memory leaks with dhcptl_connect
sar at isc.org
Mon Oct 19 21:34:22 UTC 2015
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> On Oct 19, 2015, at 2:10 PM, Praveen Kumar <sendmailtopraveen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are you guys aware of memory leak issues with dhcptl_connect function in DHCP version
> 4.1-ESV-R7 or higher ?
> Is there a bugdb that I can search for know issues?
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Thomas Markwalder <tmark at isc.org <mailto:tmark at isc.org>> wrote:
> ISC DHCP 4.1-ESV-R12 is now available for download.
> This is the release of ISC DHCP 4.1-ESV-R12, a maintenance
> release which contains a number of bug fixes.
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> The following are changes that may be more interesting and require
> a bit more explanation.
> We have modified the PARANOIA patch to adjust the file permissions
> (owner and group) used for the lease file. In our testing this had
> no negative effects. However, given the range of OSes and security
> features, we are not able to test all possible combinations.
> The following is the list of all changes for this release.
> Changes since 4.1-ESV-R12b1
> - None
> Changes since 4.1-ESV-R11
> - The server now does a better check to see if it can allocate the memory
> for large blocks of v4 leases and should provide a slightly better error
> message. Note well: the server pre-allocates v4 addresses, if you use
> a large range, such as a /8, the server will attempt to use a large
> amount of memory and may not start if there either isn't enough memory
> or the size exceeds what the code supports.
> [ISC-Bugs #38637]
> - The server will now reject unicast Request, Renew, Decline, and Release
> messages from a client unless the server would have sent that client the
> dhcp6.unicast option. This behavior is in compliance with paragraph 1 in
> each of the sections 18.2,1, 18.2.3, 18.2.6, and 18.2.7 of RFC 3315. Prior
> to this, the server would simply accept the messages. Now, in order for
> the server to accept such a message, the server configuration must include
> the dhcp6.unicast option either globally or within the shared network to
> which the requested lease belongs. In other words, the server will map
> the first IA_XX address found within the client message to a
> and look for the presence of the unicast option there and then globally.
> [ISC-Bugs #21235]
> - Write out the DUID server id on startup in all cases, previously if it
> was read in from server-duid option in the config or lease files for
> DHCPv4 it would not be written to the new lease file.
> [ISC-Bugs #37791]
> - When parsing dates for leases convert dates past 2038 to "never".
> This avoids problems with integer overflows in the date and time
> handling code for people that decide to use very large lease times
> or add a lease entry with a date far in the future.
> [ISC-Bugs #33056]
> - Leave the siaddr field clear when sending a NACK as per RFC 2131
> table 3.
> [ISC-Bugs #38769]
> - Some compilers don't like the use of abs in minires/ns_verify.c,
> change it to labs to make them happy.
> [ISC-Bugs #39301]
> - In the client don't send expired addresses to the script as part of
> the binding process. Thanks to Sven Trenkel at Google for reporting
> the issue and suggesting the patch.
> [ISC-Bugs #38631]
> - While parsing IPv6 addresses treat "add" as part of the address instead
> of as a token.
> [ISC-Bugs #39529]
> - Delayed-ack now works properly with Failover. Prior to this, bind updates
> post startup were being queued but never delivered. Among other
> things, this
> was causing leases to not transition from expired or released to free.
> [ISC-Bugs #31474]
> - Clean up parsing of v6 lease files a bit to avoid infinite loops if the
> lease file is corrupt in certain ways.
> [ISC-Bugs #39760]
> - Corrected an issue in v6 lease file parsing. Prior to this, when
> a lease with an address for which no configured pool exists, the
> server was
> declaring the lease file corrupt and incorrectly skipping over the
> entry in the file. The server will now emit a log message indicating that
> no pool was found for the address (or prefix) and correctly resume parsing
> with the next entry in the lease file. Our thanks to Michal Žejdl for
> reporting the issue.
> [ISC-Bugs #39314]
> - Enhance the PARANOIA patch to include fchown() the lease file to
> allow it to be manipulated after the server does a chown().
> Thanks to Jiri Popelka at Red Hat for the patch.
> [ISC-Bugs #36978]
> - Fixed a server crash that could occur when the server attempts to remove
> the billing class from the last lease billed to a dynamic class after said
> class has been deleted.
> [ISC-Bugs #39978]
> - Handle an out of memory condition in the client a bit better.
> Thanks to Frédéric Perrin from Brocade for finding the issue
> and suggesting a patch.
> [ISC-Bugs #39279]
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