[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2 0/3] ovn-controller: Fix and refactor chassis ovn-sbdb record init

Dumitru Ceara dceara at redhat.com
Thu Jul 25 08:08:38 UTC 2019

On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 12:51 AM Han Zhou <zhouhan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 2:11 PM Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 12:06:45PM +0200, Dumitru Ceara wrote:
> > > The chassis_run code didn't take into account the scenario when the
> > > system-id was changed in the Open_vSwitch table. Due to this the code
> > > was trying to insert a new Chassis record in the OVN_Southbound DB with
> > > the same Encaps as the previous Chassis record. The transaction used
> > > to insert the new records was aborting due to the ["type", "ip"]
> > > index constraint violation as we were creating new Encap entries with
> > > the same "type" and "ip" as the old ones.
> >
> > Thanks.  I applied this series to master.
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> Hi Dumitru,
> When reviewing Numan's fix "ovn-controller: Fix the chassis row recreation issue" I found this original change and I have a question here regarding this series. I tried this feature when SSL & RBAC is enabled, and it seems not working as this patch declared. I used the OVN sandbox (which uses SSL by default) to test.
> Initially:
> $ ovn-sbctl show
> Chassis "chassis-1"
>     hostname: sandbox
>     Encap geneve
>         ip: ""
>         options: {csum="true"}
> Then update chassis id:
> $ ovs-vsctl set open . external_ids:system-id="chassis-2"
> The SB DB didn't get updated, and there are warn logs:
> 2019-07-24T08:28:51.036Z|00015|ovsdb_idl|WARN|transaction error: {"details":"RBAC rules for client \"chassis-1\" role \"ovn-controller\" prohibit modification of table \"Chassis\".","error":"permission error"}
> 2019-07-24T08:28:51.036Z|00016|chassis|WARN|Could not find Chassis : stored (chassis-2) ovs (chassis-2)
> This seems to be expected, because otherwise RBAC is malfunctioning. However, I am not sure what is the goal of this patch. Is it supposed to solve the problem only when HV uses TCP but not for SSL? If so, shall this behaviour be clarified in some documents? Or did I misunderstood something? (Sorry that I was not able to post the question during the patch review.)
> Thanks,
> Han

Hi Han,

You're right, changing the OVS system-id when using SSL won't work due
to RBAC and that's indeed expected. This was the behavior for
ovn-controller also before the patch. It would be good though to
document that and maybe provide the steps on how to change the ovs
system-id when using SSL: I guess that means stopping ovn-controller,
regenerating certificates and starting ovn-controller. I'll put it on
my TODO list and try to handle it soon.


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