Table of Contents

1. Mountfuck


Root cause

EBS uses single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) to provide volume attachments on Nitro-based instances using the NVMe specification. 
These devices rely on standard NVMe drivers on the operating system. 
These drivers typically discover attached devices by scanning the PCI bus during instance boot, and create device nodes based on the order in which the devices respond, not on how the devices are specified in the block device mapping. 
In Linux, NVMe device names follow the pattern /dev/nvme<x>n<y>, where <x> is the enumeration order, and, for EBS, <y> is 1. 
Occasionally, devices can respond to discovery in a different order in subsequent instance starts, which causes the device name to change.

So, if we use NVMe disk for some new types of AWS EC2, please note that the device name is nearly randomize after each reboot. It means if we have 2 NVMe disks on one EC2 vm, so we cannot know which device name delegate to which real disk.



We must config fstab (permanent mount) based on UUID / label like this

LABEL=cloudimg-rootfs  /   ext4  defaults,discard  0 0
UUID="c46cf311-d31b-41ce-bce5-5d8ad0a6b109" /var/lib/elasticsearch ext4 defaults,nofail  0 2

DON’T config based on device name like this fuck

LABEL=cloudimg-rootfs	/	 ext4	defaults,discard	0 0
/dev/nvme1n1p1 /var/lib/elasticsearch ext4 defaults,nofail  0 2

2. Jenkinsfuck


Mar 01, 2019 11:19:14 AM org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler$Context log
WARNING: Error while serving
    at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function$MethodFunction.invoke(
    at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.EatWhatYouKill.runTask(
    at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.EatWhatYouKill.doProduce(
    at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.EatWhatYouKill.tryProduce(
    at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.ReservedThreadExecutor$
Caused by: java.lang.NegativeArraySizeException
    at hudson.console.ConsoleNote.readFrom(
    at hudson.console.ConsoleAnnotationOutputStream.eol(
    at hudson.console.LineTransformationOutputStream.eol(

Root cause

Details of log: jenkins-NegativeArraySizeException-error.log

public class NegativeArraySizeException
extends RuntimeException

Thrown if an application tries to create an array with negative size.

Output of this running job is: too big and spawn too fast rarely that reach NegativeArraySize during entire log workflow from

  • ConsoleNote > ConsoleAnnotationOutputStream > FileLogStorage > ProxyOutputStream
  • to doProgressText and until doProgressiveHtml



Don’t panic, just wait, let them come then let them go. Wait until this fucking job DONE. Then issuse will….gone