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Empty salt api token file breaks maintenance process. #54256

sleminov-tc opened this issue Aug 19, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Aug 19, 2019

Description of Issue

Maintenance process that runs every minute (guided by loop_interval) is failing

[salt.utils.process:754 ][ERROR   ][5766] An un-handled exception from the multiprocessing process 'Maintenance-4443' was caught:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/salt/utils/", line 747, in _run
return self._original_run()
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/salt/", line 224, in run
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/salt/daemons/", line 138, in clean_expired_tokens
token_data = loadauth.get_tok(tok)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/salt/auth/", line 235, in get_tok
tdata = self.tokens["{0}.get_token".format(self.opts['eauth_tokens'])](self.opts, tok)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/salt/tokens/", line 67, in get_token
tdata = serial.loads(
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/salt/", line 145, in loads
ret = msgpack.loads(msg, use_list=True, ext_hook=ext_type_decoder, encoding=encoding)
File "msgpack/_unpacker.pyx", line 146, in msgpack._unpacker.unpackb (msgpack/_unpacker.cpp:2231)
UnpackValueError: Unpack failed: error = 0
[salt.utils.process:435 ][INFO    ][30130] Process <class 'salt.master.Maintenance'> (5766) died with exit status 1, restarting...

As result non of the scheduled task are run. The issue is caused by 0 bytes token file in

Removing the file fixes the problem

The related issue #37945 which was fixed by

The routine however was rewritten to not handle this Exception.

So looks like regression.

Steps to Reproduce Issue

Periodically strikes. Not clear what causes these empty token files to be created.

Versions Report

Salt Version:
           Salt: 2018.3.4
Dependency Versions:
           cffi: Not Installed
       cherrypy: 3.2.2
       dateutil: 2.5.3
      docker-py: Not Installed
          gitdb: 2.0.0
      gitpython: 2.1.1
          ioflo: Not Installed
         Jinja2: 2.9.4
        libgit2: 0.24.5
        libnacl: Not Installed
       M2Crypto: Not Installed
           Mako: Not Installed
   msgpack-pure: Not Installed
 msgpack-python: 0.4.8
   mysql-python: Not Installed
      pycparser: Not Installed
       pycrypto: 2.6.1
   pycryptodome: 3.4.7
         pygit2: 0.24.2
         Python: 2.7.13 (default, Sep 26 2018, 18:42:22)
   python-gnupg: Not Installed
         PyYAML: 3.12
          PyZMQ: 16.0.2
           RAET: Not Installed
          smmap: 2.0.1
        timelib: Not Installed
        Tornado: 4.4.3
            ZMQ: 4.2.1
System Versions:
           dist: debian 9.8 
         locale: UTF-8
        machine: x86_64
        release: 4.13.0-dom0
         system: Linux
        version: debian 9.8 

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commented Aug 20, 2019

@sleminov-tc Thank you for reporting this issue.

We will need to look into this.



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commented Aug 28, 2019

@sleminov-tc If you can, see if #54324 fixes your problem.

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