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Re: [v9.2] Add GUC sepgsql.client_label

From: Yeb Havinga <yebhavinga(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Kohei KaiGai <kaigai(at)kaigai(dot)gr(dot)jp>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, PgHacker <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Joshua Brindle <jbrindle(at)tresys(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [v9.2] Add GUC sepgsql.client_label
Date: 2012-02-24 16:25:45
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On 2012-02-23 12:17, Kohei KaiGai wrote:
> 2012/2/20 Yeb Havinga<yebhavinga(at)gmail(dot)com>:
>> On 2012-02-05 10:09, Kohei KaiGai wrote:
>>> The attached part-1 patch moves related routines from hooks.c to label.c
>>> because of references to static variables. The part-2 patch implements above
>>> mechanism.
>> I took a short look at this patch but am stuck getting the regression test
>> to run properly.
>> First, patch 2 misses the file and therefore the creation
>> function command for sepgsql_setcon is missing.
> Thanks for your comments.
> I added the definition of sepgsql_setcon function to file,
> in addition to patch rebasing.

Very brief comments due to must leave keyboard soon:

I read the source code and played a bit with setcon and the debugger, no 
strange things found.

Code comments / questions:

this comment below is a lie, because setcon is set by 
maybe client_label_committed is a better name for client_label_setcon?

static char *client_label_setcon    = NULL;    /* set by sepgsql_setcon() */

Is the double negation in the sentence below intended?

+ * Neither of them has no special state, the security label being 
+ * at database-logon time shall be returned.

Is the assert client_label_peer != NULL in sepgsql_get_client_label 

sepgsql_set_client_label(), maybe add a comment to !new_label that it is 
reset to the peer label.

new_label == NULL / pending_label->label == NULL means use the peer 
label. Why not use the peer label instead?

set_label: if new_label == current label according to getcon, is it 
necessary to add to the pending list?

sepgsql_subxact_callback(), could this be made easier to read by just 
taking llast(client_label_pending), assert that plabel->subid == mySubId 
and then list_delete on pointer of that listcell?

Some comments contain typos, I can spend some time on this, though I'm 
not a native english speaker so it won't be perfect.

Yeb Havinga

Yeb Havinga
Mastering Medical Data

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