MetPX-Sarracenia Developer's Guide

Version: 2.18.04b3
Date: April 2018

Tools you Need

To hack on the sarracenia source, you need:

  • python3. The application is developed in and depends on python versions > 3.
  • some python-amqp bindings (like python-amqplib for current implementations)
  • a bunch of other modules indicated in the dependencies (setup.py or debian/control)
  • paramiko. For SSH/SFTP support you need to install the python-paramiko package (which works with python3 even though the documentation says it is for python2.)
  • python3 pyftpdlib module, used to run an ftpserver on a high port during the flow test.
  • git. in order to download the source from the github repository.
  • a dedicated rabbitmq broker, with administrative access, to run the flow_test. The flow test creates and destroys exchanges and will disrupt any active flows on the broker.

after you have cloned the source code:

git clone https://github.com/MetPX/sarracenia metpx-sarracenia
cd metpx-sarracenia

The rest of the Guide assumes you are there.

Documentation

The development process is to write up what one intends to to or have done into a restructured text file in the doc/design sub-directory. The files there provide a basis for discussion. Ideally, the information there acts as a pieces which can be edited into documentation for the features as they are implemented.

Each new component sr_whatever, should have relevant man pages implemented. The Guides should also be revised. The form of the documentation is still under discussion. Current thinking:

When there are new sections, they should likely start out in design/ and after review, graduate into the main documentation.

Development

Development occurs on the master branch, which may be in any state at any given time, and should not be relied upon. From time to time releases are tagged, and maintenance results in a branch. Releases are classified as follows:

Alpha
snapshot releases taken directly from master, with no other qualitative guarantees. no gurantee of functionality, some components may be partially implemented, some breakage may occur. no bug-fixes, issues addressed by subsequent version. Often used for early end-to-end testing (rather than installing custom from tree on each test machine.)
Beta
Feature Complete for a given release. Components in their final form for this release. Documentation exists in at least one language. All previously known release block bugs addressed. no bug-fixes, issues addressed by subsequent version.
RC - Release Candidate.
implies it has gone through beta to identify and address major issues. Translated documentation available. no bug-fixes, issues addressed by subsequent version.

Final versions have no suffix and are considered stable and supported. Stable should receive bug-fixes if necessary from time to time. One can build python wheels, or debian packages for local testing purposes during development.

If you change default settings for exchanges / queues as part of a new version, keep in mind that all components have to use the same settings or the bind will fail, and they will not be able to connect. If a new version declares different queue or exchange settings, then the simplest means of upgrading (preserving data) is to drain the queues prior to upgrading, for example by setting, the access to the resource will not be granted by the server. (??? perhaps there is a way to get access to a resource as is... no declare) (??? should be investigated)

Changing the default require the removal and recreation of the resource. This has a major impact on processes...

Python Wheel

For testing and development:

python3 setup.py bdist_wheel

should build a wheel in the dist sub-directory.

Debian/Ubuntu

This process builds a local .deb in the parent directory using standard debian mechanisms. - check the build-depends line in debian/control for dependencies that might be needed to build from source. - The following steps will build sarracenia but not sign the changes or the source package:

cd metpx/sarracenia
sudo apt-get install devscripts
debuild -uc -us
sudo dpkg -i ../<the package just built>

Committing Code

What should be done prior to committing to the master branch? Checklist:

  • flow_test works (See Testing) The master branch should always be functional, do not commit code if the flow_test is not working.
  • Natural consequence: if the code changes means tests need to change, include the test change in the commit.
  • update doc/ manual pages should get their updates ideally at the same time as the code.
  • Update CHANGES.txt to assist in the release process. Describe changes in code.
  • If the code has an impact (different configuration, change in behaviour) Update doc/UPGRADING.rst

Testing

Before commiting code to the master branch, as a Quality Assurance measure one should run all available self-tests. It is assumed that the specific changes in the code have already been unit tested. Please add self-tests as appropriate to this process to reflect the new ones.

The configuration one is trying to replicate:

Flow_test.svg

Assumption: test environment is a linux PC, either a laptop/desktop, or a server on which one can start a browser. If working with the c implementation as well, there are also the following flows defined:

cFlow_test.svg

A typical development workflow will be:

cd sarra ; *make coding changes*
cd ../c
debuild -uc -us
cd ..
debuild -uc -us
sudo dpkg -i ../pkg.deb sarrac*.deb libsarra*.deb
cd test
./flow_cleanup.sh
rm directories with state (indicated by flow_cleanup.sh)
./flow_setup.sh  ; *starts the flows*
./flow_check.sh  ; *checks the flows*
./flow_cleanup.sh  ; *cleans up the flows*

One can then study the results, and determing the next cycle of modifications to make. The rest of this section documents these steps in much more detail. Before one can run the flow_test, some pre-requisites must be taken care of.

Local Installation on Workstation

The flow_test invokes the version of metpx-sarracenia that is installed on the system, and not what is in the development tree. It is necessary to install the package on the system in order to have it run the flow_test.

In your development tree ... One can either create a wheel by running either:

python3 setup.py bdist_wheel

whitch creates a wheel package under dist/metpx*.whl then as root install that new package:

pip3 install --upgrade ...<path>/dist/metpx*.whl

or one can use debian packaging:

debuild -us -uc
sudo dpkg -i ../python3-metpx-...

which accomplishes the same thing using debian packaging.

Install Servers on Workstation

Install a minimal localhost broker, configure test users. with credentials stored for localhost:

sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server
sudo rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management
echo "amqp://bunnymaster:MaestroDelConejito@localhost/" >>~/.config/sarra/credentials.conf
echo "amqp://tsource:TestSOUrCs@localhost/" >>~/.config/sarra/credentials.conf
echo "amqp://tsub:TestSUBSCibe@localhost/" >>~/.config/sarra/credentials.conf
echo "amqp://tfeed:TestFeeding@localhost/" >>~/.config/sarra/credentials.conf

cat >~/.config/sarra/default.conf <<EOT

broker amqp://tfeed@localhost/
cluster localhost
admin amqp://bunnymaster@localhost/
feeder amqp://tfeed@localhost/
declare source tsource
declare subscribe tsub
EOT

sudo rabbitmqctl delete_user guest
sudo rabbitmqctl add_user bunnymaster MaestroDelConejito
sudo rabbitmqctl set_permissions bunnymaster ".*" ".*" ".*"
sudo rabbitmqctl set_user_tags bunnymaster administrator
cd /usr/local/bin
sudo wget http://localhost:15672/cli/rabbitmqadmin
chmod 755 rabbbitmqadmin
sr_audit --users foreground

Please use other passwords in credentials for your configuration, just in case. Passwords are not to be hard coded in self test suite. The users bunnymaster, tsource, tsub, and tfeed are to be used for running tests

The idea here is to use tsource, tsub, and tfeed as broker accounts for all self-test operations, and store the credentials in the normal credentials.conf file. No passwords or key files should be stored in the source tree, as part of a self-test suite.

Setup Flow Test Environment

One part of the flow test runs an sftp server, and uses sftp client functions. Need the following package for that:

sudo apt-get install python3-pyftpdlib python3-paramiko

The setup script starts a trivial web server, and ftp server, and a daemon that invokes sr_post. It also tests the C components, which need to have been already installed as well. and defines some fixed test clients that will be used during self-tests:

cd sarracenia/test
. ./flow_setup.sh

blacklab% ./flow_setup.sh
cleaning logs, just in case
rm: cannot remove '/home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/*': No such file or directory
Adding flow test configurations...
2018-02-10 14:22:58,944 [INFO] copying /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sarra/examples/cpump/cno_trouble_f00.inc to /home/peter/.config/sarra/cpump/cno_trouble_f00.inc.
2018-02-10 09:22:59,204 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/shovel/no_trouble_f00.inc to /home/peter/.config/sarra/shovel/no_trouble_f00.inc
2018-02-10 14:22:59,206 [INFO] copying /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sarra/examples/cpost/veille_f34.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/cpost/veille_f34.conf.
2018-02-10 14:22:59,207 [INFO] copying /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sarra/examples/cpump/pelle_dd1_f04.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/cpump/pelle_dd1_f04.conf.
2018-02-10 14:22:59,208 [INFO] copying /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sarra/examples/cpump/pelle_dd2_f05.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/cpump/pelle_dd2_f05.conf.
2018-02-10 14:22:59,208 [INFO] copying /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sarra/examples/cpump/xvan_f14.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/cpump/xvan_f14.conf.
2018-02-10 14:22:59,209 [INFO] copying /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sarra/examples/cpump/xvan_f15.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/cpump/xvan_f15.conf.
2018-02-10 09:22:59,483 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/poll/f62.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/poll/f62.conf
2018-02-10 09:22:59,756 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/post/shim_f63.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/post/shim_f63.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:00,030 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/post/test2_f61.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/post/test2_f61.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:00,299 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/report/tsarra_f20.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/report/tsarra_f20.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:00,561 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/report/twinnow00_f10.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/report/twinnow00_f10.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:00,824 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/report/twinnow01_f10.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/report/twinnow01_f10.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:01,086 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/sarra/download_f20.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/sarra/download_f20.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:01,350 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/sender/tsource2send_f50.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/sender/tsource2send_f50.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:01,615 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/shovel/t_dd1_f00.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/shovel/t_dd1_f00.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:01,877 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/shovel/t_dd2_f00.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/shovel/t_dd2_f00.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:02,137 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/subscribe/cclean_f91.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/subscribe/cclean_f91.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:02,400 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/subscribe/cdnld_f21.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/subscribe/cdnld_f21.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:02,658 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/subscribe/cfile_f44.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/subscribe/cfile_f44.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:02,921 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/subscribe/clean_f90.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/subscribe/clean_f90.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:03,185 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/subscribe/cp_f61.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/subscribe/cp_f61.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:03,455 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/subscribe/ftp_f70.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/subscribe/ftp_f70.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:03,715 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/subscribe/q_f71.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/subscribe/q_f71.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:03,978 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/subscribe/t_f30.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/subscribe/t_f30.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:04,237 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/subscribe/u_sftp_f60.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/subscribe/u_sftp_f60.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:04,504 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/watch/f40.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/watch/f40.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:04,764 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/winnow/t00_f10.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/winnow/t00_f10.conf
2018-02-10 09:23:05,027 [INFO] copying /home/peter/src/sarracenia/sarra/examples/winnow/t01_f10.conf to /home/peter/.config/sarra/winnow/t01_f10.conf
Initializing with sr_audit... takes a minute or two
OK, as expected 18 queues existing after 1st audit
OK, as expected 31 exchanges for flow test created.
Starting trivial http server on: /home/peter/sarra_devdocroot, saving pid in .httpserverpid
Starting trivial ftp server on: /home/peter/sarra_devdocroot, saving pid in .ftpserverpid
running self test ... takes a minute or two
sr_util.py TEST PASSED
sr_credentials.py TEST PASSED
sr_config.py TEST PASSED
sr_cache.py TEST PASSED
sr_retry.py TEST PASSED
sr_consumer.py TEST PASSED
sr_http.py TEST PASSED
sftp testing start...
sftp testing config read...
sftp testing fake message built ...
sftp sr_ftp instantiated ...
sftp sr_ftp connected ...
sftp sr_ftp mkdir ...
test 01: directory creation succeeded
test 02: file upload succeeded
test 03: file rename succeeded
test 04: getting a part succeeded
test 05: download succeeded
test 06: onfly_checksum succeeded
Sent: bbb  into tztz/ddd 0-5
test 07: download succeeded
test 08: delete succeeded
Sent: bbb  into tztz/ddd 0-5
Sent: bbb  into tztz/ddd 0-5
Sent: bbb  into tztz/ddd 0-5
Sent: bbb  into tztz/ddd 0-5
Sent: bbb  into tztz/ddd 0-5
/home/peter
/home/peter
test 09: bad part succeeded
sr_sftp.py TEST PASSED
sr_instances.py TEST PASSED
OK, as expected 9 tests passed
Starting flow_post on: /home/peter/sarra_devdocroot, saving pid in .flowpostpid
Starting up all components (sr start)...
done.
OK: sr start was successful
Overall PASSED 4/4 checks passed!
blacklab%

As it runs the setup, it also executes all existing unit_tests. Only proceed to the flow_check tests if all the tests in flow_setup.sh pass.

Run Flow Test

The flow_check.sh script reads the log files of all the components started, and compares the number of messages, looking for a correspondence within +- 10% It takes a few minutes for the configuration to run before there is enough data to do the proper measurements:

./flow_check.sh

sample output:

initial sample building sample size 8 need at least 1000
sample now   1021
Sufficient!
stopping shovels and waiting...
2017-10-28 00:37:02,422 [INFO] sr_shovel t_dd1_f00 0001 stopping
2017-10-28 04:37:02,435 [INFO] 2017-10-28 04:37:02,435 [INFO] info: instances option not implemented, ignored.
info: instances option not implemented, ignored.
2017-10-28 04:37:02,435 [INFO] 2017-10-28 04:37:02,435 [INFO] info: report_back option not implemented, ignored.
info: report_back option not implemented, ignored.
2017-10-28 00:37:02,436 [INFO] sr_shovel t_dd2_f00 0001 stopping
running instance for config pelle_dd1_f04 (pid 15872) stopped.
running instance for config pelle_dd2_f05 (pid 15847) stopped.
    maximum of the shovels is: 1022

test  1 success: shovels t_dd1_f00 ( 1022 ) and t_dd2_f00 ( 1022 ) should have about the same number of items read
test  2 success: sarra tsarra (1022) should be reading about half as many items as (both) winnows (2240)
test  3 success: tsarra (1022) and sub t_f30 (1022) should have about the same number of items
test  4 success: max shovel (1022) and subscriber t_f30 (1022) should have about the same number of items
test  5 success: count of truncated headers (1022) and subscribed messages (1022) should have about the same number of items
test  6 success: count of downloads by subscribe t_f30 (1022) and messages received (1022) should be about the same
test  7 success: downloads by subscribe t_f30 (1022) and files posted by sr_watch (1022) should be about the same
test  8 success: posted by watch(1022) and sent by sr_sender (1022) should be about the same
test  9 success: 1022 of 1022: files sent with identical content to those downloaded by subscribe
test 10 success: 1022 of 1022: poll test1_f62 and subscribe q_f71 run together. Should have equal results.
test 11 success: post test2_f61 1022 and subscribe r_ftp_f70 1021 run together. Should be about the same.
test 12 success: cpump both pelles (c shovel) should receive about the same number of messages (3665) (3662)
test 13 success: cdnld_f21 subscribe downloaded (1022) the same number of files that was published by both van_14 and van_15 (1022)
test 14 success: veille_f34 should post the same number of files (1022) that subscribe cdnld_f21 downloaded (1022)
test 15 success: veille_f34 should post the same number of files (1022) that subscribe cfile_f44 downloaded (1022)
test 16 success: Overall 15 of 15 passed!

TYPE OF ERRORS IN LOG :

  1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_cpump_xvan_f14_001.log [ERROR] binding failed: server channel error 404h, message: NOT_FOUND - no exchange 'xcvan00' in vhost '/'
  1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_cpump_xvan_f15_001.log [ERROR] binding failed: server channel error 404h, message: NOT_FOUND - no exchange 'xcvan01' in vhost '/'
blacklab%

if the flow_check.sh passes, then one has a reasonable confidence in the overall functionality of the python application, but the test coverage is not exhaustive. this is the lowest gate for committing changes to thy python code into the master branch. It is more qualitative sampling of the most common use cases rather than a thorough examination of all functionality. While not thorough, it is good to know the flows are working.

(As of Nov. 2017) NOTE: the packages (deb+pip) are created with a dependency for python3-amqplib for the AMQP support. We want to migrate to python3-pika. Therefore, the programs now supports both AMQP api. Should you have python3-pika installed, it will be used as default. If you have both amqplib and pika installed, you can use the option:

*use_pika [true/false]*

To use or not pika. Should you set use_pika to True and python3-pika not installed, the programs will fall back to amqplib. The developpers should test both API until we are totally migrated to PIKA.

Note that the fclean subscriber looks at files in and keeps files around long enough for them to go through all the other tests. It does this by waiting a reasonable amount of time (45 seconds, the last time checked.) then it compares the file that have been posted by sr_watch to the files created by downloading from it. As the sample now count proceeds, it prints "OK" if the files downloaded are identical to the ones posted by sr_watch. The addition of fclean and the corresponding cfclean for the cflow_test, are broken. The default setup which uses fclean and cfclean ensures that only a few minutes worth of disk space is used at a given time, and allows for much longer tests.

By default, the flow_test is only 1000 files, but one can ask it to run longer, like so:

./flow_check.sh 50000

To accumulate fifty thousand files before ending the test. This allows testing of long term performance, especially memory usage over time, and the housekeeping functions of on_heartbeat processing.

Flow Cleanup

When done testing, the ./flow_cleanup.sh script, Which will kill the running servers and daemons, and delete all configuration files installed for the flow test, all queues, exchanges, and logs. This also needs to be done between each run of the flow test:

blacklab% ./flow_cleanup.sh
Stopping sr...
Cleanup sr...
Cleanup trivial http server...
web server stopped.
if other web servers with lost pid kill them
Cleanup trivial ftp server...
ftp server stopped.
if other ftp servers with lost pid kill them
Cleanup flow poster...
flow poster stopped.
if other flow_post.sh with lost pid kill them
Deleting queues:
Deleting exchanges...
Removing flow configs...
2018-02-10 14:17:34,150 [INFO] info: instances option not implemented, ignored.
2018-02-10 14:17:34,150 [INFO] info: report_back option not implemented, ignored.
2018-02-10 14:17:34,353 [INFO] info: instances option not implemented, ignored.
2018-02-10 14:17:34,353 [INFO] info: report_back option not implemented, ignored.
2018-02-10 09:17:34,837 [INFO] sr_poll f62 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:34,845 [INFO] deleting exchange xs_tsource_poll (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:35,115 [INFO] sr_post shim_f63 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:35,122 [INFO] deleting exchange xs_tsource_shim (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:35,394 [INFO] sr_post test2_f61 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:35,402 [INFO] deleting exchange xs_tsource_post (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:35,659 [INFO] sr_report tsarra_f20 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:35,659 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tfeed) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:35,661 [INFO] deleting queue q_tfeed.sr_report.tsarra_f20.89336558.04455188 (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:35,920 [INFO] sr_report twinnow00_f10 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:35,920 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tfeed) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:35,922 [INFO] deleting queue q_tfeed.sr_report.twinnow00_f10.35552245.50856337 (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:36,179 [INFO] sr_report twinnow01_f10 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:36,180 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tfeed) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:36,182 [INFO] deleting queue q_tfeed.sr_report.twinnow01_f10.48262886.11567358 (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:36,445 [WARNING] option url deprecated please use post_base_url
2018-02-10 09:17:36,446 [WARNING] use post_base_dir instead of document_root
2018-02-10 09:17:36,446 [INFO] sr_sarra download_f20 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:36,446 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tfeed) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:36,448 [INFO] deleting queue q_tfeed.sr_sarra.download_f20 (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:36,449 [INFO] exchange xpublic remains
2018-02-10 09:17:36,703 [INFO] sr_sender tsource2send_f50 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:36,703 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tsource) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:36,705 [INFO] deleting queue q_tsource.sr_sender.tsource2send_f50 (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:36,711 [INFO] deleting exchange xs_tsource_output (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:36,969 [INFO] sr_shovel t_dd1_f00 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:36,969 [INFO] AMQP  broker(dd.weather.gc.ca) user(anonymous) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:37,072 [INFO] deleting queue q_anonymous.sr_shovel.t_dd1_f00 (anonymous@dd.weather.gc.ca)
2018-02-10 09:17:37,095 [INFO] exchange xwinnow00 remains
2018-02-10 09:17:37,095 [INFO] exchange xwinnow01 remains
2018-02-10 09:17:37,389 [INFO] sr_shovel t_dd2_f00 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:37,389 [INFO] AMQP  broker(dd.weather.gc.ca) user(anonymous) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:37,498 [INFO] deleting queue q_anonymous.sr_shovel.t_dd2_f00 (anonymous@dd.weather.gc.ca)
2018-02-10 09:17:37,522 [INFO] exchange xwinnow00 remains
2018-02-10 09:17:37,523 [INFO] exchange xwinnow01 remains
2018-02-10 09:17:37,804 [INFO] sr_subscribe cclean_f91 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:37,804 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tsub) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:37,806 [INFO] deleting queue q_tsub.sr_subscribe.cclean_f91.39328538.44917465 (tsub@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:38,062 [INFO] sr_subscribe cdnld_f21 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:38,062 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tfeed) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:38,064 [INFO] deleting queue q_tfeed.sr_subscribe.cdnld_f21.11963392.61638098 (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:38,324 [WARNING] use post_base_dir instead of document_root
2018-02-10 09:17:38,324 [INFO] sr_subscribe cfile_f44 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:38,324 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tfeed) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:38,326 [INFO] deleting queue q_tfeed.sr_subscribe.cfile_f44.56469334.87337271 (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:38,583 [INFO] sr_subscribe clean_f90 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:38,583 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tsub) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:38,585 [INFO] deleting queue q_tsub.sr_subscribe.clean_f90.45979835.20516428 (tsub@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:38,854 [WARNING] extended option download_cp_command = ['cp --preserve=timestamps'] (unknown or not declared)
2018-02-10 09:17:38,855 [INFO] sr_subscribe cp_f61 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:38,855 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tsource) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:38,857 [INFO] deleting queue q_tsource.sr_subscribe.cp_f61.61218922.69758215 (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:39,121 [INFO] sr_subscribe ftp_f70 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:39,121 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tsource) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:39,123 [INFO] deleting queue q_tsource.sr_subscribe.ftp_f70.47997098.27633529 (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:39,386 [INFO] sr_subscribe q_f71 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:39,386 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tsource) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:39,389 [INFO] deleting queue q_tsource.sr_subscribe.q_f71.84316550.21567557 (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:39,658 [INFO] sr_subscribe t_f30 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:39,658 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tsub) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:39,660 [INFO] deleting queue q_tsub.sr_subscribe.t_f30.26453890.50752396 (tsub@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:39,924 [INFO] sr_subscribe u_sftp_f60 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:39,924 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tsource) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:39,927 [INFO] deleting queue q_tsource.sr_subscribe.u_sftp_f60.81353341.03950190 (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:40,196 [WARNING] option url deprecated please use post_base_url
2018-02-10 09:17:40,196 [WARNING] use post_broker to set broker
2018-02-10 09:17:40,197 [INFO] sr_watch f40 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:40,207 [INFO] deleting exchange xs_tsource (tsource@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:40,471 [INFO] sr_winnow t00_f10 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:40,471 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tfeed) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:40,474 [INFO] deleting queue q_tfeed.sr_winnow.t00_f10 (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:40,480 [INFO] deleting exchange xsarra (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:40,741 [INFO] sr_winnow t01_f10 cleanup
2018-02-10 09:17:40,741 [INFO] AMQP  broker(localhost) user(tfeed) vhost(/)
2018-02-10 09:17:40,743 [INFO] deleting queue q_tfeed.sr_winnow.t01_f10 (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 09:17:40,750 [INFO] deleting exchange xsarra (tfeed@localhost)
2018-02-10 14:17:40,753 [ERROR] config cno_trouble_f00 not found.
Removing flow config logs...
rm: cannot remove '/home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_audit_f00.log': No such file or directory
Removing document root ( /home/peter/sarra_devdocroot )...
Done!

Flow Test Length

The flow_test length defaults to 1000 files being flowed through the test cases. when in rapid development, one can supply an argument to shorten that:

./flow_test 200

Towards the end of a development cycle, longer flow_tests are adviseable:

./flow_test 20000

to identify more issues. sample run to 100,000 entries:

blacklab% ./flow_check.sh 100000
initial sample building sample size 155 need at least 100000
sample now 100003 content_checks:GOOD missed_dispositions:0s:0
Sufficient!
stopping shovels and waiting...
2018-02-10 13:15:08,964 [INFO] 2018-02-10 13:15:08,964 [INFO] info: instances option not implemented, ignored.
info: instances option not implemented, ignored.
2018-02-10 13:15:08,964 [INFO] info: report_back option not implemented, ignored.
2018-02-10 13:15:08,964 [INFO] info: report_back option not implemented, ignored.
running instance for config pelle_dd2_f05 (pid 20031) stopped.
running instance for config pelle_dd1_f04 (pid 20043) stopped.
Traceback (most recent call last):ng...
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 1012, in <module>
  main()
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 413, in main
  method()
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 593, in invoke_list
  format_list(self.get(uri), cols, obj_info, self.options)
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 710, in format_list
  formatter_instance.display(json_list)
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 721, in display
  (columns, table) = self.list_to_table(json.loads(json_list), depth)
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 775, in list_to_table
  add('', 1, item, add_to_row)
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 742, in add
  add(column, depth + 1, subitem, fun)
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 742, in add
  add(column, depth + 1, subitem, fun)
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 754, in add
  fun(column, subitem)
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 761, in add_to_row
  row[column_ix[col]] = maybe_utf8(val)
 File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 431, in maybe_utf8
  return s.encode('utf-8')
AttributeError: 'float' object has no attribute 'encode'
maximum of the shovels is: 100008

test 1 success: shovels t_dd1_f00 (100008) and t_dd2_f00 (100008) should have about the same number of items read
test 2 success: sarra tsarra (100008) should be reading about half as many items as (both) winnows (200016)
test 3 success: tsarra (100008) and sub t_f30 (99953) should have about the same number of items
test 4 success: max shovel (100008) and subscriber t_f30 (99953) should have about the same number of items
test 5 success: count of truncated headers (100008) and subscribed messages (100008) should have about the same number of items
test 6 success: count of downloads by subscribe t_f30 (99953) and messages received (100008) should be about the same
test 7 success: same downloads by subscribe t_f30 (199906) and files posted (add+remove) by sr_watch (199620) should be about the same
test 8 success: posted by watch(199620) and subscribed cp_f60 (99966) should be about half as many
test 9 success: posted by watch(199620) and sent by sr_sender (199549) should be about the same
test 10 success: 0 messages received that we don't know what happenned.
test 11 success: sarra tsarra (100008) and good audit 99754 should be the same.
test 12 success: poll test1_f62 94865 and subscribe q_f71 99935 run together. Should have equal results.
test 13 success: post test2_f61 99731 and subscribe r_ftp_f70 99939 run together. Should be about the same.
test 14 success: posts test2_f61 99731 and shim_f63 110795 Should be the same.
test 15 success: cpump both pelles (c shovel) should receive about the same number of messages (160737) (160735)
test 16 success: cdnld_f21 subscribe downloaded (50113) the same number of files that was published by both van_14 and van_15 (50221)
test 17 success: veille_f34 should post twice as many files (100205) as subscribe cdnld_f21 downloaded (50113)
test 18 success: veille_f34 should post twice as many files (100205) as subscribe cfile_f44 downloaded (49985)
test 19 success: Overall 18 of 18 passed (sample size: 100008) !

NB retries for sr_subscribe t_f30 0
NB retries for sr_sender 18

   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_cpost_veille_f34_0001.log [ERROR] sr_cpost rename: /home/peter/sarra_devdocroot/cfr/observations/xml/AB/today/today_ab_20180210_e.xml cannot stat.
   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_cpump_xvan_f14_0001.log [ERROR] binding failed: server channel error 404h, message: NOT_FOUND - no exchange 'xcvan00' in vhost '/'
   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_cpump_xvan_f15_0001.log [ERROR] binding failed: server channel error 404h, message: NOT_FOUND - no exchange 'xcvan01' in vhost '/'
   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_sarra_download_f20_0002.log [ERROR] Download failed http://dd2.weather.gc.ca//bulletins/alphanumeric/20180210/CA/CWAO/09/CACN00_CWAO_100857__WDK_10905
   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_sarra_download_f20_0002.log [ERROR] Failed to reach server. Reason: [Errno 110] Connection timed out
   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_sarra_download_f20_0002.log [ERROR] Download failed http://dd2.weather.gc.ca//bulletins/alphanumeric/20180210/CA/CWAO/09/CACN00_CWAO_100857__WDK_10905. Type: <class 'urllib.error.URLError'>, Value: <urlopen error [Errno 110] Connection timed out>
   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_sarra_download_f20_0004.log [ERROR] Download failed http://dd2.weather.gc.ca//bulletins/alphanumeric/20180210/SA/CYMM/09/SACN61_CYMM_100900___53321
   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_sarra_download_f20_0004.log [ERROR] Failed to reach server. Reason: [Errno 110] Connection timed out
   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_sarra_download_f20_0004.log [ERROR] Download failed http://dd2.weather.gc.ca//bulletins/alphanumeric/20180210/SA/CYMM/09/SACN61_CYMM_100900___53321. Type: <class 'urllib.error.URLError'>, Value: <urlopen error [Errno 110] Connection timed out>
   1 /home/peter/.cache/sarra/log/sr_sarra_download_f20_0004.log [ERROR] Download failed http://dd2.weather.gc.ca//bulletins/alphanumeric/20180210/CS/CWEG/12/CSCN03_CWEG_101200___12074
more than 10 TYPES OF ERRORS found... for the rest, have a look at /home/peter/src/sarracenia/test/flow_check_errors_logged.txt for details
blacklab%

This test was fired up at the end of the day, as it takes several hours, and results examined the next morning.

Flow Test Stuck

Sometimes flow tests (especially for large numbers) get stuck because of problems with the data stream (where multiple files get the same name, and so earlier versions remove later versions and then retries will always fail. Eventually, we will succeed in cleaning up the dd.weather.gc.ca stream, but for now sometimes a flow_check gets stuck 'Retrying.' The test has run all the messages required, and is at a phase of emptying out retries, but just keeps retrying forever with a variable number of items that never drops to zero.

To recover from this state without discarding the results of a long test, do:

^C to interrupt the flow_check.sh 100000
blacklab% sr stop
blacklab% cd ~/.cache/sarra
blacklab% ls */*/*retry*
shovel/pclean_f90/sr_shovel_pclean_f90_0001.retry        shovel/pclean_f92/sr_shovel_pclean_f92_0001.retry        subscribe/t_f30/sr_subscribe_t_f30_0002.retry.new
shovel/pclean_f91/sr_shovel_pclean_f91_0001.retry        shovel/pclean_f92/sr_shovel_pclean_f92_0001.retry.state
shovel/pclean_f91/sr_shovel_pclean_f91_0001.retry.state  subscribe/q_f71/sr_subscribe_q_f71_0004.retry.new
blacklab% rm */*/*retry*
blacklab% sr start
blacklab%
Sufficient!
stopping shovels and waiting...
2018-04-07 10:50:16,167 [INFO] sr_shovel t_dd2_f00 0001 stopped
2018-04-07 10:50:16,177 [INFO] sr_shovel t_dd1_f00 0001 stopped
2018-04-07 14:50:16,235 [INFO] info: instances option not implemented, ignored.
2018-04-07 14:50:16,235 [INFO] info: report_back option not
implemented, ignored.
2018-04-07 14:50:16,235 [INFO] info: instances option not implemented, ignored.
2018-04-07 14:50:16,235 [INFO] info: report_back option not
implemented, ignored.
running instance for config pelle_dd1_f04 (pid 12435) stopped.
running instance for config pelle_dd2_f05 (pid 12428) stopped.
Traceback (most recent call last):ing...
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 1012, in <module>
    main()
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 413, in main
    method()
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 593, in invoke_list
    format_list(self.get(uri), cols, obj_info, self.options)
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 710, in format_list
    formatter_instance.display(json_list)
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 721, in display
    (columns, table) = self.list_to_table(json.loads(json_list), depth)
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 775, in list_to_table
    add('', 1, item, add_to_row)
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 742, in add
    add(column, depth + 1, subitem, fun)
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 742, in add
    add(column, depth + 1, subitem, fun)
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 754, in add
    fun(column, subitem)
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 761, in add_to_row
    row[column_ix[col]] = maybe_utf8(val)
  File "/usr/bin/rabbitmqadmin", line 431, in maybe_utf8
    return s.encode('utf-8')
AttributeError: 'float' object has no attribute 'encode'



maximum of the shovels is: 100075

                 | dd.weather routing |
test  1 success: sr_shovel (100075) t_dd1 should have the same number
of items as t_dd2 (100068)
test  2 success: sr_winnow (200143) should have the sum of the number
of items of shovels (200143)
test  3 success: sr_sarra (98075) should have the same number of items
as winnows'post (100077)
test  4 success: sr_subscribe (98068) should have the same number of
items as sarra (98075)
                 | watch      routing |
test  5 success: sr_watch (397354) should be 4 times subscribe t_f30 (98068)
test  6 success: sr_sender (392737) should have about the same number
of items as sr_watch (397354)
test  7 success: sr_subscribe u_sftp_f60 (361172) should have the same
number of items as sr_sender (392737)
test  8 success: sr_subscribe cp_f61 (361172) should have the same
number of items as sr_sender (392737)
                 | poll       routing |
test  9 success: sr_poll test1_f62 (195408) should have half the same
number of items of sr_sender(196368)
test 10 success: sr_subscribe q_f71 (195406) should have about the
same number of items as sr_poll test1_f62(195408)
                 | flow_post  routing |
test 11 success: sr_post test2_f61 (193541) should have half the same
number of items of sr_sender(196368)
test 12 success: sr_subscribe ftp_f70 (193541) should have about the
same number of items as sr_post test2_f61(193541)
test 13 success: sr_post test2_f61 (193541) should have about the same
number of items as shim_f63 195055
                 | py infos   routing |
test 14 success: sr_shovel pclean_f90 (97019) should have the same
number of watched items winnows'post (100077)
test 15 success: sr_shovel pclean_f92 (94537}) should have the same
number of removed items winnows'post (100077)
test 16 success: 0 messages received that we don't know what happenned.
test 17 success: count of truncated headers (98075) and subscribed
messages (98075) should have about the same number of items
                 | C          routing |
test 18 success: cpump both pelles (c shovel) should receive about the
same number of messages (161365) (161365)
test 19 success: cdnld_f21 subscribe downloaded (47950) the same
number of files that was published by both van_14 and van_15 (47950)
test 20 success: veille_f34 should post twice as many files (95846) as
subscribe cdnld_f21 downloaded (47950)
test 21 success: veille_f34 should post twice as many files (95846) as
subscribe cfile_f44 downloaded (47896)
test 22 success: Overall 21 of 21 passed (sample size: 100077) !

NB retries for sr_subscribe t_f30 0
NB retries for sr_sender 36

So, in this case, the results are still good in spite of not quite being able to terminate. If there was a significant problem, the cumulation would indicate it.

Building a Release

MetPX-Sarracenia is distributed in a few different ways, and each has it's own build process. Packaged releases are always preferable to one off builds, because they are reproducible.

When development requires testing across a wide range of servers, it is preferred to make an alpha release, rather than installing one off packages. So the preferred mechanisms is to build the ubuntu and pip packages at least, and install on the test machines using the relevant public repositories.

To publish a release one needs to:

  • Set the version.
  • upload the release to pypi.org so that installation with pip succeeds.
  • upload the release to launchpad.org, so that the installation of debian packages using the repository succeeds.
  • upload the packages to sourceforge for other users to download the package directly
  • upload updated documentation to sourceforge.

Versioning Scheme

Each release will be versioned as <protocol version>.<YY>.<MM> <segment>

Where:

  • protocol version is the message version. In Sarra messages, they are all prefixed with v02 (at the moment).
  • YY is the last two digits of the year of the initial release in the series.
  • MM is a TWO digit month number i.e. for April: 04.
  • segment is what would be used within a series. from pep0440: X.YaN # Alpha release X.YbN # Beta release X.YrcN # Release Candidate X.Y # Final release

Example:

The first alpha release in January 2016 would be versioned as metpx-sarracenia-2.16.01a01

Setting the Version

Each new release triggers a tag in the git repository ( executes git tag -a sarra-v2.16.01a01 -m "release 2.16.01a01" )

A convenience script has been created to automate the release process. Simply run release.sh and it will guide you in cutting a new release.

  • Edit sarra/__init__.py manually and set the version number.

  • git commit -a

  • Run `release.sh` example:

    ./release.sh "release 2.16.01a01"
    
  • you will be prompted to enter information about the release.

  • git push

PyPi

Pypi Credentials go in ~/.pypirc. Sample Content:

[pypi]
username: SupercomputingGCCA
password: <get this from someone>

Assuming pypi upload credentials are in place, uploading a new release used to be a one liner:

python3 setup.py bdist_wheel upload

This still works with setuptools > 24, but ubuntu 16 only has version 20, so it can no longer be used there. Instead, one is supposed to use the twine package. We have tried it once installing it vi pip3, next time, we should try the one provided with ubuntu 16.04 (via apt-get.):

python3 setup.py bdist_wheel
twine upload dist/metpx_sarracenia-2.17.7a2-py3-none-any.whl

Note that the same version can never be uploaded twice.

A convenience script has been created to build and publish the wheel file. Simply run publish-to-pypi.sh and it will guide you in that.

When uploading pre-release packages (alpha,beta, or RC) PYpi does not serve those to users by default. For seamless upgrade, early testers need to do supply the --pre switch to pip:

pip3 install --upgrade --pre metpx-sarracenia

On occasion you may wish to install a specific version:

pip3 install --upgrade metpx-sarracenia==2.16.03a9

Launchpad

Automated Build

  • Ensure the code mirror is updated by checking the Import details by checking this page for sarracenia
  • if the code is out of date, do Import Now , and wait a few minutes while it is updated.
  • Ensure the code mirror is updated by checking the Import details by checking this page for sarrac
  • if the code is out of date, do Import Now , and wait a few minutes while it is updated.
  • once the repository is upto date, proceed with the build request.
  • Go to the sarracenia release recipe
  • Click on the Request build(s) button to create a new release
  • Go to the Sarrac release recipe
  • Click on the Request build(s) button to create a new release
  • The built packages will be available in the metpx ppa

Daily Builds

Daily builds are configured using this recipe for python and this recipe for C and are run once per day when changes to the repository occur. These packages are stored in the metpx-daily ppa. One can also Request build(s) on demand if desired.

Manual Process

The process for manually publishing packages to Launchpad ( https://launchpad.net/~ssc-hpc-chp-spc ) involves a more complex set of steps, and so the convenience script publish-to-launchpad.sh will be the easiest way to do that. Currently the only supported releases are trusty and xenial. So the command used is:

publish-to-launchpad.sh sarra-v2.15.12a1 trusty xenial

However, the steps below are a summary of what the script does:

  • for each distribution (precise, trusty, etc) update debian/changelog to reflect the distribution

  • build the source package using:

    debuild -S -uc -us
    
  • sign the .changes and .dsc files:

    debsign -k<key id> <.changes file>
    
  • upload to launchpad:

    dput ppa:ssc-hpc-chp-spc/metpx-<dist> <.changes file>
    

Note: The GPG keys associated with the launchpad account must be configured in order to do the last two steps.

Backporting a Dependency

Example:

backportpackage -k<key id> -s bionic -d xenial -u ppa:ssc-hpc-chp-spc/ubuntu/metpx-daily librabbitmq

Updating The Project Website

The MetPX website is built from the documentation in the various modules in the project. It builds using all .rst files found in sarracenia/doc as well as some of the .rst files found in sundew/doc.

Building Locally

In order to build the HTML pages, the following software must be available on your workstation:

From a command shell:

cd site
make

Updating The Website

To publish the site to sourceforge (updating metpx.sourceforge.net), you must have a sourceforge.net account and have the required permissions to modify the site.

From a shell, run:

make SFUSER=myuser deploy

Development Environment

Local Python

Working with a non-packaged version:

notes:

python3 setup.py build
python3 setup.py install

Windows

Install winpython from github.io version 3.4 or higher. Then use pip to install from PyPI.

Conventions

Below are some coding practices that are meant to guide developers when contributing to sarracenia. They are not hard and fast rules, just guidance.

When to Report

sr_report(7) messages should be emitted to indicate final disposition of the data itself, not any notifications or report messages (don't report report messages, it becomes an infinite loop!) For debugging and other information, the local log file is used. For example, sr_shovel does not emit any sr_report(7) messages, because no data is transferred, only messages.

Where to Put Option Documentation

Most options are documented in sr_subscribe(1), which is kind of a parent to all other consuming components. Any options used by multiple components should be documented there. Options which are unique to a single component, should be documented in the man page for that component.

Where the default value for an option varies among components, each component's man page should indicate the option's default for that component. Sr_sarra, sr_winnow, sr_shovel, and sr_report components which only exist because they use the base sr_subscribe with different defaults. There is no code difference between them.

Adding Checksum Algorithms

That addition of a checksum requires code modification is considered a weakness. There will be an API to be able to plugin checksums at some point. Not done yet.

To add a checksum algorithm, need to add a new class to sr_util.py, and then modify sr_config.py to associate it with a label. Reading of sr_util.py makes this pretty clear. Each algorithm needs: - an initializer (sets it to 0) - an algorithm selector. - an updater to add info of a given block to an existing sum, - get_value to obtain the hash (usually after all blocks have updated it)

These are called by the code as files are downloaded, so that processing and transfer are overlapped.

For example, to add SHA-2 encoding:

from hashlib import sha256

class checksum_s(object):
    """
    checksum the entire contents of the file, using SHA256.
    """
    def __init__(self):
        self.value = '0'

    def get_value(self):
        self.value = self.filehash.hexdigest()
        return self.value

    def update(self,chunk):
        self.filehash.update(chunk)

    def set_path(self,path):
        self.filehash = sha256()

Then in sr_config.py, in the set_sumalgo routine:

if flgs == 'c':
    self.sumalgo = checksum_s()

Might want to add 's' to the list of valid sums in validate_sum( as well.

It is planned for a future version to make a plugin interface for this so that adding checksums becomes an application programmer activity.