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Handle situation where ansible_architecure may not be defined when gathering facts #55466

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commented Apr 17, 2019


Fixes #55400

There is no guarantee that ansible_architecture is defined in the facts passed to get_cpu_facts(). If the key doesn't exist, return an empty string instead of None to avoid AttributeError.

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This is not a problem during normal playbook execution. It only occurs if get_cpu_facts() is called directly or indirectly by some means other than running setup, e.g., gathering facts directly from within a module by calling internal fact gathering APIs.

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you would give incorrect result in this case, you should really complain you didn't get the required data

@@ -240,7 +240,7 @@ def get_cpu_facts(self, collected_facts=None):
# The fields for ARM CPUs do not always include 'vendor_id' or 'model name',
# and sometimes includes both 'processor' and 'Processor'.
# Always use 'processor' count for ARM systems
if collected_facts.get('ansible_architecture').startswith(('armv', 'aarch')):
if collected_facts.get('ansible_architecture', '').startswith(('armv', 'aarch')):

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bcoca Apr 17, 2019


you would still need to change 2 lines down

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bcoca Apr 17, 2019


also the other files in facts that make the same assumptions

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samdoran May 14, 2019

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The comparison two lines down is safe because it will default to None.

if collected_facts.get('ansible_architecture') != 's390x':

I looked through the facts code and most instances fail safe, meaning they don't do things that would result in an exception like I did on line 243 (None has not startswith() method. Doh!).

@ansibot ansibot added needs_revision and removed core_review labels Apr 17, 2019

@ansibot ansibot added the stale_ci label Apr 26, 2019

@samdoran samdoran force-pushed the samdoran:issue/55400-facts-linux-cpu-architecture branch from d85757c to f95918c May 14, 2019

@ansibot ansibot removed the stale_ci label May 14, 2019

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