[PKG-Openstack-devel] Bug#752454: Bug#752454: websocketproxy incompatible with websockify >= 0.6.0

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Tue Jun 24 07:48:37 UTC 2014

On 06/24/2014 05:18 AM, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> Hi
> Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org> writes:
>> Hi Gaudenz,
>> Thanks for sending this bug report.
>> Well, I'm surprised to read this, because I packaged websockify 0.6.0
>> after someone on IRC told me that there was an issue with websockify
>> 0.5, and that novnc needed >= 0.6.0 in order to work properly.
>> I've been told that the issue without 0.6.0 is that you get some old
>> zombie process after each VNC connections.
> I did not test novnc, so I can't comment much on this. But from looking
> at the code I would be very surprised if the current code for
> nova-novncproxy in Icehouse would work with websockify 0.6.0.
>> I have to admit that I don't really use novnc myself, I am a SPICE user
>> (I think it's far better and performing that VNC).
> I did test the spice proxy and the version from Icehouse does not work
> with websockify 0.6.0. Did it work for you?
>> I tried to use the patch that you sent as a reference [1].
>> Unfortunately, it doesn't apply against the current Icehouse release.
>> Solly, you're the author of the patch. Do you think a backport to
>> Icehouse could be made? This would avoid a lot of headakes for me and I
>> would really like avoiding the downgrade of websockify if possible.
> While I certainly won't oppose a backport of that patch to Icehouse, I'm
> don't see much of a dilemma in the short term. As the current status in
> Debian unstable with websockify 0.6.0 does not work at all for all proxy
> modes (novnc and spice) downgrading is strictly the better alternative
> even if there are bugs with novnc and websockify 0.5.1. At least it will
> work to some degree again.
> Long term I agree that migrating to websockify 0.6.0 is preferable. But
> I doubt we will have a compatible version in Icehouse soon.
> Gaudenz

Well, have a look over there:

There's really a problem with websockify < 0.6, so I don't think
downgrading is the solution. I don't really want to leave a package that
produces zombie processes when we use it.

This patch for Nova applies nearly cleanly (with a single 2 lines
offset) on the current Icehouse branch:

The patch which you referred to earlier, (ie:
https://review.openstack.org/91663), while merged in master, also brings
some re-factorization, so it might be less appropriate for us than just
#94778. Do you think you can try to find the time and see if #94778
fixes the issue (I'm busy with other stuff right now, and I'm not sure I
can test right away now...)? Maybe carying this one patch as Debian
specific patch would be enough.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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