I have a Kubernetes cluster which is running Django application within docker container served by uWSGI. The ingress controller is ingress-nginx (this one: https://github.com/kubernetes/ingress-nginx).

Recently I did an upgrade of the whole cluster from 1.9 to 1.11, and due to some issues I had to run kubeadm reset and kubeadm init again.

Since then (I guess), sometimes I'm getting weird 502 errors that are reported by the users: upstream prematurely closed connection while reading response header from upstream.

The biggest problem for me is that those requests are not visible in uWSGI logs within container so I have no idea what is happening.

Here is my uwsgi.ini file:


http =
# Django-related settings
# the base directory (full path)
chdir = /app
# Django's wsgi file
module = in_web_server.wsgi:application
pythonpath = /app

static-map = /static=/app/static

# process-related settings
# master
master = true
# maximum number of worker processes
processes = 10
# clear environment on exit
vacuum = true

# spooler setup
spooler = /spooler
spooler-processes = 2
spooler-frequency = 10

Dockerfile CMD: CMD ["/usr/local/bin/uwsgi", "--ini", "/app/in_web_server/docker/in/in_web_server_uwsgi.ini"]

Kubernetes Ingress:

apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
  name: in-debug
  namespace: in-debug
    nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/proxy-body-size: "0"
    nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/proxy-read-timeout: "3600"
    nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/proxy-send-timeout: "3600"
    nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/configuration-snippet: |
      if ($request_uri ~ "^[^?]*?//") {
          rewrite "^" $scheme://$host$uri permanent;
  - host: test-in
      - path: "/"
          serviceName: in-debug
          servicePort: 8000

Those errors are only for larger (but not very large) PUT requests. By larger I mean ~300KB, so it is not a big deal.

Also, the 502 error is returned after around 1 minute, so there is possibly some timeout issue. However I'm not able to locate it since there is no trace within uwsgi log. Any hints what I'm doing wrong?

  • Where you able to find it the solution @Djent? Is there a load balancer in front of Kubernetes? – Diego Gallegos Nov 5 '18 at 1:57
  • @DiegoGallegos ,Djent have you found a solution? – dina Dec 13 '18 at 14:24
  • No, I haven't found solution, but it stopped at some point. I have no idea what helped. – Djent Dec 14 '18 at 5:58

From https://monicalent.com/blog/2013/12/06/set-up-nginx-and-uwsgi/ I have found out "limit-as" option which restrict process virtual memory size and may be responsible for 502 error code with message "upstream prematurely closed connection".


Based on the issues (see the list below) I would recommend trying to turn off buffering, and experimenting with timeout values. For example, try to put them to the nginx-ingress controller config-map and remove them from the Ingress object configuration.

apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
  name: in-debug
  namespace: in-debug
    nginx.org/proxy-buffering: "False"

kind: ConfigMap
apiVersion: v1
  name: nginx-config
  proxy-connect-timeout: "600s"
  proxy-read-timeout: "600s"
  client-max-body-size: "5m"

Issues list:


  • Unfortunately, it doesn't help. None of it helps. – Djent Aug 30 '18 at 11:48

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