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x/build: windows gomote push failed to delete dist.exe #10706
Interrupting a Windows build with gomote seems to keep dist.exe running somewhere, preventing it from being deleted later:
Or maybe we need to delete harder somehow?
When the HTTP connection hangs up, the buildlet calls cmd.Process.Kill()
Hard to say what we could do beyond this. Maybe do the cmd.Wait in a
On 6 May 2015 at 07:07, Brad Fitzpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am trying to debug this, so I followed steps in golang.org/x/build/cmd/buildlet/README and I got stuck on:
The repo from https://go.googlesource.com/go/+archive/3b76b017cabb.tar.gz does not have .git directory. What do I need to do to get past this message?
As to the reason of
remove C:\workdir\go\src\cmd\dist\dist.exe: Access is denied.
(just a guess) you kill process when connection is disconnected, but I suspect you don't disconnect properly. Does killing gomote process clears remote side of its TCP connection? Maybe it takes a while. You also don't check cmd.Process.Kill() returned error, perhaps, if you add more error checking / printing, we'll know more.
But if you help me with error above maybe I can reproduce it here. Thank you.
I can see make.bat process gets killed, but none of its children are. cmd/dist.exe process runs to completion even after gomote is disconnected. That is why you saw "remove C:\workdir\go\src\cmd\dist\dist.exe: Access is denied." message, because you tried to rebuild executable for process that is still running - this is not allowed on Windows. But then cmd/dist.exe completes (it takes minute or so), and you can rebuild it then.
Our mistake. We all (mainly me) assumed that killing process kills all its children. But that is not true on Windows. Not by default. I can come up with 2 ways to implement process tree killing.
We can enumerate all processes on the system and kill all children of a process. See syscall.Getppid for something similar.
Or we can use "recommended" way - associate our process with a job object https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms684161(VS.85).aspx We already used job objects before to gather performance stats on windows (golang.org/x/benchmarks/driver/driver_windows.go).
I don't know how important it is to kill all children here in buildlet. All these computers are rebooted often anyway. Brad?
I want to fix this. The purpose of gomote is interactive development. If you can't stop a build and restart it quickly, it's very annoying.
Rather than change Go for now, we can just change the buildlet to enumerate all the processes on the children.
Thanks for the tips and debugging.