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0000202bareos-coreGeneralpublic2014-05-16 17:42
Reportermaik Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformLinuxOSanyOS Version3
Fixed in Version12.4.1 
Summary0000202: Config engine redesign
DescriptionCollective patch for several config redesign issues.
Additional InformationInstead of using function pointers for storing the config parser function
to call use integer types which are translated at runtime to the correct
function to call. This fixes the hardening problems.

Cleanup namespace, e.g. limit number of global variables, and by using the
integer config types we don't need to expose all storage functions anymore
which means our namespace also gets a lot cleaner.

Fix long standing TODO to remove the MAXSTRING definition.
Use POOLMEM and POOL_MEM to replace the fixed sized buffers.

Implemented print of configuration from internal state which is written
in multiple formats (JSON, Bareos ...)

When we can generate a dump of the internal state we can also allow the
admin to interactively change the config from the bconsole.

TagsNo tags attached.


parent of 0000180 closed Be able to create a new client interactively in bconsole 
parent of 0000190 closed Bareos director should be able to provide information about possible configuration options 
parent of 0000164 closed Remove MAXSTRING variable 
parent of 0000059 closed bareos failed to start when linked with hardening linker flags LDFLAGS 




2013-09-30 19:36

developer   ~0000681

Fix committed to bareos master branch with changesetid 1164.

Related Changesets

bareos: master 12a0fdd0

2013-09-27 18:00


Committer: mvwieringen

Ported: N/A

Details Diff
Config engine redesign Phase 1

This whole wad is the first phase of a bigger full overhaul of the config
engine. The following is in here:

Instead of using function pointers for storing the config parser function
to call use integer types which are translated at runtime to the correct
function to call. This should work around hardening being performed on
shared libraries on some Linux platforms. On those platforms the actual
comparing of the function pointers fail, using integers for the different
data types makes it also possible to use an elegant switch to jump to the
correct parsing function instead of using an endless set of ifs needed when
comparing memory addresses of functions.

An extra side effect of not using function pointers is that the store functions
don't need to be global so the parse_conf.c in the shared library only exports
10 instead of 32 symbols and also the daemon specific store function can be
local only functions. The only thing needed is a callback to a dispatch function
in the daemon when it uses non standard config items which are not of a generic
type (e.g. not bool, integer etc but things like protocol etc.) which leads to a
very small extra payload which is probably not even measurable.

Bring config engine to 2013 and don't polute namespace.

Implement a TODO from June 2008 and get ride of a slack of global
variables used by the config engine. The code seems to be have been
refactored in 2008 to access most configfile parsing via the CONFIG
class and it already has most of the needed structures which also were
kept as global variables. From now on the config engine is accessed via
the CONFIG class and only res_all is left as global variable. As a side
effect the config CLASS is now available as my_config and is a global

Global variable introduced:

- CLASS CONFIG *my_config (Global configuration)

Global variables removed:

- res_all_size
- r_first
- r_last
- resources
- res_head

It should be possible also to get ride of res_all but that needs some
more testing. And is currently not very high on our urgency map.

Fix long standing TODO to remove the MAXSTRING definition.
Use POOLMEM and POOL_MEM to replace the fixed sized buffers.

First basic part of printing config information out from the internal
tables. We will enhance this in the second phase to be more generic
and to allow it to write out the config maybe in different formats.
(JSON/XML comes to mind).

Fixes 0000059: bareos failed to start when linked with hardening linker flags LDFLAGS
Fixes 0000164: Remove MAXSTRING variable
Fixes 0000202: Config engine redesign
Affected Issues
0000059, 0000164, 0000202
mod - autoconf/ Diff File
mod - src/console/console.c Diff File
mod - src/console/console_conf.c Diff File
mod - src/console/console_conf.h Diff File
mod - src/dird/authenticate.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/bsr.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/dbcheck.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/dird.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/dird.h Diff File
mod - src/dird/dird_conf.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/dird_conf.h Diff File
mod - src/dird/expand.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/fd_cmds.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/inc_conf.c Diff File
add - src/dird/inc_conf.h Diff File
mod - src/dird/job.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/migrate.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ndmp_dma.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/newvol.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/run_conf.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/scheduler.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/testfind.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_cmds.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_dotcmds.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_label.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_output.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_prune.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_restore.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_run.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_select.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_server.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/ua_status.c Diff File
mod - src/dird/verify.c Diff File
mod - src/filed/authenticate.c Diff File
mod - src/filed/backup.c Diff File
mod - src/filed/filed.c Diff File
mod - src/filed/filed.h Diff File
mod - src/filed/filed_conf.c Diff File
mod - src/filed/filed_conf.h Diff File
mod - src/filed/restore.c Diff File
mod - src/filed/verify.c Diff File
mod - src/filed/verify_vol.c Diff File
mod - src/findlib/xattr.c Diff File
mod - src/include/baconfig.h Diff File
mod - src/lib/address_conf.c Diff File
mod - src/lib/address_conf.h Diff File
mod - src/lib/cram-md5.c Diff File
mod - src/lib/edit.c Diff File
add - src/lib/generic_res.h Diff File
mod - src/lib/ini.c Diff File
mod - src/lib/ini.h Diff File
mod - src/lib/lex.c Diff File
mod - src/lib/lex.h Diff File
mod - src/lib/message.c Diff File
mod - src/lib/parse_bsr.c Diff File
mod - src/lib/parse_conf.c Diff File
mod - src/lib/parse_conf.h Diff File
mod - src/lib/protos.h Diff File
mod - src/lib/res.c Diff File
mod - src/lib/runscript.c Diff File
mod - src/lib/util.c Diff File
mod - src/plugins/filed/test-plugin-fd.c Diff File
mod - src/qt-console/bat.h Diff File
mod - src/qt-console/bat_conf.cpp Diff File
mod - src/qt-console/bat_conf.h Diff File
mod - src/qt-console/bcomm/dircomm.cpp Diff File
mod - src/qt-console/main.cpp Diff File
mod - src/qt-console/mainwin.cpp Diff File
mod - src/qt-tray-monitor/authenticate.cpp Diff File
mod - src/qt-tray-monitor/monitoritemthread.cpp Diff File
mod - src/qt-tray-monitor/tray-monitor.cpp Diff File
mod - src/qt-tray-monitor/tray_conf.cpp Diff File
mod - src/qt-tray-monitor/tray_conf.h Diff File
mod - src/stored/acquire.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/authenticate.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/autochanger.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/bcopy.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/bextract.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/bls.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/bscan.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/btape.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/butil.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/dir_cmd.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/ndmp_tape.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/reserve.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/status.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/stored.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/stored.h Diff File
mod - src/stored/stored_conf.c Diff File
mod - src/stored/stored_conf.h Diff File

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-07-05 16:49 maik New Issue
2013-07-05 16:49 maik Status new => assigned
2013-07-05 16:49 maik Assigned To => mvwieringen
2013-07-05 16:51 maik Relationship added parent of 0000180
2013-07-05 16:51 maik Relationship added related to 0000059
2013-07-05 16:51 maik Relationship added parent of 0000190
2013-07-05 16:51 maik Relationship added parent of 0000164
2013-07-05 16:52 maik Relationship deleted related to 0000059
2013-07-05 16:52 maik Relationship added parent of 0000059
2013-07-05 17:20 mvwieringen Description Updated
2013-07-05 17:20 mvwieringen Additional Information Updated
2013-09-30 19:36 mvwieringen Changeset attached => bareos master 12a0fdd0
2013-09-30 19:36 mvwieringen Note Added: 0000681
2013-09-30 19:36 mvwieringen Status assigned => resolved
2013-09-30 19:36 mvwieringen Resolution open => fixed
2014-05-16 17:42 mvwieringen adm Assigned To mvwieringen =>
2014-05-16 17:42 mvwieringen adm Status resolved => closed
2014-05-16 17:42 mvwieringen adm Fixed in Version => 12.4.1