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Title: test_os: test_chown() started to fail on AMD64 FreeBSD 10-STABLE Non-Debug 3.* buildbots
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Tests Versions: Python 3.9, Python 3.8, Python 3.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: koobs, miss-islington, vstinner
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2019-06-25 11:07 by vstinner, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 14373 merged vstinner, 2019-06-25 11:09
PR 14374 merged vstinner, 2019-06-25 14:03
PR 14377 merged miss-islington, 2019-06-25 15:06
PR 14378 merged miss-islington, 2019-06-25 15:06
Messages (10)
msg346508 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-06-25 11:07

test_chown (test.test_os.ChownFileTests) ... ERROR

ERROR: test_chown (test.test_os.ChownFileTests)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/home/buildbot/python/3.x.koobs-freebsd10.nondebug/build/Lib/test/", line 1327, in test_chown
    os.chown(support.TESTFN, uid, gid_1)
PermissionError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted: '@test_95158_tmp'

Extract of the test:

    import grp
    groups = [g.gr_gid for g in grp.getgrall() if getpass.getuser() in g.gr_mem]
    if hasattr(os, 'getgid'):
        process_gid = os.getgid()
        if process_gid not in groups:

    @unittest.skipUnless(len(groups) > 1, "test needs more than one group")
    def test_chown(self):
        gid_1, gid_2 = groups[:2]
        uid = os.stat(support.TESTFN).st_uid
        os.chown(support.TESTFN, uid, gid_1)  # <======== FAIL HERE
        gid = os.stat(support.TESTFN).st_gid
        self.assertEqual(gid, gid_1)
        os.chown(support.TESTFN, uid, gid_2)
        gid = os.stat(support.TESTFN).st_gid
        self.assertEqual(gid, gid_2)

Extract of test.pythoninfo:

os.uid: 1002
os.umask: 077
os.gid: 1002
os.groups: 1002

I'm not sure that the code to manually get groups from grp.getgrall() is correct. Why not relying on the *current* groups, os.getgroups()?

Note: there is also os.getgrouplist(), I'm not sure of the difference between os.getgroups() and os.getgrouplist(). I know that os.getgrouplist() was modified recently to use:

     * NGROUPS_MAX is defined by POSIX.1 as the maximum
     * number of supplimental groups a users can belong to.
     * We have to increment it by one because
     * getgrouplist() returns both the supplemental groups
     * and the primary group, i.e. all of the groups the
     * user belongs to.
    ngroups = 1 + MAX_GROUPS;
msg346510 - (view) Author: Kubilay Kocak (koobs) (Python triager) Date: 2019-06-25 11:17
This looks like a reincarnation of #27838
msg346512 - (view) Author: Kubilay Kocak (koobs) (Python triager) Date: 2019-06-25 11:25
And I just remembered that I had to restart the build worker service on that host (koobs-freebsd10) this morning as I was receiving messaging that the worker had gone missing.

I ran `[koobs@10-STABLE-amd64:~] sudo /usr/local/etc/rc.d/buildslave restart`

which is the same as the prevailing reproduction case in #27838

I could restart the worker to make the issue go away, but I think the underlying issue should be fixed instead.

Should we close this as a dupe and reopen the original?
msg346515 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-06-25 11:37
New changeset 9cb274114c844f9b1c13028f812926c987a7b4a7 by Victor Stinner in branch 'master':
bpo-37400: pythoninfo logs getpwuid and getgrouplist (GH-14373)
msg346526 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-06-25 13:23
I merged my pythoninfo change, more complete pythoninfo from the buildbot:

os.getgid: 1002
os.getgrouplist: 1002
os.getgroups: 1002
os.getuid: 1002

pwd.getpwuid(1002): pwd.struct_passwd(pw_name='buildbot', pw_passwd='*', pw_uid=1002, pw_gid=1002, pw_gecos='FreeBSD BuildBot', pw_dir='/home/buildbot', pw_shell='/bin/sh')

IMHO the test is wrong: it should rely on os.getgroups() rather tan "discover" groups from pw.getpwall().
msg346528 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-06-25 14:20
I'm connected to the FreeBSD CURRENT buildbot as the user "haypo". I'm unable to reproduce the bug:

CURRENT-amd64% id
uid=1003(haypo) gid=1003(haypo) groups=1003(haypo)

CURRENT-amd64% ./python -m test test_os -m test_chown
Tests result: SUCCESS

Moreover, it seems like something changes on the buildbot, since the user "buildbot" now has 0 group!?

$ ./python
>>> [g.gr_gid for g in grp.getgrall() if 'buildbot' in g.gr_mem]

Or maybe as the user "haypo", I cannot see *all* groups.

In case of doubt, I will blindly apply my fix PR 14374.
msg346532 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-06-25 15:06
New changeset d7c87d982d4ec4ba201bcee14324ae5e0e90581f by Victor Stinner in branch 'master':
bpo-37400: Fix test_os.test_chown() (GH-14374)
msg346535 - (view) Author: miss-islington (miss-islington) Date: 2019-06-25 15:27
New changeset 12d174bed9960ded1d072035c57f82e10a89f0d6 by Miss Islington (bot) in branch '3.8':
bpo-37400: Fix test_os.test_chown() (GH-14374)
msg346556 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-06-25 20:25
New changeset 1d4b6ba19466aba0eb91c4ba01ba509acf18c723 by Victor Stinner (Miss Islington (bot)) in branch '3.7':
bpo-37400: Fix test_os.test_chown() (GH-14374) (GH-14378)
msg346557 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-06-25 20:26
I merged my fix. I close the issue and hope that the test will not fail again ;-)

Python 2.7 is not affected: it doesn't have test_chown().
Date User Action Args
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