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Item3547: Passthrough files not cleaned up if not stored in same directory as session files

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Engine   Urgent Closed   patch 4.1.1

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Since Item3546 passthrough files are no longer stored in /tmp. This raises the spectre of two problems:
  1. configure will flag an error if the directory where passthrough files are stored does not exist, and /tmp/twiki does not normally exist. This is rather unclean.
  2. TWiki::Client::expireDeadSessions is overloaded to clean up old passthrrough files (which can be left behind when a client aborts a page load) but it only processes the {Sessions}{Dir} dir. As long as passthrough files were stored there this was ok, but now....

I'm OK with ignoring (1) for now, but passthrough files must be cleaned up.

-- TWiki:Main/CrawfordCurrie - 01 Feb 2007

In 4.1.0 and earlier I guess we had the same problem. If someone had not put the same directory for passthrough and session files the passthrough files would never be cleaned out.

Maybe we should just have ONE setting for temporary files?

I am currently looking at the passthrough thing in the code to see how they work and if they perhaps should just stay in /tmp

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 01 Feb 2007

At a meeting Monday 01 Feb 2007 in #twiki_security it was decided that

  • The $TWiki::cfg{Sessions}{Dir} and $TWiki::cfg{PassthroughDir} are replaced by a new $TWiki::cfg{TempfileDir} which defaults to /tmp/twiki
  • The code that create passthrough files must create the TempfileDir like it already happens for sessions in case sessions are disabled.

I have already coded it and will check it in

-- KennethLavrsen - 02 Feb 2007

Done. MAIN and Patch04x01

-- KennethLavrsen - 02 Feb 2007

Summary Passthrough files not cleaned up if not stored in same directory as session files
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie
Codebase 4.1.0, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.1, Tue, 30 Jan 2007, build 12650
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Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 12712 12713
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 4.1.1
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Topic revision: r8 - 2007-02-25 - KennethLavrsen
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