[ovs-dev] [PATCH] ovn-ctl: Fix the wrong pidfile argument passed to ovsdb-servers

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Thu Oct 11 21:16:01 UTC 2018

On Tue, Oct 09, 2018 at 12:47:11PM +0530, nusiddiq at redhat.com wrote:
> From: Numan Siddique <nusiddiq at redhat.com>
> When OVN db servers are started usinb ovn-ctl, if the pid files
> (/var/run/openvswitch/ovnnb_db.pid for example) are already
> present, then ovn-ctl passes "--pidfile=123" if the pid file has
> '123' stored in it. Later on when OVN pacemaker RA script calls
> status_ovnnb/status_ovnsb() functions, these returns "not running".
> The shell function 'pidfile_is_running()' stores the contents of
> the pid file as  "pid=`cat "$pidfile"`". If the caller also
> uses the same variable "pid" to store the file name, it gets
> overriden.
> This patch fixes this issue by renaming the local variable "pid"
> in the "start_ovsdb__()" shell function to "db_file_name".
> Signed-off-by: Numan Siddique <nusiddiq at redhat.com>

Thanks, applied to master.

It would probably be a good idea to more consistently use "local".
Using it for $pidfile and $pid in pidfile_is_running would have avoided
this problem.

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