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From "Marco Massenzio (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (MESOS-3712) --launcher_dir flag is not picked up when running health-checks
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:45:05 GMT

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Marco Massenzio updated MESOS-3712:
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    Summary: --launcher_dir flag is not picked up when running health-checks  (was: Configuration
flags aren't expanded to the corresponding MESOS_ENV variable)

> --launcher_dir flag is not picked up when running health-checks
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MESOS-3712
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MESOS-3712
>             Project: Mesos
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: slave
>    Affects Versions: 0.24.1, 0.25.0
>         Environment: Ubuntu Linux x64
>            Reporter: Jay Taylor
>
> Mesos configuration flags are one-way and aren't expanded to their corresponding MESOS_ENV
variable.
> This can cause various bugs due to lack of env var propagation.
> For example:
> The MESOS_LAUNCHER_DIR env var does not seem get picked up here: https://github.com/apache/mesos/blob/master/src/docker/executor.cpp#L573-L576:
>   const Option<string> envPath = os::getenv("MESOS_LAUNCHER_DIR");
>   string path =
>     envPath.isSome() ? envPath.get()
>                      : os::realpath(Path(argv[0]).dirname()).get();
> And argv[0] (which contains the slave work dir) is the path that ends up being used.
> I'm having trouble understanding how flags defined in mesos::internal::slave::Flags::Flags
(src/slave/flags.[ch]pp) are propagated or expanded to MESOS_<flag_in_caps> environment
variables.  Can you confirm if such a mechanism exists and if so where it is?
> Otherwise, if my understanding is correct and such a mechanism doesn't exist:
> How can the requisite MESOS_LAUNCHER_DIR env var be available when docker/executor.cpp
(a child process of mesos-slave) attempts to read it?
> ----
> To which Marco replied:
> > Jay:
> you hit the nail on the head: the direction is definitely one-way (from
> > MESOS_ENV var to Flag) and we don't reflect --flag back into the
> > MESOS_FLAG env var.
> > Others more familiar with the matter may correct me, but it looks like you
> > have uncovered a bug in the executor code: could you please file a Jira for
> > us to look into?
> > It seems to me that, at present, the only workaround is for you would be to set
> > the MESOS_LAUNCHER_DIR env var, as the flag won't be picked by the
> > executor.
> (Note: I've pasted the above context as I'm not sure if the list picked up all of the
exchange)
> Here is the relevant discussion thread on the users mailing list:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/user@mesos.apache.org/msg04794.html



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