On 2.8.2016 13:47, Stanislav Laznicka wrote:
On 07/19/2016 09:20 AM, Jan Cholasta wrote:
On 14.7.2016 14:36, Stanislav Laznicka wrote:
This patch fixes https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/5640.
With not so much experience with the framework, it raises question in my
head whether ipaldap.get_entries is used properly throughout the system
- does it always assume that it gets ALL the requested entries or just a
few of those as configured by the 'ipaSearchRecordsLimit' attribute of
ipaConfig.etc which it actually gets?
That depends. If you call get_entries() on the ldap2 plugin (which is
usually the case in the framework), then ipaSearchRecordsLimit is
used. If you call it on some arbitrary LDAPClient instance, the
hardcoded default (= unlimited) is used.
One spot that I know the get_entries method was definitely not used
properly before this patch is in the
692 result = self.backend.get_entries(
696 size_limit=-1, # paged search will get everything
which to me seems kind of important if the environment size_limit is not
set properly :) The patch does not fix the non-propagation of the
Why do you think size_limit is not used properly here?
AFAIU it is desired that the search is unlimited. However, due to the
fact that neither size_limit nor paged_search are passed from
ldap2.get_entries() to ldap2.find_entries() (methods inherited from
LDAPClient), only the number of records specified by
ipaSearchRecordsLimit is returned. That could eventually cause problems
should ipaSearchRecordsLimit be set to a low value as in the ticket.
I see. This is *not* intentional, the **kwargs of get_entries() should
be passed to find_entries(). This definitely needs to be fixed.
Anyway, this ticket is not really easily fixable without more profound
changes. Often, multiple LDAP searches are done during command
execution. What do you do with the size limit then? Do you pass the
same size limit to all the searches? Do you subtract the result size
from the size limit after each search? Do you do something else with
it? ... The answer is that it depends on the purpose of each
individual LDAP search (like in get_memberindirect() above, we have to
do unlimited search, otherwise the resulting entry would be
incomplete), and fixing this accross the whole framework is a
I do realize that the proposed fix for the permission plugin is not
perfect, it would probably be better to subtract the number of currently
loaded records from the sizelimit, although in the end the number of
returned values will not be higher than the given size_limit. However,
it seems reasonable that if get_entries is passed a size limit, it
should apply it over current ipaSearchRecordsLimit rather than ignoring
it. Then, any use of get_entries could be fixed accordingly if someone
Right. Anyway, this is a different issue than above, so please put this
into a separate commit.
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