How to get inside docker container and debug code with breakpoints?


Siddharth Jain
 

Very often I keep into running cryptic errors with Fabric. E.g., today I ran into this:
2019-10-25 00:20:00.915 UTC [orderer.common.server] Start -> PANI 003 Failed validating bootstrap block: initializing configtx manager failed: error converting config to map: Illegal characters in key: [Group]
panic: Failed validating bootstrap block: initializing configtx manager failed: error converting config to map: Illegal characters in key: [Group]

goroutine 1 [running]:
github.com/hyperledger/fabric/vendor/go.uber.org/zap/zapcore.(*CheckedEntry).Write(0xc000434a50, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/vendor/go.uber.org/zap/zapcore/entry.go:229 +0x515
github.com/hyperledger/fabric/vendor/go.uber.org/zap.(*SugaredLogger).log(0xc00000e1e8, 0xc0002c0c04, 0x103a88e, 0x25, 0xc000413d10, 0x1, 0x1, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/vendor/go.uber.org/zap/sugar.go:234 +0xf6
github.com/hyperledger/fabric/vendor/go.uber.org/zap.(*SugaredLogger).Panicf(0xc00000e1e8, 0x103a88e, 0x25, 0xc000413d10, 0x1, 0x1)
/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/vendor/go.uber.org/zap/sugar.go:159 +0x79
github.com/hyperledger/fabric/common/flogging.(*FabricLogger).Panicf(0xc00000e1f0, 0x103a88e, 0x25, 0xc000413d10, 0x1, 0x1)
/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/common/flogging/zap.go:74 +0x60
github.com/hyperledger/fabric/orderer/common/server.Start(0x1018e03, 0x5, 0xc000437200)
/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/orderer/common/server/main.go:98 +0xcd
github.com/hyperledger/fabric/orderer/common/server.Main()
/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/orderer/common/server/main.go:91 +0x1ce
main.main()
/opt/gopath/src/github.com/hyperledger/fabric/orderer/main.go:15 +0x20

With these kinds of errors, its not possible to know what caused it just by looking at trace above and I am helpless what to do next. So I am wondering if there is a way for me to log into the container and be able to debug with a debugger (like the way we could do using gdb or ddd)? Would appreciate step by step instructions please which can be followed by a poor man like me (not hand wavy answers)

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