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* bug#41333: 27.0.91; Spurious errors using TRAMP and auto-save-visited-mode
@ 2020-05-16 17:48 Philipp Stephani
  2022-06-06 13:36 ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Philipp Stephani @ 2020-05-16 17:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 41333


Unfortunately I don't have good reproduction steps; it seems this issue
is somewhat subtle and requires a certain interaction between
auto-save-visited-mode, and TRAMP, and various private customizations
and before-save-hooks.

When using auto-save-visited-mode for a file visited using TRAMP's SSH
backend, I frequently get prompts that the file has changed outside of
Emacs, even though that's not the case.  The issue isn't easily
reproducible.  It doesn't happen for local files or for manual saving.
Advising 'file-attributes' I noticed that 'file-attributes' for the file
being saved would occasionally return wrong values (newer than
visited-file-modtime) that actually can't come from TRAMP because they
would contain fractional seconds (TRAMP only returns whole seconds for
the modification time).  I've never encountered this issue in Emacs 26,
so it appears to be a regression.

To help debugging, I've added the following advice:

(define-advice file-attributes (:around (oldfun filename &optional id-format))
  (let ((attr (funcall oldfun filename id-format)))
    (message "ATTR (%s %s) = %s (%s)" filename id-format attr
             (find-file-name-handler filename 'file-attributes))
    attr))

I've slightly redacted the output and replaced the hostname with
HOSTNAME (assuming the exact host name doesn't matter):

ATTR (/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt nil) = (nil 1 145471 89939 (24256 6885 0 0) (24256 7214 0 0) (24256 7214 0 0) 29 -rwx------ nil 19141457 (-1 . 2)) (tramp-file-name-handler)
Auto-saving...
Saving file /ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt...
ATTR (/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt nil) = nil (tramp-file-name-handler)
ATTR (/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt string) = nil (tramp-file-name-handler)
ATTR (/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/ string) = (nil 1 phst group (24256 6885 0 0) (24256 7214 0 0) (24256 7214 0 0) 29 -rwx------ nil 19141457 (-1 . 2)) (tramp-file-name-handler)
ATTR (/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/ integer) = (t 45 root root (24256 8484 0 0) (24256 8583 0 0) (24256 8583 0 0) 258048 drwxrwxrwt t 19136513 (-1 . 2)) (tramp-file-name-handler)
ATTR (/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt integer) = (nil 1 145471 89939 (24256 6885 0 0) (24256 7214 0 0) (24256 7214 0 0) 29 -rwx------ nil 19141457 (-1 . 2)) (tramp-file-name-handler) [2 times]
ATTR (/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt nil) = (nil 1 145471 89939 (24256 6885 0 0) (24256 7214 0 0) (24256 7214 0 0) 29 -rwx------ nil 19141457 (-1 . 2)) (tramp-file-name-handler)
ATTR (/ssh:HOSTNAME:(("‘/tmp/’") 45 0 0 1589649700 1589649799 1589649799 258048 "drwxrwxrwt" t 19136513 -1) nil) = nil (tramp-file-name-handler)
ATTR (/tmp/tramp.arEAuT.txt nil) = (nil 1 145471 89939 (24256 8985 410615 843000) (24256 8985 410615 843000) (24256 8985 410615 843000) 30 -rw-r----- t 3151576 65025) (nil)
Tramp: Encoding local file ‘/tmp/tramp.arEAuT.txt’ using ‘base64-encode-region’...done
Tramp: Decoding remote file ‘/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt’ using ‘base64 -d -i >%s’...failed
Error running timer ‘save-some-buffers’: (file-error "Couldn’t find exit status of ‘nil’")

In all cases, the file /tmp/aaa.txt on the remote machine already
existed before.

Some observations:

- Several file-attributes invocations incorrectly return nil.  (Or does
  TRAMP temporarily remove files to be written?)

- Requesting attributes for the bogus file /ssh:HOSTNAME:(("‘/tmp/’") 45
  0 0 1589649700 1589649799 1589649799 258048 "drwxrwxrwt" t 19136513
  -1); i.e., TRAMP doesn't correctly parse the results to extract the
  filename.

I've also captured debug output at TRAMP verbosity level 6 (for a
different instance of the same problem, so the times are off):

19:00:18.033151 tramp-do-file-attributes-with-stat (5) # file attributes with stat: /tmp/aaa.txt
19:00:18.034235 tramp-send-command (6) # echo are you awake
19:00:18.072182 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
are you awake
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:18.072847 tramp-send-command (6) # ( (test -e /tmp/aaa.txt || test -h /tmp/aaa.txt) && (env QUOTING_STYLE=locale \stat -c '((/////%N/////) %h %u %g %X %Y %Z %s /////%A///// t %i -1)' /tmp/aaa.txt | sed -e 's/"/\\"/g' -e 's/\/\/\/\/\//"/g') || echo nil) 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:18.119306 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
(("‘/tmp/aaa.txt’") 1 145471 89939 1589648101 1589648202 1589648202 28 "-rwx------" t 19141457 -1)
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:23.172867 tramp-sh-handle-file-truename (4) # Finding true name for ‘/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt’
19:00:23.173701 tramp-send-command (6) # \readlink --canonicalize-missing /tmp/aaa.txt 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:23.181083 tramp-do-file-attributes-with-stat (5) # file attributes with stat: /tmp/aaa.txt
19:00:23.182313 tramp-send-command (6) # ( (test -e /tmp/aaa.txt || test -h /tmp/aaa.txt) && (env QUOTING_STYLE=locale \stat -c '((/////%N/////) %h %u %g %X %Y %Z %s /////%A///// t %i -1)' /tmp/aaa.txt | sed -e 's/"/\\"/g' -e 's/\/\/\/\/\//"/g') || echo nil) 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:23.215904 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
/tmp/aaa.txt
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:23.216710 tramp-convert-file-attributes (1) # Wrong type argument: "Wrong type argument", "listp /tmp/aaa.txt"
/tmp/aaa.txt
19:00:24.221875 tramp-send-command (6) # test -e /tmp/ 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:24.223171 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
(("‘/tmp/aaa.txt’") 1 145471 89939 1589648101 1589648202 1589648202 28 "-rwx------" t 19141457 -1)
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:24.228612 tramp-do-file-attributes-with-stat (5) # file attributes with stat: /tmp/aaa.txt
19:00:24.229313 tramp-send-command (6) # ( (test -e /tmp/aaa.txt || test -h /tmp/aaa.txt) && (env QUOTING_STYLE=locale \stat -c '((/////%N/////) %h /////%U///// /////%G///// %X %Y %Z %s /////%A///// t %i -1)' /tmp/aaa.txt | sed -e 's/"/\\"/g' -e 's/\/\/\/\/\//"/g') || echo nil) 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:24.260094 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:24.260662 tramp-send-command-and-read (1) # End of file during parsing: End of file during parsing, 
19:00:24.260947 tramp-send-command-and-read (1) # File error: ‘( (test -e /tmp/aaa.txt || test -h /tmp/aaa.txt) && (env QUOTING_STYLE=locale \stat -c '((/////%N/////) %h /////%U///// /////%G///// %X %Y %Z %s /////%A///// t %i -1)' /tmp/aaa.txt | sed -e 's/"/\\"/g' -e 's/\/\/\/\/\//"/g') || echo nil)’ does not return a valid Lisp expression: ‘’
19:00:24.264439 tramp-do-file-attributes-with-stat (5) # file attributes with stat: /tmp/
19:00:24.264845 tramp-send-command (6) # ( (test -e /tmp/ || test -h /tmp/) && (env QUOTING_STYLE=locale \stat -c '((/////%N/////) %h /////%U///// /////%G///// %X %Y %Z %s /////%A///// t %i -1)' /tmp/ | sed -e 's/"/\\"/g' -e 's/\/\/\/\/\//"/g') || echo nil) 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:24.275420 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
(("‘/tmp/aaa.txt’") 1 "phst" "group" 1589648101 1589648202 1589648202 28 "-rwx------" t 19141457 -1)
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:24.278446 tramp-do-file-attributes-with-stat (5) # file attributes with stat: /tmp/
19:00:24.278720 tramp-send-command (6) # ( (test -e /tmp/ || test -h /tmp/) && (env QUOTING_STYLE=locale \stat -c '((/////%N/////) %h %u %g %X %Y %Z %s /////%A///// t %i -1)' /tmp/ | sed -e 's/"/\\"/g' -e 's/\/\/\/\/\//"/g') || echo nil) 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:24.318651 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
(("‘/tmp/’") 45 "root" "root" 1589647900 1589648202 1589648202 258048 "drwxrwxrwt" t 19136513 -1)
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:24.332659 tramp-sh-handle-file-truename (4) # Finding true name for ‘/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt’
19:00:24.332978 tramp-send-command (6) # \readlink --canonicalize-missing /tmp/aaa.txt 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:24.333462 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
(("‘/tmp/’") 45 0 0 1589647900 1589648202 1589648202 258048 "drwxrwxrwt" t 19136513 -1)
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:24.335735 tramp-sh-handle-file-truename (4) # True name of ‘/tmp/aaa.txt’ is ‘(("‘/tmp/’") 45 0 0 1589647900 1589648202 1589648202 258048 "drwxrwxrwt" t 19136513 -1)’
19:00:24.336918 tramp-do-file-attributes-with-stat (5) # file attributes with stat: /home/phst/(("‘/tmp/’") 45 0 0 1589647900 1589648202 1589648202 258048 "drwxrwxrwt" t 19136513 -1)
19:00:24.337678 tramp-send-command (6) # ( (test -e /home/phst/\(\(\"\‘/tmp/\’\"\)\ 45\ 0\ 0\ 1589647900\ 1589648202\ 1589648202\ 258048\ \"drwxrwxrwt\"\ t\ 19136513\ -1\) || test -h /home/phst/\(\(\"\‘/tmp/\’\"\)\ 45\ 0\ 0\ 1589647900\ 1589648202\ 1589648202\ 258048\ \"drwxrwxrwt\"\ t\ 19136513\ -1\)) && (env QUOTING_STYLE=locale \stat -c '((/////%N/////) %h %u %g %X %Y %Z %s /////%A///// t %i -1)' /home/phst/\(\(\"\‘/tmp/\’\"\)\ 45\ 0\ 0\ 1589647900\ 1589648202\ 1589648202\ 258048\ \"drwxrwxrwt\"\ t\ 19136513\ -1\) | sed -e 's/"/\\"/g' -e 's/\/\/\/\/\//"/g') || echo nil) 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:24.371208 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
/tmp/aaa.txt
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:24.371743 tramp-convert-file-attributes (1) # Wrong type argument: "Wrong type argument", "listp /tmp/aaa.txt"
/tmp/aaa.txt
19:00:24.374570 tramp-sh-handle-write-region (3) # Encoding local file ‘/tmp/tramp.2D3sJJ.txt’ using ‘base64-encode-region’...
19:00:24.375639 tramp-sh-handle-write-region (3) # Encoding local file ‘/tmp/tramp.2D3sJJ.txt’ using ‘base64-encode-region’...done
19:00:24.376356 tramp-sh-handle-write-region (3) # Decoding remote file ‘/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt’ using ‘base64 -d -i >%s’...
19:00:24.376923 tramp-send-command (6) # base64 -d -i >/tmp/aaa.txt <<'3849061d8d7701c21894129e56a7abdb'
ICAgICBhIGEgYSBhCmEgIGFhCiggKQoKICAgYQo=
3849061d8d7701c21894129e56a7abdb
19:00:24.377966 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
nil
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:24.378571 tramp-send-command (6) # echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:24.417274 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:24.417459 tramp-send-command-and-check (1) # File error: Couldn’t find exit status of ‘nil’
19:00:24.417918 tramp-sh-handle-write-region (3) # Decoding remote file ‘/ssh:HOSTNAME:/tmp/aaa.txt’ using ‘base64 -d -i >%s’...failed
19:00:24.430936 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$
19:00:24.433067 tramp-sh-handle-file-truename (4) # True name of ‘/tmp/aaa.txt’ is ‘’
19:00:24.434035 tramp-do-file-attributes-with-stat (5) # file attributes with stat: /home/phst/
19:00:24.434340 tramp-send-command (6) # ( (test -e /home/phst/ || test -h /home/phst/) && (env QUOTING_STYLE=locale \stat -c '((/////%N/////) %h %u %g %X %Y %Z %s /////%A///// t %i -1)' /home/phst/ | sed -e 's/"/\\"/g' -e 's/\/\/\/\/\//"/g') || echo nil) 2>/dev/null; echo tramp_exit_status $?
19:00:24.481437 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) # 
(("‘/home/phst/’") 120 145471 89939 1589647041 1589647848 1589647848 16384 "drwx------" t 25958919 -1)
tramp_exit_status 0
///3fd45ca7347e13bbff44df1dfec2da79#$

Again some observations:

> Wrong type argument: "Wrong type argument", "listp /tmp/aaa.txt"

Apparently TRAMP doesn't correctly wait for the stat result and seems to
parse the output of readlink here?

> End of file during parsing: End of file during parsing,

Similary, TRAMP doesn't wait for the stat output and tries to parse an
empty string.

> True name of ‘/tmp/aaa.txt’ is ‘(("‘/tmp/’") 45 0 0 1589647900
> 1589648202 1589648202 258048 "drwxrwxrwt" t 19136513 -1)’

More out-of-order parsing: Here TRAMP attempts to parse the stat result
as a filename.  This is probably the source of the spurious filename
starting with (("‘tmp/’") ...

> File error: Couldn’t find exit status of ‘nil’

More out-of-order passing?

It seems likely that there are some bugs lurking in the TRAMP
implementation, especially related to the out-of-order passing:
apparently there are cases where TRAMP doesn't correctly wait for
command output to arrive and then parses the output of the previous
command.


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* bug#41333: 27.0.91; Spurious errors using TRAMP and auto-save-visited-mode
  2020-05-16 17:48 bug#41333: 27.0.91; Spurious errors using TRAMP and auto-save-visited-mode Philipp Stephani
@ 2022-06-06 13:36 ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
  2022-06-16 17:57   ` Philipp Stephani
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Lars Ingebrigtsen @ 2022-06-06 13:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Philipp Stephani; +Cc: 41333

Philipp Stephani <p.stephani2@gmail.com> writes:

> Some observations:
>
> - Several file-attributes invocations incorrectly return nil.  (Or does
>   TRAMP temporarily remove files to be written?)
>
> - Requesting attributes for the bogus file /ssh:HOSTNAME:(("‘/tmp/’") 45
>   0 0 1589649700 1589649799 1589649799 258048 "drwxrwxrwt" t 19136513
>   -1); i.e., TRAMP doesn't correctly parse the results to extract the
>   filename.

(I'm going through old bug reports that unfortunately weren't resolved
at the time.)

Do you still see these problems with the current trunk?

-- 
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
   bloggy blog: http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no





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* bug#41333: 27.0.91; Spurious errors using TRAMP and auto-save-visited-mode
  2022-06-06 13:36 ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
@ 2022-06-16 17:57   ` Philipp Stephani
  2022-06-17 12:01     ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Philipp Stephani @ 2022-06-16 17:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Lars Ingebrigtsen; +Cc: 41333

Am Mo., 6. Juni 2022 um 15:36 Uhr schrieb Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>:
>
> Philipp Stephani <p.stephani2@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > Some observations:
> >
> > - Several file-attributes invocations incorrectly return nil.  (Or does
> >   TRAMP temporarily remove files to be written?)
> >
> > - Requesting attributes for the bogus file /ssh:HOSTNAME:(("‘/tmp/’") 45
> >   0 0 1589649700 1589649799 1589649799 258048 "drwxrwxrwt" t 19136513
> >   -1); i.e., TRAMP doesn't correctly parse the results to extract the
> >   filename.
>
> (I'm going through old bug reports that unfortunately weren't resolved
> at the time.)
>
> Do you still see these problems with the current trunk?

I've stopped auto-save-visited-mode for remote files due to this bug,
and recently I've stopped using TRAMP altogether, so personally I
can't reproduce the problem any more. That doesn't mean the root cause
is fixed, though; maybe Michael can make some sense of the logs I
posted?





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* bug#41333: 27.0.91; Spurious errors using TRAMP and auto-save-visited-mode
  2022-06-16 17:57   ` Philipp Stephani
@ 2022-06-17 12:01     ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
  2022-06-22 15:27       ` Michael Albinus
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Lars Ingebrigtsen @ 2022-06-17 12:01 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Philipp Stephani; +Cc: 41333, Michael Albinus

Philipp Stephani <p.stephani2@gmail.com> writes:

> I've stopped auto-save-visited-mode for remote files due to this bug,
> and recently I've stopped using TRAMP altogether, so personally I
> can't reproduce the problem any more. That doesn't mean the root cause
> is fixed, though; maybe Michael can make some sense of the logs I
> posted?

Perhaps; I've now added Michael to the CCs.

-- 
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
   bloggy blog: http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no





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* bug#41333: 27.0.91; Spurious errors using TRAMP and auto-save-visited-mode
  2022-06-17 12:01     ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
@ 2022-06-22 15:27       ` Michael Albinus
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Michael Albinus @ 2022-06-22 15:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Lars Ingebrigtsen; +Cc: 41333, Philipp Stephani

Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:

Hi,

> Philipp Stephani <p.stephani2@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> I've stopped auto-save-visited-mode for remote files due to this bug,
>> and recently I've stopped using TRAMP altogether, so personally I
>> can't reproduce the problem any more. That doesn't mean the root cause
>> is fixed, though; maybe Michael can make some sense of the logs I
>> posted?
>
> Perhaps; I've now added Michael to the CCs.

I've played for a while with auto-save-visited-mode and remote files. I
couldn't reproduce the problem.

As said in the original message, it could depend on user customisation,
so there is no guarantee that the problem is gone.

auto-save-visited-mode works with an idle timer. This could always be a
source of problems, when timers do remote file operations while another
remote file operation is in progress. The observation in the original
report, that Tramp doesn't handle sent commands and the returned output
in order, is an indication of such a problem.

With Emacs 28, Tramp has tried better to detect interference of remote
file operations, and at least to report them if it isn't possible to
solve them. Perhaps this has improved the situation.

I'm sorry but w/o any more information I don't know what I could do
else. Perhaps we should close the bug, although it is not satisfying w/o
knowing what is/was up.

However, one possible counter measure is to disable
auto-save-visited-mode for remote files, as Philipp did in his
setup. Don't know whether this is acceptable, but given that we're
unsure whether Tramp works correctly here it might be the better option.

Best regards, Michael.





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2022-06-06 13:36 ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
2022-06-16 17:57   ` Philipp Stephani
2022-06-17 12:01     ` Lars Ingebrigtsen
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