[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2] ovn-nbctl: Fix the ovn-nbctl test "LBs - daemon" which fails during rpm build

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Tue Oct 23 16:49:15 UTC 2018

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 11:48:58AM +0530, nusiddiq at redhat.com wrote:
> From: Numan Siddique <nusiddiq at redhat.com>
> The test "ovn-nbctl: LBs - daemon" fails when it runs the command
> "ovn-nbctl lb-add lb0,". ovn-nbctl
> extracts the vip by calling the socket util function 'inet_parse_active()',
> and this function blocks when it calls dns_resolve(). It blocks because
> networking is disabled with mock rpm build. Why dns_resolve() blocks, needs
> to be investigated and fixed there. But to unblock this issue quickly, this
> patch provides a fix in OVS itself.
> This patch adds a new function - inet_parse_active_address_and_port() which
> expects IP:[port] address in the 'target_' argument and disables resolving
> the host.
> This new function is now used in ovn-northd, ovn-nbctl and ovn-trace. It is fine
> to use this function as load balancer VIP cannot be a hostname.
> Reported-by: Timothy Redaelli <tredaelli at redhat.com>
> Reported-at: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1641672
> Tested-by: Timothy Redaelli <tredaelli at redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Numan Siddique <nusiddiq at redhat.com>
> ---
> v1 -> v2
> -------
>   * Addressed review comments from Mark
>      - Updated the documentation of the inet_parse_active()
>      - Used the new function inet_parse_active_address_and_port()
>        in ovn-trace

I don't understand the function naming here.  Why would one expect a
function with the name inet_parse_active_address_and_port() to not
accept DNS names whereas the function inet_parse_active() does?

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