data=<optimized out>) at migration.c:136[snip]

The migration_fd_cleanup method is where the problem really starts.
Specifically it does

    if (s->file) {
        DPRINTF("closing file\n");
        if (qemu_fclose(s->file) != 0) {
            ret = -1;
        s->file = NULL;

    if (s->fd != -1)

And gets stuck in the qemu_fclose() bit because that method (rightly) tries
to flush all outstanding buffers before closing. Unfortunately while this is
desirable when migration ends successfully, it is undesirable when we are
failing/cancelling migration.

It is hard to tell qemu_fclose() that it shouldn't flush buffers directly,
so the alternative is to ensure that this method fails quickly when it
attempts I/O. This is easily achieved, simply by closing 's->fd' before
calling qemu_fclose.

Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>
 migration.c |    7 +++++++
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)


diff --git a/migration.c b/migration.c
index f5959b4..a432c3b 100644
--- a/migration.c
+++ b/migration.c
@@ -286,6 +286,13 @@  int migrate_fd_cleanup(FdMigrationState *s)
     qemu_set_fd_handler2(s->fd, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL);
+    if ((s->state == MIG_STATE_ERROR ||
+         s->state == MIG_STATE_CANCELLED) &&
+        s->fd != -1) {
+        close(s->fd);
+        s->fd = -1;
+    }
     if (s->file) {
         DPRINTF("closing file\n");
         if (qemu_fclose(s->file) != 0) {