Hi, HAProxy 2.4-dev1 was released on 2020/11/21. It added 107 new commits after version 2.4-dev0.
Let me say that despite having spent quite some time recently on a few really irritating bugs, I'm quite happy to see that the new development cycle starts to pay off. It's probably the first ever new branch that gets 107 patches 2 weeks after having been opened, and the majority are updates and not bug fixes. First, let's have a quick round on the bugs fixed since last release (2.3.2 should be issued shortly). The latest SSL changes in 2.3 had a little bit of crt-list breakage that was quickly addressed. A bug in the http-after-response rules could possibly cause random crashes. An old bug in the SPOE with a dangling pointer could cause random crashes (Many thanks to Maciej Zdeb for working hard for two months to isolate this one). Checks could crash if a "proto" directive was set on the server lines. And finally the last one, a dangling session pointer in the idle connections was sometimes used after the session had been detached, causing random crashes. These were detected on 2.3 which amplifies the issue. While it's possible to crash 2.2 on the same issue by applying a minor patch, it's impossible to say if a similar code path is used without that patch. And a few crash reports there look suspiciously related, so given that backporting this one requires extreme care, I'd appreciate it if the rare ones who occasionally experience a crash in 2.2 could run an instance on 2.4-dev1 and report if they think their issue is gone. Now the new stuff. First there was a nice liftup of the CI to migrate to GitHub actions (thanks Tim and Ilya for the work). We now have a larger test matrix which seems more reliable and is more controllable than the one we previously used on Travis. It was also an opportunity to start to make the SSL build process more resistant to the non-linear evolutions of the various OpenSSL forks. Some changes were made to the pattern code to stop freezing the whole process each time a del-acl or del-map action is performed. While it used to be OK when dealing with only a few hundreds of thousands of entries, it's not fun anymore with maps containing 20 million IP addresses where it used to cause long pauses that sometimes managed to trigger the watchdog! With this change, the ACL/map entries are now versionned and atomically updated, so that it is possible to perform a delete in the background in small batches, and even if it requires a full scan for certain types, it will be done in small batches. The cache used not to fully comply with the standards, as it would cache an object that didn't have an explicit expiration time nor validator. Rémi fixed this. Normally nobody should notice anything because such objects are almost non-existent nowadays. However maybe some broken applications will not be cached anymore, but for good, in that it was not really possible to check for validity there. It used to be possible to change a server's IP address at run time form the CLI but it was not possible to enable SSL at run time because it required to allocate an SSL context. William Dauchy worked on this so that this limitation doesn't exist anymore. The memory of the old process usage during reloads should significantly on systems supporting malloc_trim() (i.e. glibc for now). While working on optimizing the patterns I was annoyed by the huge memory usage after replacing a whole map and have been looking for a way to compact unused memory. I discovered this malloc_trim() that does exactly what one would expect, i.e. unmap all unused pages from the allocator's caches. My old process went down form 1.7 GB to 260 MB! Those doing frequent reloads might be interested in giving it a try. Amaury added some SSL stats so that it will now be possible to count handshakes an errors on the two sides. More detailed info will likely come over time but for me this will be related to the ability to report better SSL logs as well. Christopher and Baptiste finally finished their work on the MQTT and FIX parsers. These can be used to extract information from initial messages and steer the traffic to one server or another (or to drop it). Fred added some traces to the peers so that exchanges can now be observed. This is essentially useful for debugging, but always interesting to see what flows between nodes during tables synchronization. This should be improved over time. Maciej implemented the "-m" argument to the "del-header" action, that was initially planned for 2.2 and that everyone forgot about. This one allows to specify if the argument to del-header designates a full header name, a substring, a prefix, a suffix, or even a regex. This is something a lot of users have been missing after "rspdel" was removed. I suspect that his work is safe for backporting, so if anyone currently uses 2.2 or 2.3 and is using ugly tricks (or Lua) just to remove header names by prefix for example, just raise your hand to ask for a backport, we'll see what can be done. I also want to thank those who contributed new regression tests, we've got 12 new ones after 2.3, this is very useful and significantly contributes to the code's quality and reliability. Last point, for those who always want to live on the bleeding edge, the changes in this version are still pretty minor and relatively safe, I'm going to put it on haproxy.org, feel free to do so as well (but not on all servers, as usual). Please find the usual URLs below : Site index : http://www.haproxy.org/ Discourse : http://discourse.haproxy.org/ Slack channel : https://slack.haproxy.org/ Issue tracker : https://github.com/haproxy/haproxy/issues Wiki : https://github.com/haproxy/wiki/wiki Sources : http://www.haproxy.org/download/2.4/src/ Git repository : http://git.haproxy.org/git/haproxy.git/ Git Web browsing : http://git.haproxy.org/?p=haproxy.git Changelog : http://www.haproxy.org/download/2.4/src/CHANGELOG Cyril's HTML doc : http://cbonte.github.io/haproxy-dconv/ Willy --- Complete changelog : Amaury Denoyelle (10): MINOR: ssl: instantiate stats module MINOR: ssl: count client hello for stats MINOR: ssl: add counters for ssl sessions BUG/MINOR: stats: free dynamically stats fields/lines on shutdown BUG/MEDIUM: stats: prevent crash if counters not alloc with dummy one BUG/MEDIUM: check: reuse srv proto only if using same mode MINOR: check: report error on incompatible proto MINOR: check: report error on incompatible connect proto MINOR: ssl: remove client hello counters MEDIUM: stats: add counters for failed handshake Baptiste Assmann (2): MINOR: sample: Add converters to parse FIX messages MINOR: sample: Add converts to parses MQTT messages Christopher Faulet (21): MINOR: ist: Add istend() function to return a pointer to the end of the string REGTEST: converter: Add a regtest for fix converters REGTEST: converter: Add a regtest for MQTT converters MINOR: http-htx: Add understandable errors for the errorfiles parsing DOC: config: Fix a typo on ssl_c_chain_der BUG/MINOR: http-fetch: Fix calls w/o parentheses of the cookie sample fetches BUG/MINOR: http-htx: Handle warnings when parsing http-error and http-errors BUG/MAJOR: spoe: Be sure to remove all references on a released spoe applet MINOR: spoe: Don't close connection in sync mode on processing timeout BUG/MINOR: tcpcheck: Don't warn on unused rules if check option is after MINOR: init: Fix the prototype for per-thread free callbacks MINOR: config/mux-h2: Return ERR_ flags from init_h2() instead of a status CLEANUP: config: Return ERR_NONE from config callbacks instead of 0 REGTEST: make ssl_client_samples and ssl_server_samples require to 2.2 BUG/MEDIUM: filters: Forward all filtered data at the end of http filtering BUG/MINOR: http-ana: Don't wait for the body of CONNECT requests CLEANUP: flt-trace: Remove unused random-parsing option MINOR: flt-trace: Add an option to inhibits trace messages MINOR: flt-trace: Use a bitfield for the trace options REGTESTS: Add a script to test the random forwarding with several filters BUG/MEDIUM: http-ana: Don't eval http-after-response ruleset on empty messages Eric Salama (1): MINOR: cfgparse: tighten the scope of newnameserver variable, free it on error. Frédéric Lécaille (3): MINOR: peers: Add traces to peer_treat_updatemsg(). BUG/MINOR: peers: Do not ignore a protocol error for dictionary entries. BUG/MINOR: peers: Missing TX cache entries reset. Ilya Shipitsin (9): CI: travis-ci: remove amd64, osx builds CI: travis-ci: arm64 are not allowed to fail anymore BUILD: ssl: use SSL_MODE_ASYNC macro instead of OPENSSL_VERSION CI: Github Actions: enable prometheus exporter CI: Github Actions: remove LibreSSL-3.0.2 builds CI: Github Actions: enable BoringSSL builds CI: travis-ci: remove builds migrated to GH actions CI: Github Action: run "apt-get update" before packages restore BUILD: SSL: guard TLS13 ciphersuites with HAVE_SSL_CTX_SET_CIPHERSUITES Jerome Magnin (1): CLEANUP: cfgparse: remove duplicate registration for transparent build options Joao Morais (1): DOC: clarify how to create a fallback crt Maciej Zdeb (3): BUG/MINOR: http-fetch: Extract cookie value even when no cookie name BUG/MINOR: http_htx: Fix searching headers by substring MINOR: http_act: Add -m flag for del-header name matching method Matthieu Guegan (1): BUILD: makefile: enable crypt(3) for OpenBSD Remi Tricot-Le Breton (1): MEDIUM: cache: Change caching conditions Thierry Fournier (2): BUG/MINOR: pattern: a sample marked as const could be written BUG/MINOR: lua: set buffer size during map lookups Tim Duesterhus (6): CI: Expand use of GitHub Actions for CI REGTESTS: Add sample_fetches/cook.vtc CI: Stop hijacking the hosts file CI: Make the h2spec workflow more consistent with the VTest workflow CI: Pass the github.event_name to matrix.py CI: Clean up Windows CI William Dauchy (3): REGTESTS: converter: add url_dec test MINOR: ssl: create common ssl_ctx init MEDIUM: cli/ssl: configure ssl on server at runtime William Lallemand (10): REGTEST: ssl: test wildcard and multi-type + exclusions BUG/MEDIUM: ssl/crt-list: correctly insert crt-list line if crt already loaded REGTEST: ssl: mark reg-tests/ssl/ssl_crt-list_filters.vtc as broken DOC: add missing 3.10 in the summary REGTEST: server/cli_set_ssl.vtc requires OpenSSL BUG/MINOR: ssl: segv on startup when AKID but no keyid BUG/MEDIUM: ssl/crt-list: bundle support broken in crt-list BUG/MEDIUM: ssl: error when no certificate are found BUG/MINOR: ssl/crt-list: load bundle in crt-list only if activated BUG/MEDIUM: ssl/crt-list: fix error when no file found Willy Tarreau (33): MINOR: compat: automatically include malloc.h on glibc MEDIUM: pools: call malloc_trim() from pool_gc() MEDIUM: pattern: call malloc_trim() on pat_ref_reload() MINOR: pattern: move the update revision to the pat_ref, not the expression CLEANUP: pattern: delete the back refs at once during pat_ref_reload() MINOR: pattern: new sflag PAT_SF_REGFREE indicates regex_free() is needed MINOR: pattern: make the delete and prune functions more generic MEDIUM: pattern: link all final elements from the reference MEDIUM: pattern: change the pat_del_* functions to delete from the references MINOR: pattern: remerge the list and tree deletion functions MINOR: pattern: perform a single call to pat_delete_gen() under the expression CLEANUP: acl: don't reference the generic pattern deletion function anymore CLEANUP: pattern: remove pat_delete_fcts and pattern_head->delete() MINOR: pattern: introduce pat_ref_delete_by_ptr() to delete a valid reference MINOR: pattern: store a generation number in the reference patterns MEDIUM: pattern: only match patterns that match the current generation MINOR: pattern: add pat_ref_commit() to commit a previously inserted element MINOR: pattern: implement pat_ref_load() to load a pattern at a given generation MINOR: pattern: add pat_ref_purge_older() to purge old entries MEDIUM: pattern: make pat_ref_prune() rely on pat_ref_purge_older() MINOR: pattern: during reload, delete elements frem the ref, not the expression MINOR: pattern: prepare removal of a pattern from the list head MEDIUM: pattern: turn the pattern chaining to single-linked list BUG/MINOR: ssl: don't report 1024 bits DH param load error when it's higher MINOR: server: remove idle lock in srv_cleanup_connections BUILD: ssl: silence build warning on uninitialised counters BUILD: http-htx: fix build warning regarding long type in printf BUG/MEDIUM: peers: fix decoding of multi-byte length in stick-table messages REGTESTS: mark the abns test as broken again DOC: coding-style: update a few rules about pointers CLEANUP: connection: do not use conn->owner when the session is known BUG/MAJOR: connection: reset conn->owner when detaching from session list REGTESTS: mark proxy_protocol_random_fail as broken ---