[bug#36952] machine: Implement 'roll-back-machine'.
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Jakob L. Kreuze Aug. 7, 2019, 12:42 p.m. UTC
* gnu/machine.scm (roll-back-machine, &deploy-error, deploy-error?)
(deploy-error-should-roll-back)
(deploy-error-captured-args): New variable.
* gnu/machine/ssh.scm (roll-back-managed-host): New variable.
* guix/scripts/deploy.scm (guix-deploy): Roll-back systems when a
deployment fails.
---
 gnu/machine.scm         | 27 ++++++++++++++-
 gnu/machine/ssh.scm     | 75 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 guix/remote.scm         |  1 +
 guix/scripts/deploy.scm | 17 ++++++++--
 4 files changed, 114 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

Comments

Christopher Lemmer Webber Aug. 7, 2019, 8:11 p.m. UTC | #1
I don't notice any obvious bugs, but I'm not fully confident in my
ability to catch them here.  Another set of eyes might help.

This doesn't apply on top of current master though; could you rebase?

Jakob L. Kreuze writes:

> * gnu/machine.scm (roll-back-machine, &deploy-error, deploy-error?)
> (deploy-error-should-roll-back)
> (deploy-error-captured-args): New variable.
> * gnu/machine/ssh.scm (roll-back-managed-host): New variable.
> * guix/scripts/deploy.scm (guix-deploy): Roll-back systems when a
> deployment fails.
> ---
>  gnu/machine.scm         | 27 ++++++++++++++-
>  gnu/machine/ssh.scm     | 75 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
>  guix/remote.scm         |  1 +
>  guix/scripts/deploy.scm | 17 ++++++++--
>  4 files changed, 114 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/gnu/machine.scm b/gnu/machine.scm
> index 30ae97f6ec..05b03b21d4 100644
> --- a/gnu/machine.scm
> +++ b/gnu/machine.scm
> @@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
>    #:use-module (guix records)
>    #:use-module (guix store)
>    #:use-module ((guix utils) #:select (source-properties->location))
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-35)
>    #:export (environment-type
>              environment-type?
>              environment-type-name
> @@ -40,7 +41,13 @@
>              machine-display-name
>  
>              deploy-machine
> -            machine-remote-eval))
> +            roll-back-machine
> +            machine-remote-eval
> +
> +            &deploy-error
> +            deploy-error?
> +            deploy-error-should-roll-back
> +            deploy-error-captured-args))
>  
>  ;;; Commentary:
>  ;;;
> @@ -66,6 +73,7 @@
>    ;; of the form '(machine-remote-eval machine exp)'.
>    (machine-remote-eval environment-type-machine-remote-eval) ; procedure
>    (deploy-machine      environment-type-deploy-machine)      ; procedure
> +  (roll-back-machine   environment-type-roll-back-machine)   ; procedure
>  
>    ;; Metadata.
>    (name        environment-type-name)       ; symbol
> @@ -105,3 +113,20 @@ are built and deployed to MACHINE beforehand."
>  MACHINE, activating it on MACHINE and switching MACHINE to the new generation."
>    (let ((environment (machine-environment machine)))
>      ((environment-type-deploy-machine environment) machine)))
> +
> +(define (roll-back-machine machine)
> +  "Monadic procedure rolling back to the previous system generation on
> +MACHINE. Return the number of the generation that was current before switching
> +and the new generation number."
> +  (let ((environment (machine-environment machine)))
> +    ((environment-type-roll-back-machine environment) machine)))
> +
> +
> +;;;
> +;;; Error types.
> +;;;
> +
> +(define-condition-type &deploy-error &error
> +  deploy-error?
> +  (should-roll-back deploy-error-should-roll-back)
> +  (captured-args deploy-error-captured-args))
> diff --git a/gnu/machine/ssh.scm b/gnu/machine/ssh.scm
> index 274d56db26..ae312597dd 100644
> --- a/gnu/machine/ssh.scm
> +++ b/gnu/machine/ssh.scm
> @@ -17,6 +17,7 @@
>  ;;; along with GNU Guix.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
>  
>  (define-module (gnu machine ssh)
> +  #:use-module (gnu bootloader)
>    #:use-module (gnu machine)
>    #:autoload   (gnu packages gnupg) (guile-gcrypt)
>    #:use-module (gnu system)
> @@ -34,8 +35,10 @@
>    #:use-module (guix store)
>    #:use-module (guix utils)
>    #:use-module (ice-9 match)
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-19)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-26)
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-34)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-35)
>    #:export (managed-host-environment-type
>  
> @@ -304,6 +307,18 @@ of MACHINE's system profile, ordered from most recent to oldest."
>                             (boot-parameters-kernel-arguments params))))))))
>            generations))))
>  
> +(define-syntax-rule (with-roll-back should-roll-back? mbody ...)
> +  "Catch exceptions that arise when binding MBODY, a monadic expression in
> +%STORE-MONAD, and collect their arguments in a &deploy-error condition, with
> +the 'should-roll-back' field set to SHOULD-ROLL-BACK?"
> +  (catch #t
> +    (lambda ()
> +      mbody ...)
> +    (lambda args
> +      (raise (condition (&deploy-error
> +                         (should-roll-back should-roll-back?)
> +                         (captured-args args)))))))
> +
>  (define (deploy-managed-host machine)
>    "Internal implementation of 'deploy-machine' for MACHINE instances with an
>  environment type of 'managed-host."
> @@ -316,9 +331,62 @@ environment type of 'managed-host."
>             (bootloader-configuration (operating-system-bootloader os))
>             (bootcfg (operating-system-bootcfg os menu-entries)))
>        (mbegin %store-monad
> -        (switch-to-system eval os)
> -        (upgrade-shepherd-services eval os)
> -        (install-bootloader eval bootloader-configuration bootcfg)))))
> +        (with-roll-back #f
> +          (switch-to-system eval os))
> +        (with-roll-back #t
> +          (mbegin %store-monad
> +            (upgrade-shepherd-services eval os)
> +            (install-bootloader eval bootloader-configuration bootcfg)))))))
> +
> +
> +;;;
> +;;; Roll-back.
> +;;;
> +
> +(define (roll-back-managed-host machine)
> +  "Internal implementation of 'roll-back-machine' for MACHINE instances with
> +an environment type of 'managed-host."
> +  (define remote-exp
> +    (with-extensions (list guile-gcrypt)
> +      (with-imported-modules (source-module-closure '((guix config)
> +                                                      (guix profiles)))
> +        #~(begin
> +            (use-modules (guix config)
> +                         (guix profiles))
> +
> +            (define %system-profile
> +              (string-append %state-directory "/profiles/system"))
> +
> +            (define target-generation
> +              (relative-generation-spec->number %system-profile "-1"))
> +
> +            (if target-generation
> +                (switch-to-generation %system-profile target-generation)
> +                'error)))))
> +
> +  (define roll-back-failure
> +    (condition (&message (message (G_ "could not roll-back machine")))))
> +
> +  (mlet* %store-monad ((boot-parameters (machine-boot-parameters machine))
> +                       (_ -> (if (< (length boot-parameters) 2)
> +                                 (raise roll-back-failure)))
> +                       (entries -> (map boot-parameters->menu-entry
> +                                        (list (second boot-parameters))))
> +                       (old-entries -> (map boot-parameters->menu-entry
> +                                            (drop boot-parameters 2)))
> +                       (bootloader -> (operating-system-bootloader
> +                                       (machine-operating-system machine)))
> +                       (bootcfg (lower-object
> +                                 ((bootloader-configuration-file-generator
> +                                   (bootloader-configuration-bootloader
> +                                    bootloader))
> +                                  bootloader entries
> +                                  #:old-entries old-entries)))
> +                       (eval -> (cut machine-remote-eval machine <>))
> +                       (remote-result (machine-remote-eval machine
> +                                                           remote-exp)))
> +    (when (eqv? 'error remote-result)
> +      (raise roll-back-failure))))
>  
>  
>  ;;;
> @@ -329,6 +397,7 @@ environment type of 'managed-host."
>    (environment-type
>     (machine-remote-eval managed-host-remote-eval)
>     (deploy-machine      deploy-managed-host)
> +   (roll-back-machine   roll-back-managed-host)
>     (name                'managed-host-environment-type)
>     (description         "Provisioning for machines that are accessible over SSH
>  and have a known host-name. This entails little more than maintaining an SSH
> diff --git a/guix/remote.scm b/guix/remote.scm
> index 0a0bdaf30b..d5738ebbfa 100644
> --- a/guix/remote.scm
> +++ b/guix/remote.scm
> @@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
>    #:use-module (guix monads)
>    #:use-module (guix modules)
>    #:use-module (guix derivations)
> +  #:use-module (guix utils)
>    #:use-module (ssh popen)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
>    #:use-module (ice-9 match)
> diff --git a/guix/scripts/deploy.scm b/guix/scripts/deploy.scm
> index 52d5e1e1da..bc1d93a93a 100644
> --- a/guix/scripts/deploy.scm
> +++ b/guix/scripts/deploy.scm
> @@ -27,6 +27,8 @@
>    #:use-module (guix grafts)
>    #:use-module (ice-9 format)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-34)
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-35)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-37)
>    #:export (guix-deploy))
>  
> @@ -84,7 +86,18 @@ Perform the deployment specified by FILE.\n"))
>      (with-store store
>        (set-build-options-from-command-line store opts)
>        (for-each (lambda (machine)
> -                  (info (G_ "deploying to ~a...") (machine-display-name machine))
> +                  (info (G_ "deploying to ~a...~%")
> +                        (machine-display-name machine))
>                    (parameterize ((%graft? (assq-ref opts 'graft?)))
> -                    (run-with-store store (deploy-machine machine))))
> +                    (guard (c ((message-condition? c)
> +                               (report-error (G_ "failed to deploy ~a: '~a'~%")
> +                                             (machine-display-name machine)
> +                                             (condition-message c)))
> +                              ((deploy-error? c)
> +                               (when (deploy-error-should-roll-back c)
> +                                 (info (G_ "rolling back ~a...~%")
> +                                       (machine-display-name machine))
> +                                 (run-with-store store (roll-back-machine machine)))
> +                               (apply throw (deploy-error-captured-args c))))
> +                      (run-with-store store (deploy-machine machine)))))
>                  machines))))
Christopher Lemmer Webber Aug. 14, 2019, 8:49 p.m. UTC | #2
Looks good.  Will merge when in patch series form.

Jakob L. Kreuze writes:

> * gnu/machine.scm (roll-back-machine, &deploy-error, deploy-error?)
> (deploy-error-should-roll-back)
> (deploy-error-captured-args): New variable.
> * gnu/machine/ssh.scm (roll-back-managed-host): New variable.
> * guix/scripts/deploy.scm (guix-deploy): Roll-back systems when a
> deployment fails.
> ---
>  gnu/machine.scm         | 27 ++++++++++++++-
>  gnu/machine/ssh.scm     | 75 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
>  guix/remote.scm         |  1 +
>  guix/scripts/deploy.scm | 17 ++++++++--
>  4 files changed, 114 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/gnu/machine.scm b/gnu/machine.scm
> index 30ae97f6ec..05b03b21d4 100644
> --- a/gnu/machine.scm
> +++ b/gnu/machine.scm
> @@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
>    #:use-module (guix records)
>    #:use-module (guix store)
>    #:use-module ((guix utils) #:select (source-properties->location))
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-35)
>    #:export (environment-type
>              environment-type?
>              environment-type-name
> @@ -40,7 +41,13 @@
>              machine-display-name
>  
>              deploy-machine
> -            machine-remote-eval))
> +            roll-back-machine
> +            machine-remote-eval
> +
> +            &deploy-error
> +            deploy-error?
> +            deploy-error-should-roll-back
> +            deploy-error-captured-args))
>  
>  ;;; Commentary:
>  ;;;
> @@ -66,6 +73,7 @@
>    ;; of the form '(machine-remote-eval machine exp)'.
>    (machine-remote-eval environment-type-machine-remote-eval) ; procedure
>    (deploy-machine      environment-type-deploy-machine)      ; procedure
> +  (roll-back-machine   environment-type-roll-back-machine)   ; procedure
>  
>    ;; Metadata.
>    (name        environment-type-name)       ; symbol
> @@ -105,3 +113,20 @@ are built and deployed to MACHINE beforehand."
>  MACHINE, activating it on MACHINE and switching MACHINE to the new generation."
>    (let ((environment (machine-environment machine)))
>      ((environment-type-deploy-machine environment) machine)))
> +
> +(define (roll-back-machine machine)
> +  "Monadic procedure rolling back to the previous system generation on
> +MACHINE. Return the number of the generation that was current before switching
> +and the new generation number."
> +  (let ((environment (machine-environment machine)))
> +    ((environment-type-roll-back-machine environment) machine)))
> +
> +
> +;;;
> +;;; Error types.
> +;;;
> +
> +(define-condition-type &deploy-error &error
> +  deploy-error?
> +  (should-roll-back deploy-error-should-roll-back)
> +  (captured-args deploy-error-captured-args))
> diff --git a/gnu/machine/ssh.scm b/gnu/machine/ssh.scm
> index 274d56db26..ae312597dd 100644
> --- a/gnu/machine/ssh.scm
> +++ b/gnu/machine/ssh.scm
> @@ -17,6 +17,7 @@
>  ;;; along with GNU Guix.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
>  
>  (define-module (gnu machine ssh)
> +  #:use-module (gnu bootloader)
>    #:use-module (gnu machine)
>    #:autoload   (gnu packages gnupg) (guile-gcrypt)
>    #:use-module (gnu system)
> @@ -34,8 +35,10 @@
>    #:use-module (guix store)
>    #:use-module (guix utils)
>    #:use-module (ice-9 match)
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-19)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-26)
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-34)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-35)
>    #:export (managed-host-environment-type
>  
> @@ -304,6 +307,18 @@ of MACHINE's system profile, ordered from most recent to oldest."
>                             (boot-parameters-kernel-arguments params))))))))
>            generations))))
>  
> +(define-syntax-rule (with-roll-back should-roll-back? mbody ...)
> +  "Catch exceptions that arise when binding MBODY, a monadic expression in
> +%STORE-MONAD, and collect their arguments in a &deploy-error condition, with
> +the 'should-roll-back' field set to SHOULD-ROLL-BACK?"
> +  (catch #t
> +    (lambda ()
> +      mbody ...)
> +    (lambda args
> +      (raise (condition (&deploy-error
> +                         (should-roll-back should-roll-back?)
> +                         (captured-args args)))))))
> +
>  (define (deploy-managed-host machine)
>    "Internal implementation of 'deploy-machine' for MACHINE instances with an
>  environment type of 'managed-host."
> @@ -316,9 +331,62 @@ environment type of 'managed-host."
>             (bootloader-configuration (operating-system-bootloader os))
>             (bootcfg (operating-system-bootcfg os menu-entries)))
>        (mbegin %store-monad
> -        (switch-to-system eval os)
> -        (upgrade-shepherd-services eval os)
> -        (install-bootloader eval bootloader-configuration bootcfg)))))
> +        (with-roll-back #f
> +          (switch-to-system eval os))
> +        (with-roll-back #t
> +          (mbegin %store-monad
> +            (upgrade-shepherd-services eval os)
> +            (install-bootloader eval bootloader-configuration bootcfg)))))))
> +
> +
> +;;;
> +;;; Roll-back.
> +;;;
> +
> +(define (roll-back-managed-host machine)
> +  "Internal implementation of 'roll-back-machine' for MACHINE instances with
> +an environment type of 'managed-host."
> +  (define remote-exp
> +    (with-extensions (list guile-gcrypt)
> +      (with-imported-modules (source-module-closure '((guix config)
> +                                                      (guix profiles)))
> +        #~(begin
> +            (use-modules (guix config)
> +                         (guix profiles))
> +
> +            (define %system-profile
> +              (string-append %state-directory "/profiles/system"))
> +
> +            (define target-generation
> +              (relative-generation-spec->number %system-profile "-1"))
> +
> +            (if target-generation
> +                (switch-to-generation %system-profile target-generation)
> +                'error)))))
> +
> +  (define roll-back-failure
> +    (condition (&message (message (G_ "could not roll-back machine")))))
> +
> +  (mlet* %store-monad ((boot-parameters (machine-boot-parameters machine))
> +                       (_ -> (if (< (length boot-parameters) 2)
> +                                 (raise roll-back-failure)))
> +                       (entries -> (map boot-parameters->menu-entry
> +                                        (list (second boot-parameters))))
> +                       (old-entries -> (map boot-parameters->menu-entry
> +                                            (drop boot-parameters 2)))
> +                       (bootloader -> (operating-system-bootloader
> +                                       (machine-operating-system machine)))
> +                       (bootcfg (lower-object
> +                                 ((bootloader-configuration-file-generator
> +                                   (bootloader-configuration-bootloader
> +                                    bootloader))
> +                                  bootloader entries
> +                                  #:old-entries old-entries)))
> +                       (eval -> (cut machine-remote-eval machine <>))
> +                       (remote-result (machine-remote-eval machine
> +                                                           remote-exp)))
> +    (when (eqv? 'error remote-result)
> +      (raise roll-back-failure))))
>  
>  
>  ;;;
> @@ -329,6 +397,7 @@ environment type of 'managed-host."
>    (environment-type
>     (machine-remote-eval managed-host-remote-eval)
>     (deploy-machine      deploy-managed-host)
> +   (roll-back-machine   roll-back-managed-host)
>     (name                'managed-host-environment-type)
>     (description         "Provisioning for machines that are accessible over SSH
>  and have a known host-name. This entails little more than maintaining an SSH
> diff --git a/guix/remote.scm b/guix/remote.scm
> index 0a0bdaf30b..d5738ebbfa 100644
> --- a/guix/remote.scm
> +++ b/guix/remote.scm
> @@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
>    #:use-module (guix monads)
>    #:use-module (guix modules)
>    #:use-module (guix derivations)
> +  #:use-module (guix utils)
>    #:use-module (ssh popen)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
>    #:use-module (ice-9 match)
> diff --git a/guix/scripts/deploy.scm b/guix/scripts/deploy.scm
> index 52d5e1e1da..bc1d93a93a 100644
> --- a/guix/scripts/deploy.scm
> +++ b/guix/scripts/deploy.scm
> @@ -27,6 +27,8 @@
>    #:use-module (guix grafts)
>    #:use-module (ice-9 format)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-34)
> +  #:use-module (srfi srfi-35)
>    #:use-module (srfi srfi-37)
>    #:export (guix-deploy))
>  
> @@ -84,7 +86,18 @@ Perform the deployment specified by FILE.\n"))
>      (with-store store
>        (set-build-options-from-command-line store opts)
>        (for-each (lambda (machine)
> -                  (info (G_ "deploying to ~a...") (machine-display-name machine))
> +                  (info (G_ "deploying to ~a...~%")
> +                        (machine-display-name machine))
>                    (parameterize ((%graft? (assq-ref opts 'graft?)))
> -                    (run-with-store store (deploy-machine machine))))
> +                    (guard (c ((message-condition? c)
> +                               (report-error (G_ "failed to deploy ~a: '~a'~%")
> +                                             (machine-display-name machine)
> +                                             (condition-message c)))
> +                              ((deploy-error? c)
> +                               (when (deploy-error-should-roll-back c)
> +                                 (info (G_ "rolling back ~a...~%")
> +                                       (machine-display-name machine))
> +                                 (run-with-store store (roll-back-machine machine)))
> +                               (apply throw (deploy-error-captured-args c))))
> +                      (run-with-store store (deploy-machine machine)))))
>                  machines))))
Christopher Lemmer Webber Aug. 15, 2019, 11:45 a.m. UTC | #3
Merged and pushed!

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diff --git a/gnu/machine.scm b/gnu/machine.scm
index 30ae97f6ec..05b03b21d4 100644
--- a/gnu/machine.scm
+++ b/gnu/machine.scm
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ 
   #:use-module (guix records)
   #:use-module (guix store)
   #:use-module ((guix utils) #:select (source-properties->location))
+  #:use-module (srfi srfi-35)
   #:export (environment-type
             environment-type?
             environment-type-name
@@ -40,7 +41,13 @@ 
             machine-display-name
 
             deploy-machine
-            machine-remote-eval))
+            roll-back-machine
+            machine-remote-eval
+
+            &deploy-error
+            deploy-error?
+            deploy-error-should-roll-back
+            deploy-error-captured-args))
 
 ;;; Commentary:
 ;;;
@@ -66,6 +73,7 @@ 
   ;; of the form '(machine-remote-eval machine exp)'.
   (machine-remote-eval environment-type-machine-remote-eval) ; procedure
   (deploy-machine      environment-type-deploy-machine)      ; procedure
+  (roll-back-machine   environment-type-roll-back-machine)   ; procedure
 
   ;; Metadata.
   (name        environment-type-name)       ; symbol
@@ -105,3 +113,20 @@  are built and deployed to MACHINE beforehand."
 MACHINE, activating it on MACHINE and switching MACHINE to the new generation."
   (let ((environment (machine-environment machine)))
     ((environment-type-deploy-machine environment) machine)))
+
+(define (roll-back-machine machine)
+  "Monadic procedure rolling back to the previous system generation on
+MACHINE. Return the number of the generation that was current before switching
+and the new generation number."
+  (let ((environment (machine-environment machine)))
+    ((environment-type-roll-back-machine environment) machine)))
+
+
+;;;
+;;; Error types.
+;;;
+
+(define-condition-type &deploy-error &error
+  deploy-error?
+  (should-roll-back deploy-error-should-roll-back)
+  (captured-args deploy-error-captured-args))
diff --git a/gnu/machine/ssh.scm b/gnu/machine/ssh.scm
index 274d56db26..ae312597dd 100644
--- a/gnu/machine/ssh.scm
+++ b/gnu/machine/ssh.scm
@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@ 
 ;;; along with GNU Guix.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
 
 (define-module (gnu machine ssh)
+  #:use-module (gnu bootloader)
   #:use-module (gnu machine)
   #:autoload   (gnu packages gnupg) (guile-gcrypt)
   #:use-module (gnu system)
@@ -34,8 +35,10 @@ 
   #:use-module (guix store)
   #:use-module (guix utils)
   #:use-module (ice-9 match)
+  #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
   #:use-module (srfi srfi-19)
   #:use-module (srfi srfi-26)
+  #:use-module (srfi srfi-34)
   #:use-module (srfi srfi-35)
   #:export (managed-host-environment-type
 
@@ -304,6 +307,18 @@  of MACHINE's system profile, ordered from most recent to oldest."
                            (boot-parameters-kernel-arguments params))))))))
           generations))))
 
+(define-syntax-rule (with-roll-back should-roll-back? mbody ...)
+  "Catch exceptions that arise when binding MBODY, a monadic expression in
+%STORE-MONAD, and collect their arguments in a &deploy-error condition, with
+the 'should-roll-back' field set to SHOULD-ROLL-BACK?"
+  (catch #t
+    (lambda ()
+      mbody ...)
+    (lambda args
+      (raise (condition (&deploy-error
+                         (should-roll-back should-roll-back?)
+                         (captured-args args)))))))
+
 (define (deploy-managed-host machine)
   "Internal implementation of 'deploy-machine' for MACHINE instances with an
 environment type of 'managed-host."
@@ -316,9 +331,62 @@  environment type of 'managed-host."
            (bootloader-configuration (operating-system-bootloader os))
            (bootcfg (operating-system-bootcfg os menu-entries)))
       (mbegin %store-monad
-        (switch-to-system eval os)
-        (upgrade-shepherd-services eval os)
-        (install-bootloader eval bootloader-configuration bootcfg)))))
+        (with-roll-back #f
+          (switch-to-system eval os))
+        (with-roll-back #t
+          (mbegin %store-monad
+            (upgrade-shepherd-services eval os)
+            (install-bootloader eval bootloader-configuration bootcfg)))))))
+
+
+;;;
+;;; Roll-back.
+;;;
+
+(define (roll-back-managed-host machine)
+  "Internal implementation of 'roll-back-machine' for MACHINE instances with
+an environment type of 'managed-host."
+  (define remote-exp
+    (with-extensions (list guile-gcrypt)
+      (with-imported-modules (source-module-closure '((guix config)
+                                                      (guix profiles)))
+        #~(begin
+            (use-modules (guix config)
+                         (guix profiles))
+
+            (define %system-profile
+              (string-append %state-directory "/profiles/system"))
+
+            (define target-generation
+              (relative-generation-spec->number %system-profile "-1"))
+
+            (if target-generation
+                (switch-to-generation %system-profile target-generation)
+                'error)))))
+
+  (define roll-back-failure
+    (condition (&message (message (G_ "could not roll-back machine")))))
+
+  (mlet* %store-monad ((boot-parameters (machine-boot-parameters machine))
+                       (_ -> (if (< (length boot-parameters) 2)
+                                 (raise roll-back-failure)))
+                       (entries -> (map boot-parameters->menu-entry
+                                        (list (second boot-parameters))))
+                       (old-entries -> (map boot-parameters->menu-entry
+                                            (drop boot-parameters 2)))
+                       (bootloader -> (operating-system-bootloader
+                                       (machine-operating-system machine)))
+                       (bootcfg (lower-object
+                                 ((bootloader-configuration-file-generator
+                                   (bootloader-configuration-bootloader
+                                    bootloader))
+                                  bootloader entries
+                                  #:old-entries old-entries)))
+                       (eval -> (cut machine-remote-eval machine <>))
+                       (remote-result (machine-remote-eval machine
+                                                           remote-exp)))
+    (when (eqv? 'error remote-result)
+      (raise roll-back-failure))))
 
 
 ;;;
@@ -329,6 +397,7 @@  environment type of 'managed-host."
   (environment-type
    (machine-remote-eval managed-host-remote-eval)
    (deploy-machine      deploy-managed-host)
+   (roll-back-machine   roll-back-managed-host)
    (name                'managed-host-environment-type)
    (description         "Provisioning for machines that are accessible over SSH
 and have a known host-name. This entails little more than maintaining an SSH
diff --git a/guix/remote.scm b/guix/remote.scm
index 0a0bdaf30b..d5738ebbfa 100644
--- a/guix/remote.scm
+++ b/guix/remote.scm
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ 
   #:use-module (guix monads)
   #:use-module (guix modules)
   #:use-module (guix derivations)
+  #:use-module (guix utils)
   #:use-module (ssh popen)
   #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
   #:use-module (ice-9 match)
diff --git a/guix/scripts/deploy.scm b/guix/scripts/deploy.scm
index 52d5e1e1da..bc1d93a93a 100644
--- a/guix/scripts/deploy.scm
+++ b/guix/scripts/deploy.scm
@@ -27,6 +27,8 @@ 
   #:use-module (guix grafts)
   #:use-module (ice-9 format)
   #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
+  #:use-module (srfi srfi-34)
+  #:use-module (srfi srfi-35)
   #:use-module (srfi srfi-37)
   #:export (guix-deploy))
 
@@ -84,7 +86,18 @@  Perform the deployment specified by FILE.\n"))
     (with-store store
       (set-build-options-from-command-line store opts)
       (for-each (lambda (machine)
-                  (info (G_ "deploying to ~a...") (machine-display-name machine))
+                  (info (G_ "deploying to ~a...~%")
+                        (machine-display-name machine))
                   (parameterize ((%graft? (assq-ref opts 'graft?)))
-                    (run-with-store store (deploy-machine machine))))
+                    (guard (c ((message-condition? c)
+                               (report-error (G_ "failed to deploy ~a: '~a'~%")
+                                             (machine-display-name machine)
+                                             (condition-message c)))
+                              ((deploy-error? c)
+                               (when (deploy-error-should-roll-back c)
+                                 (info (G_ "rolling back ~a...~%")
+                                       (machine-display-name machine))
+                                 (run-with-store store (roll-back-machine machine)))
+                               (apply throw (deploy-error-captured-args c))))
+                      (run-with-store store (deploy-machine machine)))))
                 machines))))