On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:33 AM, Eugeniya Kudryashova <
ekudryash...@mirantis.com> wrote:

> Hi, all
>
>
> Openstack APIs interact with each other and external systems partially by
> passing of HTTP errors. The only valuable difference between types of
> exceptions is HTTP-codes, but current codes are generalized, so external
> system can’t distinguish what actually happened.
>
> As an example two different failures below differs only by error message:
>
> request:
>
> POST /v2/790f5693e97a40d38c4d5bfdc45acb09/servers HTTP/1.1
>
> Host: 192.168.122.195:8774
>
> X-Auth-Project-Id: demo
>
> Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, compress
>
> Content-Length: 189
>
> Accept: application/json
>
> User-Agent: python-novaclient
>
> X-Auth-Token: 2cfeb9283d784cfba694f3122ef413bf
>
> Content-Type: application/json
>
> {"server": {"name": "demo", "imageRef":
> "171c9d7d-3912-4547-b2a5-ea157eb08622", "key_name": "test", "flavorRef":
> "42", "max_count": 1, "min_count": 1, "security_groups": [{"name": "bar"}]}}
>
> response:
>
>     HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
>
> Content-Length: 118
>
> Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8
>
> X-Compute-Request-Id: req-a995e1fc-7ea4-4305-a7ae-c569169936c0
>
> Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:43:33 GMT
>
> {"badRequest": {"message": "Security group bar not found for project
> 790f5693e97a40d38c4d5bfdc45acb09.", "code": 400}}
>
> and
>
> request:
>
> POST /v2/790f5693e97a40d38c4d5bfdc45acb09/servers HTTP/1.1
>
> Host: 192.168.122.195:8774
>
> X-Auth-Project-Id: demo
>
> Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, compress
>
> Content-Length: 192
>
> Accept: application/json
>
> User-Agent: python-novaclient
>
> X-Auth-Token: 24c0d30ff76c42e0ae160fa93db8cf71
>
> Content-Type: application/json
>
> {"server": {"name": "demo", "imageRef":
> "171c9d7d-3912-4547-b2a5-ea157eb08622", "key_name": "foo", "flavorRef":
> "42", "max_count": 1, "min_count": 1, "security_groups": [{"name":
> "default"}]}}
>
> response:
>
> HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
>
> Content-Length: 70
>
> Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8
>
> X-Compute-Request-Id: req-87604089-7071-40a7-a34b-7bc56d0551f5
>
> Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:39:43 GMT
>
> {"badRequest": {"message": "Invalid key_name provided.", "code": 400}}
>
> The former specifies an incorrect security group name, and the latter an
> incorrect keypair name. And the problem is, that just looking at the
> response body and HTTP response code an external system can’t understand
> what exactly went wrong. And parsing of error messages here is not the way
> we’d like to solve this problem.
>

For the Compute API v 2 we have the shortened Error Code in the
documentation at
http://developer.openstack.org/api-ref-compute-v2.html#compute_server-addresses

such as:

Error response codes
computeFault (400, 500, …), serviceUnavailable (503), badRequest (400),
unauthorized (401), forbidden (403), badMethod (405), overLimit (413),
itemNotFound (404), buildInProgress (409)

Thanks to a recent update (well, last fall) to our build tool for docs.

What we don't have is a table in the docs saying "computeFault has this
longer Description" -- is that what you are asking for, for all OpenStack
APIs?

Tell me more.

Anne



>
> Another example for solving this problem is AWS EC2 exception codes [1]
>
> So if we have some service based on Openstack projects it would be useful
> to have some concrete error codes(textual or numeric), which could allow to
> define what actually goes wrong and later correctly process obtained
> exception. These codes should be predefined for each exception, have
> documented structure and allow to parse exception correctly in each step of
> exception handling.
>
> So I’d like to discuss implementing such codes and its usage in openstack
> projects.
>
> [1] -
> http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/APIReference/errors-overview.html
>
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Anne Gentle
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