[OpenAFS] bos removeuser and vos dump -clone questions

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk@MIT.EDU
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:17:02 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 25 Aug 2014, GALAMBOS Daniel wrote:

> Hi,
> Under debian 7 bos removeuser causes the bosserver to abort with
> coredump.  The cause is realpath requires that resolved_path is either
> to be NULL or be more-or-equal to PATH_MAX, but both could have
> portability problems according to the man page.
> The master branch has that code modified by commit 68e02987 a year ago.
> I know this issue can be easily worked around, if the administrators
> knew about it...  But if not they may cause downtime. (...happened to a
> colleague)

Unfortunately, the master branch differs substantially from the 1.6 branch
in that file (most notably, with Simon's work to allow identities in the
UserList), so a direct cherry-pick fails terribly.  The patch would need
to be recreated against 1.6, and I assume that no one has been
sufficiently motivated to do so yet.

Perhaps our excellent release manager will take this as an opportunity to
prod someone into contributing a patch.


[nothing immediately jumps out to me about the dump issue, sorry]