On Fri, 13 Mar 2015, Petr Spacek wrote:
On 13.3.2015 10:18, Martin Kosek wrote:
On 03/12/2015 05:10 PM, Rob Crittenden wrote:
Petr Spacek wrote:
On 12.3.2015 16:23, Rob Crittenden wrote:
David Kupka wrote:
On 03/06/2015 06:00 PM, Martin Basti wrote:
Upgrade plugins which modify LDAP data directly should not be executed
in --test mode.

This patch is a workaround, to ensure update with --test option will not
modify any LDAP data.


Patch attached.

Ideally we want to fix all plugins to dry-run the upgrade not just skip
when there is '--test' option but it is a good first step.
Works for me, ACK.

I agree that this breaks the spirit of --test and think it should be
fixed before committing.

Considering how often is the option is used ... I do not think that this
requires 'proper' fix now. It was broken for *years* so this patch is a huge
improvement and IMHO should be commited in current form. We can re-visit it
later on, open a ticket :-)

No. There is no rush for this, at least not for the promise of a future
fix that will never come.

I checked the code and to me, the proper fix looks like instrumenting
ldap.update_entry calls in upgrade plugins with

if options.test:
   log message
   do the update

right? I see just couple places that would need to be updated:

$ git grep -E "(ldap|conn).update_entry" ipaserver/install/plugins
ipaserver/install/plugins/dns.py:        ldap.update_entry(container_entry)
ipaserver/install/plugins/update_idranges.py: ldap.update_entry(entry)
ipaserver/install/plugins/update_idranges.py: ldap.update_entry(entry)
ipaserver/install/plugins/update_pacs.py:            ldap.update_entry(entry)
ipaserver/install/plugins/update_services.py: ldap.update_entry(entry)

So from my POV, very quick fix. In that case, I would also prefer a fix now
than a ticket that would never be done.

I really dislike this approach because I consider it flawed by design. Plugin
author has to think about it all the time and do not forget to add if
otherwise ... too bad.

I can see two 'safer' ways to do that:
- LDAP transactions :-)
- 'mock_writes=True' option in LDAP backend which would print modlists instead
of applying them (and return success to the caller).

Both cases eliminate the need to scatter 'ifs' all over update plugins and do
not add risk of forgetting about one of them when adding/changing plugin code.
I like idea about mock_writes=True. However, I think we still need to make
sure plugin writers rely on options.test value to see that we aren't
going to write the data. The reason for it is that we might get into
configurations where plugins would be doing updates based on earlier
performed tasks.  If task configuration is not going to be written, its
status will never be correct and plugin would get an error.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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