Upgrade failed, "FAILED TO BOOTSTRAP", error 137

I upgrade regularly (every month or so), and haven’t had an issue like this that prevented building. My server is currently inaccessible.

I would say I have a pretty standard install. There is ample free disk space. discourse-doctor didn’t produce any errors or things that looked suspicious. Nothing about the system has changed. A git pull was performed before attempting launcher rebuild app. If more info is needed for a proper diagnosis, let me know. I’m not quite sure from the log what the issue is. If someone more familiar with this software can take a look, I’d appreciate it.

Here are the plugins I’m using:

          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/docker_manager.git
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-akismet.git
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-spoiler-alert.git
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-yearly-review.git
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-patreon
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-solved
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-github
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-checklist
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-tooltips.git
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-docs
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-user-notes
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-math
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-chat-integration
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-encrypt.git
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-footnote
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-follow
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-push-notifications

Here is the end of my build log:

I, [2022-10-12T15:47:04.673293 #1]  INFO -- : > cd /var/www/discourse && su discourse -c 'LOAD_PLUGINS=0 bundle exec rake plugin:pull_compatible_all'
I, [2022-10-12T15:47:09.943126 #1]  INFO -- : discourse-math is already at latest compatible version
discourse-chat-integration is already at latest compatible version
discourse-spoiler-alert is already at latest compatible version
discourse-encrypt is already at latest compatible version
discourse-tooltips is already at latest compatible version
discourse-follow is already at latest compatible version
docker_manager is already at latest compatible version
discourse-github is already at latest compatible version
discourse-push-notifications is already at latest compatible version
discourse-solved is already at latest compatible version
discourse-akismet is already at latest compatible version
discourse-footnote is already at latest compatible version
discourse-yearly-review is already at latest compatible version
discourse-checklist is already at latest compatible version
discourse-patreon is already at latest compatible version
discourse-docs is already at latest compatible version
discourse-user-notes is already at latest compatible version

I, [2022-10-12T15:47:09.944907 #1]  INFO -- : > cd /var/www/discourse && su discourse -c 'bundle exec rake db:migrate'
I, [2022-10-12T15:47:23.023114 #1]  INFO -- : gem install sawyer -v 0.9.2 -i /var/www/discourse/plugins/discourse-github/gems/2.7.6 --no-document --ignore-dependencies --no-user-install
Successfully installed sawyer-0.9.2
1 gem installed
gem install octokit -v 5.6.1 -i /var/www/discourse/plugins/discourse-github/gems/2.7.6 --no-document --ignore-dependencies --no-user-install
Successfully installed octokit-5.6.1
1 gem installed

I, [2022-10-12T15:47:23.024237 #1]  INFO -- : > cd /var/www/discourse && su discourse -c 'bundle exec rake themes:update assets:precompile'
103:M 12 Oct 2022 15:47:34.098 * 100 changes in 300 seconds. Saving...
103:M 12 Oct 2022 15:47:34.102 * Background saving started by pid 1695
1695:C 12 Oct 2022 15:47:34.384 * DB saved on disk
1695:C 12 Oct 2022 15:47:34.386 * RDB: 0 MB of memory used by copy-on-write
103:M 12 Oct 2022 15:47:34.407 * Background saving terminated with success
- Building
- Building
- building...
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The "loose" option must be the same for @babel/plugin-proposal-class-properties, @babel/plugin-proposal-private-methods and @babel/plugin-proposal-private-property-in-object (when they are enabled): you can silence this warning by explicitly adding
        ["@babel/plugin-proposal-private-property-in-object", { "loose": true }]
to the "plugins" section of your Babel config.
Though the "loose" option was set to "false" in your @babel/preset-env config, it will not be used for @babel/plugin-proposal-private-methods since the "loose" mode option was set to "true" for @babel/plugin-proposal-private-property-in-object.
The "loose" option must be the same for @babel/plugin-proposal-class-properties, @babel/plugin-proposal-private-methods and @babel/plugin-proposal-private-property-in-object (when they are enabled): you can silence this warning by explicitly adding
        ["@babel/plugin-proposal-private-methods", { "loose": true }]
to the "plugins" section of your Babel config.
[WARN] (broccoli-terser-sourcemap) Minifying "assets/discourse.js" took: 26102ms (more than 20,000ms)
Killed
error Command failed with exit code 137.
I, [2022-10-12T15:51:18.234000 #1]  INFO -- : Checking 'discourse-homepage-feature-component' for 'default'... up to date
Checking 'Versatile Banner' for 'default'... up to date
Checking 'Custom Header Links' for 'default'... yarn run v1.22.19
$ /var/www/discourse/app/assets/javascripts/node_modules/.bin/ember build -prod
Environment: production
info Visit https://yarnpkg.com/en/docs/cli/run for documentation about this command.

I, [2022-10-12T15:51:18.245871 #1]  INFO -- : Terminating async processes
I, [2022-10-12T15:51:18.246532 #1]  INFO -- : Sending INT to HOME=/var/lib/postgresql USER=postgres exec chpst -u postgres:postgres:ssl-cert -U postgres:postgres:ssl-cert /usr/lib/postgresql/13/bin/postmaster -D /etc/postgresql/13/main pid: 42
I, [2022-10-12T15:51:18.247499 #1]  INFO -- : Sending TERM to exec chpst -u redis -U redis /usr/bin/redis-server /etc/redis/redis.conf pid: 103
103:signal-handler (1665589878) Received SIGTERM scheduling shutdown...
2022-10-12 15:51:18.249 UTC [42] LOG:  received fast shutdown request
103:M 12 Oct 2022 15:51:18.327 # User requested shutdown...
103:M 12 Oct 2022 15:51:18.327 * Saving the final RDB snapshot before exiting.
2022-10-12 15:51:19.052 UTC [42] LOG:  aborting any active transactions
2022-10-12 15:51:19.100 UTC [42] LOG:  background worker "logical replication launcher" (PID 51) exited with exit code 1
2022-10-12 15:51:19.102 UTC [46] LOG:  shutting down
2022-10-12 15:51:19.188 UTC [42] LOG:  database system is shut down
103:M 12 Oct 2022 15:51:20.072 * DB saved on disk
103:M 12 Oct 2022 15:51:20.073 # Redis is now ready to exit, bye bye...


FAILED
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Pups::ExecError: cd /var/www/discourse && su discourse -c 'bundle exec rake themes:update assets:precompile' failed with return #<Process::Status: pid 1601 exit 137>
Location of failure: /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.7.0/gems/pups-1.1.1/lib/pups/exec_command.rb:117:in `spawn'
exec failed with the params {"cd"=>"$home", "hook"=>"assets_precompile", "cmd"=>["su discourse -c 'bundle exec rake themes:update assets:precompile'"]}
bootstrap failed with exit code 137
** FAILED TO BOOTSTRAP ** please scroll up and look for earlier error messages, there may be more than one.
./discourse-doctor may help diagnose the problem.
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I think error 137 is not enough memory. Did you do a standard install and let it add some swap when it gave you the option?

There’s a pretty informative discussion about a similar error in this topic, if it sounds like it could be the case:

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I don’t recall, but it’s a VSP with 2 GB mem and 2 GB swap.

$ free -h
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:          1.9Gi       688Mi        64Mi        33Mi       1.2Gi       1.1Gi
Swap:         2.0Gi       1.0Gi       1.0Gi

Heya! :wave:

Could you do free -h, and share the output? :slight_smile:

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I edited my last post.

This seems the likely culprit. I’ve been clearing disk space and upgrading via apt, and after a reboot, I built again and it actually completed. Although there were package changes, I think the reboot restored just enough ram/swap to let the build finish. Interestingly, I’ve had to stop upgrading via the UI because of low memory (I exclusively do it from the command line), but I’ve never had a build fail at the command line. I’ll see about increasing my swap another 1 GB to prevent this in the future and see if I can restore my ability to upgrade via the UI.

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Just one more update. I’ve had to wait since I upgraded to have a new upgrade to test with. Previously, upgrading via the UI was not possible, as it would also crash mid-upgrade, due to low RAM. I was able to just successfully upgrade via the UI after fixing this command line build issue by increasing the swapfile size. Thanks for the help.

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