Public bug reported:
Nova LXD driver contains a disk usage resource leak.
Each disk image import from Glance leads to O(image_size) disk space lost in
Leak exists until nova-compute service is restarted as during restart open
descriptors will be freed and disk space will reclaimed by OS.
The reason is wrong usage of mkstemp in nova/virt/lxd/driver.py
The code use mkstemp to generate "random" filename to pass to glance API as
destination path for downloaded image. But mkstemp also open file description
to this file which is lost and never closed. As result even when this temporary
file (downloaded image) is deleted file is still locked by nova-compute process.
def _sync_glance_image_to_lxd(client, context, image_ref):
image_file = tempfile.mkstemp()
# in code above we lost msktemp of tuple which is open file handle
# so file never be 'freed' until process finished
IMAGE_API.download(context, image_ref, dest_path=image_file)
** Affects: nova-lxd (Ubuntu)
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Disk usage leak on image import
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