1. 21 May, 2007 1 commit
  2. 15 May, 2007 2 commits
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      Ug, fix syntax error in previous revision. · dbf1fe73
      Leigh Stoller authored
      dbf1fe73
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      Checkpoint changes that have been discussed in the last few weeks: · c4f53202
      Leigh Stoller authored
      * Records are now "help open" when a run is stopped. When the next run
        is started, a check is made to see if the files
        (/project/$pid/exp/$eid) have changed, and if so a new version of the
        archive is committed before the next run is started.
      
      * Change the way swapmod is handled within an instance. A new option
        on the ShowExp page called Modify Resources. The intent is to allow
        an instance to be modified without having to start and stop runs,
        which tends to clutter things up, according to our user base. So, if
        you are within a run, that run is reset (reused) after the swapmod is
        finished. You can do this as many times as you like. If you are
        between runs (last operation was a stoprun), do the swapmod and then
        "speculatively" start a new run. Subsequent modifies reuse the that
        run again, as above.
      
        I think this is what Kevin was after ... there are some UI issues
        that may need to be resolved, will wait to hear what people have to
        say.
      
      * Revising a record is now supported. Export, change in place, and
        then use the Revise link on the ShowRun page. Currently this has to
        happen from the export directory on ops, but eventually allow an
        upload (to correspond to downloaded exports)
      
      * Check to see if export already exists, and give warning. Added a
        checkbox that allows user to overwrite the export.
      
      * A bunch of minor UI changes to the various template pages.
      c4f53202
  3. 03 May, 2007 1 commit
    • Kevin Atkinson's avatar
      · 6353beca
      Kevin Atkinson authored
      Add template_startrun to list of symbolic links to create and update
      help screen for template_startrun.
      6353beca
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    • Robert Ricci's avatar
      Patch from Keith Slower @ Berkeley: · 92bb918a
      Robert Ricci authored
      "I implemented and tested extensions to snmpit & friends so that an
      elabinelab could additional request that an experimental interface be
      placed in trunked mode, to discover the vlan tags associated with
      vlans, and to request modifications to existing vlans belonging to an
      elabinelab without tearing it down and reconstructing it."
      92bb918a
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    • Mike Hibler's avatar
      Wow, this should make me look important! · afa5e919
      Mike Hibler authored
      Two-day boondoggle to support "/scratch", an optional large, shared filesystem
      for users.  To do this, I needed to find all the instances where /proj is used
      and behave accordingly.  The boondoggle part was the decision to gather up all
      the hardwired instances of shared directory names ("/proj", "/users", etc.)
      so that they are set in a common place (via unexposed configure variables).
      This is a boondoggle because:
      
      1. I didn't change the client-side scripts.  They need a different mechanism
         (e.g., tmcd) to get the info, configure is the wrong way.
      
      2. Even if I had done #1 it is likely--no, certain--that something would
         fail if you tried to rename "/proj" to be "/mike".  These names are just
         too ingrained.
      
      3. We may not even use "/scratch" as it turns out.
      
      Note, I also didn't fix any of the .html documentation.  Anyway, it is done.
      To maintain my illusion in the future you should:
      
      1. Have perl scripts include "use libtestbed" and use the defined PROJROOT(),
         et.al. functions where possible.  If not possible, make sure they run
         through configure and use @PROJROOT_DIR@, etc.
      
      2. Use the configure method for python, C, php and other languages.
      
      3. There are perl (TBValidUserDir) and php (VALIDUSERPATH) functions which
         you should call to determine if an NS, template parameter, tarball or
         other file are in "an acceptable location."  Use these functions where
         possible.  They know about the optional "scratch" filesystem.  Note that
         the perl function is over-engineered to handles cases that don't occur
         in nature.
      afa5e919
  18. 12 Oct, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      By popular demand, give user a choice of where to get the next set of · bb996961
      Leigh Stoller authored
      (initial) parameters for a new run. Three choices right now; from the
      template itself, from the instance, or from the previous run. On the
      web interface this is presented as three buttons. On ops, it is the
      the -y option, which takes one of template,instance,lastrun as its
      argument (you can of course combine the -y option with an XML file to
      override specific params).
      
      At present, there is no default. Lets give it a chance to sink in
      before I pick something that will annoy 50% of the people 75% of the
      time.
      bb996961
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  22. 20 Sep, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      By popular demand, you can now force a swap modify to be done when · b9161642
      Leigh Stoller authored
      doing a Start Run. On the web page, there is a new checkbox, and
      on ops, template_startrun takes a new -m option.
      
      Caveat: You cannot specify a new NS file, yet. The original file is
      reparsed, and the idea is that a change in the template parameters
      will result in a change to the topology. I will add the ability to
      specify a new NS file in the next revision of this change.
      
      If you really really want to change the NS file, go to
      /proj/$pid/exp/$eid/archive/nsdata and edit nsfile.ns ...
      
      In addtion, DATASTORE is now defined while parsing the NS file. This
      turned to be quite the headache!
      b9161642
  23. 15 Sep, 2006 1 commit
  24. 13 Sep, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      Changes to allow waiting for a specific completion event, which is needed · 5c564bc8
      Leigh Stoller authored
      to make stoprun waiting work correctly.
      
      When tevc is invoked with the -w (wait for completion) option, tevc
      generates a token to put into the notification. The event scheduler will
      not generate a new token if there is already on in the notification, but
      instead pass it on.
      
      For the specific case of stoprun, the simulator agent has to pass that
      token along to boss and template_exprun, which generates the completion
      event (for reasons discussed in prior commit message).
      5c564bc8
  25. 12 Sep, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      This started out as a simple little hack to add a StopRun "ns" event, but · cbdc4178
      Leigh Stoller authored
      it got more complicated as it progressed.
      
      The bulk of the change was changing template_exprun so that it can take a
      pid/eid as an alternative to eid/guid. This is a big convenience since its
      easy to find the template from a running experiment, and it makes it
      possible to invoke from the event scheduler, which has never heard of a
      template before (and its not something I wanted to teach it about).  Its
      also easier on users.
      
      Anyway, back to the stoprun event. You can now do this:
      
      	$ns at 100 "$ns stoprun"
      or
      	tevc -e pid/eid now ns stoprun
      
      You can add the -w option to wait for the completion event that is sent,
      but this brings me to the glaring problems with this whole thing.
      
      * First, the scheduler has to fire off the stoprun in the background,
        since if it waits, we get deadlock. Why? Cause the implementation of
        stoprun uses the event system (SNAPSHOT event, other things), and if
        the scheduler is sitting and waiting, nothing happens.
      
        Okay, the solution to this was to generate a COMPLETION event from
        template_exprun once the stop operation is complete. This brings me
        to the second problem ...
      
      * Worse, is that the "ns" events that are sent to implement stoprun (like
        snapshot) send their own completion events, and that confuses anyone
        waiting on the original stoprun event (it returns early).
      
        So what to do about this? There is a "token" field in the completion
        event structure, which I presume is to allow you to match things up.  But
        there is no way to set this token using tevc (and then wait for it), and
        besides, the event scheduler makes them up anyway and sticks them into
        the event. So, the seed of a fix are already germinating in my mind, but
        I wanted to get this commit in so that Mike would have fun reading this
        commit log.
      cbdc4178
  26. 10 Sep, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      The bulk of this commit adds the ability to run the program agent on ops · e8bb6bca
      Leigh Stoller authored
      so that users can schedule program events to run there. For example:
      
      	set myprog [new Program $ns]
      	$myprog set node "ops"
      	$myprog set command "/usr/bin/env >& /tmp/foo"
      
      	$ns at 10 "$myprog start"
      or
      	tevc -e pid/eid now myprog start
      
      Since the program agent cannot talk to tmcd from ops, there are new
      routines to create the config files that the program agent uses, in
      the expertment tbdata directory.
      
      I also rewrote the eventsys.proxy script that starts the event
      scheduler on ops; I rolled the startup of the program agent into this
      script, via new -a option which is passed over from boss when an ops
      program agent is detected in the virt topology. This keep the number
      of new processes on ops to a small number.
      
      Also part of the above rewrite is that we now catch when event
      scheduler (or the program agent) exits abnormally, sending email to
      tbops and the swapper of the experiment. We have been seeing abnormal
      exits of the scheduler and it would good to detect and see if we can
      figure out what is going wrong.
      
      Other small bug fixes in experiment run.
      e8bb6bca
  27. 05 Sep, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      A bunch of template changes resulting from meetings last week. · 087dbfff
      Leigh Stoller authored
      * Add XMLRPC interface for template swapin,stoprun,startrun,swapout and
        add the appropriate wrappers to the script_wrapper on ops.
      
      * Allow parameter descriptions in NS files. This is probably not in its
        final form since its a bit confusing as to what has priority; something
        in the NS file or a metadata item. Anyway, you can do this in your NS
        file:
      
      	$ns define-template-parameter GUID "0/0" "The GUID to be analyzed"
      
        The rules are currently that the NS file description has priority and
        is copied to child templates, unless the user has modified a description
        via the web interface, in which case the NS file description is ignored.
        I know, sounds awful, but for the most part people are going to use the
        NS file anyway.
      
      * Add "clear" option when starting a new experiment run; the per
        experiment DB at the logholes are cleared. Note that this is *not* the
        default behaviour; you have to either check the checkbox on the web form
        or use the -c option to the script wrapper, or clear=yes if talking
        directly to the XMLRPC server.
      
      * Fix up how email is generated for template_swapin and template_create,
        so that Kevin can debug tblog/tbreport stuff, but also so that we maintain
        mail logs as before. I have made some improvements to libaudit so as to
        centralize the mail goo, and avoid duplicating all that stuff.
      
      * Minor fixes to the program agent so that the new environment strings are
        sent before the program agent exits and reloads them!
      
      * Other minor little things.
      087dbfff
  28. 31 Aug, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      * Finish up the Commit From Template support. · 3327ba01
      Leigh Stoller authored
      * Export the above via the XMLRPC interface and add a wrapper function
        to the script_wrapper. This allows you do to this on ops:
      
      	cd /proj/testbed/templates/10023/1
              Edit some files
              template_commit
      
        Which creates a new template, using the current directory to infer
        the template. Otherwise, provide the template GUID on the command line.
        Hmm, maybe this should be called template_modify? Either way, the
        name does not quite match
      
      * Export template_export via the XMLRPC wrapper. This allows you to
        export a template (instance) record from the command line on ops.
      
      
      	cd /proj/testbed/templates/10023/1
              template_export -i 12
              Exported to /proj/testbed/export/10000/3/12
      
        Which exports the template record for instance number 12. Again, the
        GUID is infered, but you can specify one on the command line. The export
        directory is printed so you know where it went. Note that export does
        *not* populate a DB on ops with the old DB data.
      3327ba01
  29. 14 Aug, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      Checkpoint my dynamic event stuff, crude as it is. The idea for this first · 9d021a07
      Leigh Stoller authored
      draft is that the user will at the end of an experiment run, log into one
      of his nodes and perform some analysis which is intended to be repeated at
      the end of the next run, and in future instantiations of the template.
      
      A new table called experiment_template_events holds the dynamic events for
      the template. Right now I am supporting just program events, but it will be
      easy to support arbitrary events later. As an absurd example:
      
      	node6> /usr/local/bin/template_analyze ~/data_analyze arg arg ...
      
      The user is currently responsible for making sure the output goes into a
      file in the archive. I plan to make the template_analyze wrapper handle
      that automatically later, but for now what you really want is to invoke a
      script that encapsulates that, redirecting output to $ARCHIVE (this
      variable is installed in the environment template_analyze.
      
      The wrapper script will save the current time, and then run the program.
      If the program terminates with a zero exit status, it will ssh over to ops
      and invoke an xmlrpc routine to tell boss to add a program event to both
      the eventlist for the current instance, and to the template_eventlist for
      future instances. The time of the event is the relative start time that was
      saved above (remember, each experiment run replays the event stream from
      time zero).
      
      For the future, we want to allow this to be done on ops as well, but
      that will take more infrastructure, to run "program agents" on ops.
      
      It would be nice to install the ssl xmlrpc client side on our images so
      that we do not have to ssh to ops to invoke the client.
      9d021a07
  30. 09 Aug, 2006 1 commit
  31. 03 Aug, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      Support for capturing the trace data that is stored in the pcal files · 4ce9c421
      Leigh Stoller authored
      into per-experiment databases on ops. Additional support for reconsituting
      those databases back into temporary databases on ops, for post processing.
      
      * This revision relies on the "snort" port (/usr/ports/security/snort)
        to read the pcap files and load them into a database. The schema is
        probably not ideal, but its better then nothing. See the file
        ops:/usr/local/share/examples/snort/create_mysql for the schema.
      
      * For simplicity, I have hooked into loghole, which already had all
        the code for downloading the trace data. I added some new methods to
        the XMLRPC server for loghole to use, to get the users DB password
        and the name of the per-experiment database. There is a new slot in
        the traces table that indicates that the trace should be snorted to
        its DB. In case you forgot, at the end of a run or when the instance
        is swapped out, loghole is run to download the trace data.
      
      * For reconsituting, there are lots of additions to opsdb_control and
        opsdb_control.proxy to create "temporary" databases and load them
        from a dump file that is stored in the archive. I've added a button
        to the Template Record page, inappropriately called "Analyze" since
        right now all it does is reconsitute the trace data into a DB on
        ops.
      
        Currently, the only indication of what has been done (the name of
        the DBs created on ops) is the log email that the user gets. A
        future project is tell the user this info in the web interface.
      
      * To turn on database capturing of trace data, do this in your NS
        file:
      
      	set link0 ...
      	$link0 trace
      	$link0 trace_snaplen 128
      	$link0 trace_db 1
      
         the increase in snaplen is optional, but a good idea if you want
         snort to undertand more then just ip headers.
      
      * Also some changes to the parser to allow plain experiments to take
        advantage of all this stuff. To simple get yourself a per-experiment
        DB, put this in your NS file:
      
      	tb-set-dpdb 1
      
        however, anytime you turn trace_db on for a link or lan, you
        automatically get a per-experiment DB.
      
      * To capture the trace data to the DB, you can run loghole by hand:
      
      	loghole sync -s
      
        the -s option turns on the "post-process" phase of loghole.
      4ce9c421
  32. 03 Jul, 2006 1 commit
    • Mike Hibler's avatar
      Framework for supporting 802.1q tagged VLANs as a form of multiplexed link. · 3f1c15e2
      Mike Hibler authored
      Actually, most of the changes here were just to generalize the "virtual
      interface" state in the DB.  Other than the client-side scripts, there
      is very little specific here specific to tagged VLANs.
      
      In fact, you cannot specify "vlan" as a type yet as we haven't done the
      snmpit support for setting up the switches.
      
      For more info see bas:~mike/flux/doc/testbed-virtinterfaces.txt, which I
      will integrate into the knowledge base and the Emulab doc at some point.
      3f1c15e2
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