[ovs-dev] [PATCH] ovs-lib: Add timeout at ovs-check-dead-ifs.

William Tu u9012063 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 18:28:12 UTC 2019

At SUSE12 SP3, we hit a case where ovs-check-dead-ifs tries to read
an entry in /proc/<pid>/fd/<some fd> but hangs forever.  The pid is
a qemu-system-x86_64 process and we suspect it's an issue related to
qemu, not ovs.  As a result, force-reload-kmod hangs and OVS bridge
never gets restarted. This patch adds a timeout of 5-seconds to

VMware-BZ: #2408059
Signed-off-by: William Tu <u9012063 at gmail.com>
Cc: Ashish Varma <ashishvarma.ovs at gmail.com>
Cc: Gurucharan Shetty <guru at ovn.org>
 utilities/ovs-lib.in | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/utilities/ovs-lib.in b/utilities/ovs-lib.in
index fa840ec637f5..4cdc2a6d5d22 100644
--- a/utilities/ovs-lib.in
+++ b/utilities/ovs-lib.in
@@ -653,7 +653,7 @@ force_reload_kmod () {
-    "$datadir/scripts/ovs-check-dead-ifs"
+    timeout 5 "$datadir/scripts/ovs-check-dead-ifs"
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