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  2. JENKINS-49278

cat command in docker agents not detected correctly


    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: docker-workflow-plugin
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    • Environment:
      Jenkins 2.104 on Docker 17.10.0-ce on CentOS 7.4.1708 (Kernel 3.10.0-693.2.2.el7.x86_64)
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      When using a declarative Jenkins pipeline with a stage that uses a Docker agent, I get a confusing error message in the Jenkins log:

      $ docker top 08e1c013e07083492ad0f03285f1a7d30063fb15e0cf39be7b55af6d1a03c829
      ERROR: The container started but didn't run the expected command. Please double check your ENTRYPOINT does execute the command passed as docker run argument. See https://docs.docker.com/engine/userguide/eng-image/dockerfile_best-practices/#entrypoint for entrypoint best practices.

      The build continues normally and the cat command is actually running inside the container, so everything is fine except that the error message occurs although it shouldn't.

      Comparing the code in listProcess in https://github.com/jenkinsci/docker-workflow-plugin/blob/master/src/main/java/org/jenkinsci/plugins/docker/workflow/client/DockerClient.java with the output of docker top shows the likely cause of that error:

      docker top prints the following fields

      UID                 PID                 PPID                C                   STIME               TTY                 TIME                CMD
      build               19799               19784               0                   22:23               pts/0               00:00:00            cat

      However, the Java client assumes that only PID, USER, TIME and COMMAND is printed. I suggest that the process list is determined by using an explicit format specifier like

      docker container top ${CONTAINER_ID} -eo pid,comm


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                ndeloof Nicolas De Loof
                hendrikhalkow Hendrik Halkow
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