Filebeat - non-deterministic error (pipestatus 141) when read from stdin


#1

Hi,

when I start filebeat reading from stdin sometime its end with 141 pipe status.

# filebeat.1
zcat somefile.gz | filebeat -c filebeat.yml --once; rc=${PIPESTATUS[*]}; echo $rc
0 0
# filebeat
zcat somefile.gz | filebeat -c filebeat.yml --once; rc=${PIPESTATUS[*]}; echo $rc
141 0

filebeat version
filebeat version 6.4.1 (amd64), libbeat 6.4.1 [37b5f2d2a20f2734b2373a454b4b4cbb2627e841 built 2018-09-13 21:25:47 +0000 UTC]

Logs

  • filebeat.1

    2018-10-18T10:22:27.732+0200 INFO elasticsearch/client.go:163 Elasticsearch url: https://XXX
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.733+0200 INFO pipeline/module.go:98 Beat name: XXX
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.733+0200 INFO instance/beat.go:367 filebeat start running.
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.733+0200 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:114 Starting metrics logging every 30s
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.733+0200 INFO registrar/registrar.go:134 Loading registrar data from XXX
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO registrar/registrar.go:141 States Loaded from registrar: 6
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:72 Loading Inputs: 1
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO input/input.go:114 Starting input of type: stdin; ID: 5005293166929256556
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO input/input.go:167 Stopping Input: 5005293166929256556
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:106 Loading and starting Inputs completed. Enabled inputs: 1
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO log/harvester.go:251 Harvester started for file: -
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO beater/filebeat.go:387 Running filebeat once. Waiting for completion ...
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO beater/filebeat.go:389 All data collection completed. Shutting down.
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:139 Stopping Crawler
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:149 Stopping 1 inputs
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.734+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:165 Crawler stopped
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.818+0200 INFO pipeline/output.go:95 Connecting to backoff(elasticsearch(XXX))
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.863+0200 INFO elasticsearch/client.go:712 Connected to Elasticsearch version 6.1.1
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.865+0200 INFO template/load.go:129 Template already exists and will not be overwritten.
    2018-10-18T10:22:27.865+0200 INFO pipeline/output.go:105 Connection to backoff(elasticsearch(XXX)) established
    2018-10-18T10:22:43.072+0200 INFO log/harvester.go:274 End of file reached: . Closing because close_eof is enabled.
    2018-10-18T10:22:44.337+0200 INFO beater/signalwait.go:93 Continue shutdown: All enqueued events being published.
    2018-10-18T10:22:44.337+0200 INFO registrar/registrar.go:356 Stopping Registrar
    2018-10-18T10:22:44.337+0200 INFO registrar/registrar.go:282 Ending Registrar
    2018-10-18T10:22:44.343+0200 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:150 Uptime: 16.623762982s
    2018-10-18T10:22:44.343+0200 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:127 Stopping metrics logging.
    2018-10-18T10:22:44.343+0200 INFO instance/beat.go:373 filebeat stopped.

  • filebeat

    2018-10-18T10:30:43.546+0200 INFO elasticsearch/client.go:163 Elasticsearch url: XXX
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.547+0200 INFO pipeline/module.go:98 Beat name: XXX
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.547+0200 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:114 Starting metrics logging every 30s
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.547+0200 INFO instance/beat.go:367 filebeat start running.
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.547+0200 INFO registrar/registrar.go:134 Loading registrar data from XXX
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.547+0200 INFO registrar/registrar.go:141 States Loaded from registrar: 6
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.547+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:72 Loading Inputs: 1
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO input/input.go:114 Starting input of type: stdin; ID: 5005293166929256556
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO input/input.go:167 Stopping Input: 5005293166929256556
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:106 Loading and starting Inputs completed. Enabled inputs: 1
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO beater/filebeat.go:387 Running filebeat once. Waiting for completion ...
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO beater/filebeat.go:389 All data collection completed. Shutting down.
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:139 Stopping Crawler
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:149 Stopping 1 inputs
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO crawler/crawler.go:165 Crawler stopped
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO log/harvester.go:251 Harvester started for file: -
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO beater/signalwait.go:93 Continue shutdown: All enqueued events being published.
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO registrar/registrar.go:356 Stopping Registrar
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.548+0200 INFO registrar/registrar.go:282 Ending Registrar
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.554+0200 INFO harvester/forwarder.go:52 Input outlet closed
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.558+0200 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:150 Uptime: 26.752154ms
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.558+0200 INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:127 Stopping metrics logging.
    2018-10-18T10:30:43.558+0200 INFO instance/beat.go:373 filebeat stopped.

Thanks
krrz


(Steffen Siering) #2

The 141 is the exit code of zcat. I think zcat returns the status code on SIGPIPE. Pipes can be tricky, they always need a reader and writer. If some process stops early or closes the pipe, then the other process will receive a SIGPIPE. The filebeat logs say End of file reached. Once filebeat reaches end of file on stdin, it expects no more input. This is when zcat receives SIGPIPE. Shutdown of the 2 processes and closing is pipe is racey, that's why sometimes you get the exit code and sometimes not.


#3

The 141 is the exit code of zcat. I think zcat returns the status code on SIGPIPE. Pipes can be tricky, they always need a reader and writer. If some process stops early or closes the pipe, then the other process will receive a SIGPIPE.

True, true, true, true.

The filebeat logs say End of file reached . Once filebeat reaches end of file on stdin, it expects no more input. This is when zcat receives SIGPIPE. Shutdown of the 2 processes and closing is pipe is racey, that's why sometimes you get the exit code and sometimes not.

Not true. End of file reached was log when

PIPESTATUS

was

0 0

Sorry for my english. This is not my native language.

krrz


(Steffen Siering) #4

I see, I mixed up the log files.

Looks like a bug. Searching on github I did find this issue: https://github.com/elastic/beats/issues/3315


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