[openstack-dev] creating a default for oslo config variables within a project?

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Thu Dec 5 17:15:48 UTC 2013

Excerpts from Julien Danjou's message of 2013-12-05 01:22:00 -0800:
> On Wed, Dec 04 2013, Sean Dague wrote:
> > Honestly, I'd love us to be clever and figure out a not dangerous way
> > through this, even if unwise (where we can yell at the user in the LOGs
> > loudly, and fail them in J if lock_dir=/tmp) that lets us progress
> > through this while gracefully bringing configs into line.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the correct way to deal with that
> security problem is to use an atomic operation using open(2) with:
>   open(pathname, O_CREAT | O_EXCL)

DOS by a malicious user creating it first is still trivial.

> or mkstemp(3).

Can't use mkstemp as the point is this needs to be something shared
between processes.

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