DRb::DRbBadScheme when using drbunix sockets, why?


J

John Stoffel

Hi,

I've been slowly hacking on my parallel recursive readdir()
implementation using a limited number of parallel processes, since as
you all know, Ruby threads are not truly parallel.

Anyway, I'm now getting wierd errors like the following:

Starting DRb on server
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/stoffj-test_17986
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/stoffj-test_17986
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/stoffj-test_17986
counter.count=1

And it's not really clear to my *why* I'm getting these errors, or how I
can trap them so I'm not bothered by them. The basic code uses both DRb
and Slave libraries to make the interprocess communication simpler, and
to have a central counting server to regulate the number of
sub-processes I'll be using at any one point in time.

So, first off, here's a full set of output of my code on a test
directory.

Thanks for any hints or suggestions. I *think* I need to use begin ...
rescue ... end blocks possibly, but it's not clear where. Oh yeah, I'm
running this all on a CentOS 5.2 (RHEL5.2) Final system, against a small
350Mb test directory tree.

Thanks,
John

------------------------------- log ----------------------------------

$ ./readdir-drb.rb tmp
Starting DRb on server
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/stoffj-test_17986
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/stoffj-test_17986
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/stoffj-test_17986
counter.count=1
Threaded!
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/slave_proc_537506070_17986_17988_0_0.125356081811465
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/slave_proc_537506070_17986_17988_0_0.125356081811465
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/slave_proc_537506070_17986_17988_0_0.125356081811465
Threaded!
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/slave_proc_537512250_17988_17989_0_0.20115187038118
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/slave_proc_537512250_17988_17989_0_0.20115187038118
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/slave_proc_537512250_17988_17989_0_0.20115187038118
size = 372104960
size = 373477128
Exception `NameError' at /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:409 -
uninitialized constant Slave::DBb
Exception `RuntimeError' at /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:519 -
already shutdown
exit (SystemExit)
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:265:in `exit'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:265:in `cling'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:259:in `call'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:259:in `on_cut'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:251:in `initialize'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:251:in `new'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:251:in `on_cut'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:265:in `cling'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:415:in `initialize'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:593:in `new'
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:593:in `object'
/readdir-drb.rb:114:in `readdir'
/readdir-drb.rb:86:in `foreach'
/readdir-drb.rb:86:in `readdir'
/readdir-drb.rb:207

Total size: 373477128 B
Total size: 364723 KB
Total size: 356 MB
Total size: 0 GB
Exception `Errno::ENOENT' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:1281 - No
such file or directory -
/tmp/slave_proc_537506070_17986_17988_0_0.125356081811465
Exception `RuntimeError' at /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:519 -
already shutdown
rt3.taec.com:~/src/Tools/philesight-20081120$ Exception `NameError' at
/usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:409 - uninitialized constant
Slave::DBb
Exception `Errno::ENOENT' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:1281 - No
such file or directory -
/tmp/slave_proc_537512250_17988_17989_0_0.20115187038118
Exception `IOError' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/unix.rb:92 - stream closed
Exception `Errno::EBADF' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/unix.rb:92 - Bad file
descriptor - ///tmp/slave_proc_537512250_17988_17989_0_0.20115187038118
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/unix.rb:92:in `close': Bad file descriptor -
///tmp/slave_proc_537512250_17988_17989_0_0.20115187038118
(Errno::EBADF)
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/unix.rb:92:in `close'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:1433:in `run'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:1427:in `start'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:1427:in `run'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:1347:in `initialize'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:1627:in `new'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:1627:in `start_service'
from /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/slave.rb:396:in `initialize'
... 28 levels...
from ./readdir-drb.rb:114:in `readdir'
from ./readdir-drb.rb:86:in `foreach'
from ./readdir-drb.rb:86:in `readdir'
from ./readdir-drb.rb:207


--------------------------- source
--------------------------------------

And here's my source code, excuse my lack of Ruby knowledge, I'm a newb
to Ruby, though not to programming. Hopefully that is shown. :]

#!/usr/bin/ruby

require 'getoptlong'
require 'thread'
require 'slave'
require 'drb'
require 'drb/unix'

$VERSION = "v1.0";
$max_slaves = 3
$count = 50

# Local Socket - need to worry about multiple runs of this script, so
add on
# unique PID.
$URI = "drbunix:///tmp/stoffj-test_" + Process.pid.to_s

slave_cnt_mutex = Mutex.new

opts = GetoptLong.new(
[ "--help", "-h", GetoptLong::NO_ARGUMENT],
[ "--kids", "-k", GetoptLong::REQUIRED_ARGUMENT]
)

#---------------------------------------------------------------------
class Counter
def initialize(max=1)
@slaves = []
@max = max
@count = 1
@count_mutex = Mutex.new
end

def count
@count
end

def max
@max
end

# Increment the count of slaves, returning 1 if incremented, 0 if not.
def increment
ok = nil
@count_mutex.synchronize do
if (@count < @max) then
@count += 1
ok = 1
end
end
ok
end

# Decrement the count of slaves
def decrement
@count_mutex.synchronize do
if (@count > 1) then
@count -= 1
end
end
@count
end
end

#---------------------------------------------------------------------
class ReadDir
def initialize(server)
@server = server

# Slave pool for this level of readdir() recursion.
@kids = []

end

def readdir(dir)

#puts "readdir(#{dir})"

size_file = {}
size_dir = {}
size_total = 0

# Traverse the directory and collect the size of all files and
# directories

begin
Dir.foreach(dir) do |f|
#print " #{f},"
if(f != "." && f != "..") then
f_full = addpath(dir, f)
stat = File.lstat(f_full)

if(!stat.symlink?) then

if(stat.file?) then
#puts " File: #{f}"
size = File.size(f_full)
size_file[f] = size
size_total += size
end

if(stat.directory?) then
#puts "DIR= #{f}"
if (@server.max <= 1) then
puts " no threads."
size = readdir(f_full)
if (size > 0) then
size_dir[f] = size
size_total += size
end
else
ok = @server.increment
if (ok)
puts " Threaded!"
@kids << Slave.object:)async => true) {
size = readdir(f_full)
puts "size = #{size}"
# Duh... return the size from the slave properly
size
}
else
#puts " no free threads, do anyway"
size = readdir(f_full)
if(size > 0) then
size_dir[f] = size
size_total += size
end
end
end
end
end
end
end
end

@kids.each { |kid|
size_total += kid.value
}

#Puts "Dir: #{dir} = #{size_total}"
return size_total
end

end

#---------------------------------------------------------------------
# Read a directory and add to the database; this function is recursive
# for sub-directories


#---------------------------------------------------------------------
def usage
puts
puts "usage: readdir-drb [--kids NUM] <dir>"
puts " defaults to #{$max_kids} children"
puts
puts " version: #{$version}"
puts
end

#---------------------------------------------------------------------
def addpath(a, b)
return a + b if(a =~ /\/$/)
return a + "/" + b
end



#---------------------------------------------------------------------
# Main
#---------------------------------------------------------------------
$DEBUG = true

opts.each do |opt,arg|
case opt
when "--kids"
$max_slaves = arg.to_i
else
usage
exit
end
end

if ARGV.length != 1
puts "Missing dir argument (try --help)"
exit 0
end

dir = ARGV.shift

# Start the DRb service.
puts "Starting DRb on server"
DRb.start_service $URI, Counter.new($max_slaves)

# Child
# Fire up the first slave process which will do the work of readdir()

DRb.start_service
counter = DRbObject.new_with_uri $URI

puts "counter.count=#{counter.count}"

# Fire up a new Kid Class readdir.
kid = ReadDir.new(counter)

# Now let's try to do a recursive readdir() algorith with threads.

size = kid.readdir(dir)

sizekb = size / 1024;
sizemb = sizekb / 1024;
sizegb = sizemb / 1024;

puts ""
puts "Total size: #{size} B"
puts "Total size: #{sizekb} KB"
puts "Total size: #{sizemb} MB"
puts "Total size: #{sizegb} GB"
 
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J

Joel VanderWerf

John said:
Hi,

I've been slowly hacking on my parallel recursive readdir()
implementation using a limited number of parallel processes, since as
you all know, Ruby threads are not truly parallel.

Anyway, I'm now getting wierd errors like the following:

Starting DRb on server
Exception `DRb::DRbBadScheme' at /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/drb/drb.rb:814 -
drbunix:///tmp/stoffj-test_17986

Probably not helpful, but I thought it was more normal to represent that
file uri as:

drbunix:/tmp/stoffj-test_17986
 
J

John Stoffel

Joel said:
Probably not helpful, but I thought it was more normal to represent that
file uri as:

drbunix:/tmp/stoffj-test_17986

Hmmm, decent idea, but when I use this same URI in simpler,
non-recursive code, it works just fine. I'll give it a whirl though and
let people know.

I was wondering if maybe I need to do some being rescue end blocks when
I open DRb sockets to catch system errors such as filled /tmp, etc?

Oh well... I'm getting back a consistent answer now, just lots of other
warnings and possible errors from DRb and the Slaves.

Cheers,
John
 
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J

John Stoffel

John said:
Hmmm, decent idea, but when I use this same URI in simpler,
non-recursive code, it works just fine. I'll give it a whirl though and
let people know.

I was wondering if maybe I need to do some being rescue end blocks when
I open DRb sockets to catch system errors such as filled /tmp, etc?

Oh well... I'm getting back a consistent answer now, just lots of other
warnings and possible errors from DRb and the Slaves.

Cheers,
John

Well, I've got more information now. It struck me that the errors were
NOT from my DRb code, but from the DRb calls made by the 'slave' module
instead! So I pulled all my own DRb calls and re-configured my code to
just use 'slave' module I found here:

http://codeforpeople.com/lib/ruby/slave/

using version 1.2.1 on a CentOS 5.2 system, with ruby 1.8.5 (2006-08-25)
[i386-linux] so I suspect it's possibly my Ruby version is too old, or
the Slave module isn't robust enough.

I guess I'll re-post my code with some new ideas and comments.

Thanks,
John
 

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