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Status Future consideration
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 20, 2020

Need preStop opntion for gwv6 Pods

In the current design, once the status in gwv6 Pod is transitioned into Terminating, SIGTERM signal is sent to gwv6 Pod. And if this process is not completed within 30s (=terminationGracePeriodSeconds), SIGKILL signal is sent to gwv6 Pod by compulsion. Based on my previous customer's verification on IBM Cloud Private or my internal verification on EKS, when gwv6 Pod is restarted, very few APIs (0.052% - 0.094%) are returned as errors.

To seek for any work-arounds, firstly, I tried to inject following snippets into gatewaycluster.gateway.apiconnect.ibm.com/gwv6, but it was not permitted. So, I tried to do that for StatefulSet (gwv6) and it was successful.

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lifecycle:
preStop:
exec:
command: ["sh", "-c", "sleep 20"]
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With the above lifecycle, when gwv6 Pod is restarted, all APIs are returned as 200. Unfortunately, however, when we apply FixPack, StatefulSet is overwritten, which means StatefulSet is backed to the default. Eventually, preStop setting is discarded and I see the same error situation.

Idea Priority High
Use Case
If we modify and persist preStop option, in-flight transactions might be completed before before the DataPower goes down. It means that we won't see several errors during applying FixPack.
RFE ID 147535
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM DataPower Gateways