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Kubelet ResolverConfig can't be empty in kubeletconfig file #70817

benmoss opened this Issue Nov 8, 2018 · 3 comments


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benmoss commented Nov 8, 2018

What happened:
When moving from the deprecated kubelet --resolv-conf flag to the kubeletconfig resolverConfig parameter, the empty string value is treated differently. When passed as a command line argument, the value is recognized as not wanting to use a resolver config file. When specified in a config file, an empty string is taken as wanting to use the default value for the resolver config path.

What you expected to happen:
Passing an empty string should be respected, or else some other way needs to be made to signal "I don't want any resolve config".

How to reproduce it (as minimally and precisely as possible):
Set resolverConfig: "" in your kubeletconfig, see that it ends up as /etc/resolv.conf anyway.

Anything else we need to know?:
Relevant lines:

  • if obj.ResolverConfig == "" {
    obj.ResolverConfig = kubetypes.ResolvConfDefault
  • // When the kubelet --resolv-conf flag is set to the empty string, use
    // DNS settings that override the docker default (which is to use
    // /etc/resolv.conf) and effectively disable DNS lookups. According to
    // the bind documentation, the behavior of the DNS client library when
    // "nameservers" are not specified is to "use the nameserver on the
    // local machine". A nameserver setting of localhost is equivalent to
    // this documented behavior.
    if c.ResolverConfig == "" {
    switch {
    case c.nodeIP == nil || c.nodeIP.To4() != nil:
    dnsConfig.Servers = []string{""}
    case c.nodeIP.To16() != nil:
    dnsConfig.Servers = []string{"::1"}
    dnsConfig.Searches = []string{"."}

/kind bug


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benmoss commented Nov 8, 2018

/sig node

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liggitt commented Nov 9, 2018



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benmoss commented Nov 9, 2018

Good catch, looks like a duplicate to me. Thanks!

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