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Bug 1596989 - Pods which go in the Evicted state are automatically deleted after a while [NEEDINFO]
Summary: Pods which go in the Evicted state are automatically deleted after a while
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RFE
Version: 3.7.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Derek Carr
QA Contact: Xiaoli Tian
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-07-01 08:50 UTC by Madhusudan Upadhyay
Modified: 2019-04-16 11:23 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Madhusudan Upadhyay 2018-07-01 08:50:17 UTC
Proposed title of this feature request:
- Pods in Evicted state should be automatically deleted after a while

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
- Openshift Container Platform 3.7

Account name: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

CSM customer: yes

TAM customer: yes

Strategic Customer: yes

Nature and description of the request:
- The Customer needs a feature wherein the pods that go into the evicted state are automatically deleted rather than manually progressing towards the deletion.

Business and Functional Requirements:
- Pods staying on the node in Evicted state promote misleading outcomes 
- This creates confusion in user space

Is there already an existing RFE upstream or in Red Hat bugzilla: No

Does the customer have any specific timeline dependencies: No

Would the customer be able to assist in testing this functionality if implemented: Yes

Additional Info:
- For the ease of deleting the pods(if there are plethora of pods on a particular node in Evicted state) I composed a script which would aid in deleting the respective pods. 
- Script:
  >> oc delete pods `oc get pods  -o wide| grep "affected node name" | grep Evicted | gawk -F' ' '{ print $1 }'`  --force --grace-period=0

Please let me know if there is more to append to the RFE from the customer's side.

Comment 3 Derek Carr 2018-10-23 14:40:07 UTC
An evicted pod is no different than any other pod that has reached its terminal status.  Is the user creating these pods via a workload controller (deployment, job, etc.) or some other method of producing standalone pods?  Is the request to more aggressively delete terminal pods from the API server?

The pod garbage collector scans every time the --terminated-pod-gc-threshold is exceeded (defaults to 12500) and will delete the terminal pods (including those evicted) from the cluster.  This value can be adjusted in the controller manager arguments to a lower value for more aggressive deletion.

Any specific changes to handling delete of evicted pods via an alternative policy is not going to happen until kubernetes 1.14 at earliest, but a blanket option to just force-delete them will probably not satisfy all users since it results in loss of understanding why the eviction occurred.  It's possible having a more regular sweep of evicted pods in the pod-gc-controller to remove evicted pods every N period of time could suffice.

Comment 7 Mitchell Rollinson 2019-01-09 00:26:45 UTC
Hi folks,

Can we please have an update for this High Profile APAC cu?

Is there any additional information that you require?

Kind Regards


Comment 8 Madhusudan Upadhyay 2019-01-28 12:52:59 UTC
Hello Team, 

Can you please let me know if there is any information required to gain traction on the bugzilla.

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