"writev() failed (134: Transport endpoint is not connected)" when upstream down
mrvisser at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 10:23:43 UTC 2013
Thanks Andrei, much appreciated!
On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 4:20 AM, Andrei Belov <defan at nginx.com> wrote:
> On Apr 5, 2013, at 2:24 , Branden Visser <mrvisser at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello, I've found that when there are upstream servers unavailable in
>> my upstream group, applying a little bit of load on the server (i.e.,
>> just myself browsing around quickly, 2-3 req/s max) results in the
>> following errors even for upstream servers that are available and
>> 2013/04/04 22:02:21 [error] 4211#0: *2898 writev() failed (134:
>> Transport endpoint is not connected) while sending request to
>> upstream, client: 126.96.36.199, server: , request: "GET /api/ui/skin
>> HTTP/1.1", upstream: "http://10.112.5.119:2001/api/ui/skin", host:
>> "mysite.org", referrer: "http://mysite.org/search"
>> In this particular example, I have 4 upstreams, 3 servers are shut
>> down (all except 10.112.5.119). If I comment out the 3 other upstream
>> servers, I cannot reproduce this error.
>> Running SmartOS (Joyent cloud)
>> $ nginx -v
>> nginx version: nginx/1.3.14
>> These are things I tried to no avail:
>> * I used to have keepalive 64 on the upstream, I removed it
>> * Nginx used to run as a non-privileged user, I switched it to root
>> (prctl reports that privileged users should have 65,000 nofiles
>> * I used to have worker_processes set to 5, I increased it to 16
>> * The upstream server configuration used to not have max_fails *or*
>> max_timeout, I added those in trying to limit the amount of times
>> nginx tried to access the downed upstream servers
>> * I used to have the proxy_connect_timeout unspecified so it should
>> have defaulted to 60s, I tried setting it to 1s
>> * I tried commenting out all the rate-limiting directives
>> The URLs I'm hitting in my tests are all those for the "tenantworkers" upstream.
>> Any idea? I would think I probably have a resource limit issue, or an
>> issue with the back-end server, but it just doesn't make sense that
>> everything is OK after I comment out the downed upstreams. My concern
>> is that the system will crumble under real load when even 1 upstream
>> becomes unavailable.
> Thanks for reporting this!
> There was actually a bug in /dev/poll event method, fix included in nginx 1.3.16.
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