Bug 212282 - sysutils/bareos-server: director fails to start on reboot with /var/run on tmpfs
Summary: sysutils/bareos-server: director fails to start on reboot with /var/run on tmpfs
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Jose Alonso Cardenas Marquez
Depends on: 214578
Blocks: 210177
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Reported: 2016-08-31 12:13 UTC by O. Hartmann
Modified: 2016-11-21 20:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (acm)

Patch rc-scripts properly (3.20 KB, patch)
2016-08-31 13:46 UTC, O. Hartmann
ohartmann: maintainer-approval+
Details | Diff
bareos-server.patch (6.62 KB, patch)
2016-09-01 07:32 UTC, O. Hartmann
ohartmann: maintainer-approval+
Details | Diff
bareos-server-rc.patch (3.94 KB, patch)
2016-09-01 19:12 UTC, O. Hartmann
no flags Details | Diff
Patchset for making /var/run on TMPFS possible (1.56 KB, patch)
2016-11-16 20:17 UTC, O. Hartmann
no flags Details | Diff

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Description O. Hartmann 2016-08-31 12:13:04 UTC
We use /var/run bound as tmpfs, so the pidfile required by this incarnation of the bareos-server doesn't work properly:

service bareos-dir start/restart

fails silently on systems that have been rebooted after the installation of the port due to the missing folder


where the script files/bareos-dir.in (later residing in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/bareos-dir) expects the pidfile.

Checking the rc-script, I do not find any checks for the existence of /var/run/bareos or suitable tests for traversal.

This issue has already been dealt with by FreeBSD a long time ago since tmpfs is a possible filesystem (memory backed) even for /var/run for some security issues.

Either a proper check for the existence of the folder /var/run/bareos/ needs to be applied or the pidfile simply should be dropped into folder /var/run/ which very existence is guaranteed by FreeBSD itself.

Or I have misunderstood something.

Quick and dirty workaround:

Change /var/run/bareos/ into /var/run or explicitely set 


in /etc/rc.conf or /etc/rc.conf.local
Comment 1 O. Hartmann 2016-08-31 12:23:05 UTC
Stupid me: I forgot to mention:

/var/run needs to have proper access rights for user "bareos" under which the bareos-suite is running, so I guess the folder /var/run/bareos/ makes sense in terms it can be adjusted to the proper access rights.

In that case, a proper check of existence is necessary!
Comment 2 O. Hartmann 2016-08-31 13:46:01 UTC
Created attachment 174252 [details]
Patch rc-scripts properly

sysutils/bareos-server rc scripts lack in some checks for proper pidfile handling. See patchset.
Comment 3 O. Hartmann 2016-09-01 07:32:05 UTC
Created attachment 174279 [details]

Refurbished rc-script for both server (bareos-dir, bareos-sd) and client (bareos-sd). Included in patch as of PR210177.
Comment 4 O. Hartmann 2016-09-01 19:12:26 UTC
Created attachment 174296 [details]

Messed up my environment and mixed too much of the patches. With this patchset, I patch only the rc-scripts that way so they provide the desired behaviour:

- check for the existence of /var/run/bareos folder, create it if necessary and apply proper ownership
Comment 5 O. Hartmann 2016-11-16 20:17:57 UTC
Created attachment 177087 [details]
Patchset for making /var/run on TMPFS possible

The patchset provided applies to Bareos 16.2.4 and obsoletes the prior version 15 pachtsets.

As the bareos-fd (file director) is considered to run with privileges root:wheel and is also considered to run as a solitair service, a special test whether user bareos exists or not is necessary when checking the existence of /var/run/bareos.

In case vareos-fd is the only service running, no user/group bareos is present and var/run/bareos has privileges root:wheel.

If uid bareos exists (probed via getent) we consider other bareos services present and mutual running. In such a case the ownership of /var/run/bareos is bareos:bareos.
Comment 6 O. Hartmann 2016-11-16 20:19:09 UTC
The provided patchset has not been able to be tested du to Bug 214578
Comment 7 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2016-11-21 20:59:18 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: acm
Date: Mon Nov 21 20:59:11 UTC 2016
New revision: 426754
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/426754

  - Fix start when /var/run is on TMPFS

  PR:		212282
  Submitted by:	O. Hartmann ohartmann (_at_) walstatt.org