[ovs-discuss] SIGSEGV in nl_attr_get_size() - OVS 2.0.2

Duncan Idaho ghola at rebelbase.com
Mon Oct 27 23:21:54 UTC 2014

We're currently seeing this crash several times a day in our Ubuntu
Icehouse OpenStack environment of about 60 nodes.

Program terminated with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
#0  nl_attr_get_size (nla=nla at entry=0x0) at ../lib/netlink.c:506
#1  0x0000000000460473 in format_generic_odp_key (a=a at entry=0x0,
ds=ds at entry=0x7fffc803d290)
at ../lib/odp-util.c:767
#2  0x0000000000460cd2 in format_odp_key_attr (a=a at entry=0x1a63c98,
ma=ma at entry=0x0, ds=ds at entry=0x7fffc803d290, verbose=verbose at entry=true) at
#3  0x00000000004609d7 in odp_flow_format (key=key at entry=0x1a63c50,
key_len=key_len at entry=80, mask=mask at entry=0x0, mask_len=mask_len at entry=0,
ds=ds at entry=0x7fffc803d290,
    verbose=verbose at entry=true) at ../lib/odp-util.c:1402
#4  0x00000000004450f3 in log_flow_message (error=error at entry=2,
operation=operation at entry=0x4d0e73 "flow_del", key=0x1a63c50, key_len=80,
mask=mask at entry=0x0,
    mask_len=mask_len at entry=0, stats=0x0, actions=actions at entry=0x0,
actions_len=actions_len at entry=0, dpif=<optimized out>) at ../lib/dpif.c:1354
#5  0x00000000004453c9 in log_flow_del_message (dpif=dpif at entry=0x1a06c70,
del=del at entry=0x7fffc803d340, error=error at entry=2) at ../lib/dpif.c:1397
#6  0x0000000000445433 in log_flow_del_message (error=2,
del=0x7fffc803d340, dpif=0x1a06c70) at ../lib/dpif.c:1396
#7  dpif_flow_del__ (dpif=0x1a06c70, del=del at entry=0x7fffc803d340) at
#8  0x00000000004455ca in dpif_flow_del (dpif=<optimized out>,
key=<optimized out>, key_len=<optimized out>, stats=stats at entry=0x7fffc803d370)
at ../lib/dpif.c:965
#9  0x000000000041b423 in subfacet_uninstall (subfacet=0x1be9a80) at
#10 0x0000000000420f18 in facet_remove (facet=0x1be9680) at
#11 0x0000000000422f52 in facet_revalidate (facet=facet at entry=0x1be9680) at
#12 0x0000000000423b96 in type_run (type=<optimized out>) at
#13 0x000000000041224f in ofproto_type_run (datapath_type=<optimized out>,
datapath_type at entry=0x1ab88a0 "system") at ../ofproto/ofproto.c:1309
#14 0x000000000040d755 in bridge_run () at ../vswitchd/bridge.c:2384
#15 0x00000000004059bb in main (argc=<optimized out>, argv=<optimized out>)
at ../vswitchd/ovs-vswitchd.c:118

The version we are running:
ovs-vswitchd (Open vSwitch) 2.0.2
Compiled Aug 15 2014 14:31:03
OpenFlow versions 0x1:0x1

This is from the Ubuntu package:

The kernel version is:

The distribution is:
Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

This is probably related to the following "fixed" Ubuntu bug:

The fix referenced was:

Not sure if it's relevant but part of this patch was reverted prior to the
2.0.2 release:

Any help will be appreciated!  Let me know if I can provide any more
relevant information.
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