Bug 1641764 - Backport patch to allow tmpfiles e directive to accept glob-style wildcards
Summary: Backport patch to allow tmpfiles e directive to accept glob-style wildcards
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: systemd
Version: 7.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Jan Synacek
QA Contact: Frantisek Sumsal
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-10-22 16:16 UTC by Matt Saladna
Modified: 2019-08-06 12:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: systemd-219-64.el7
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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 12:43:31 UTC
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tmpfiles: "e" takes globs. Fixes #7369 (1008 bytes, application/mbox)
2018-10-22 16:16 UTC, Matt Saladna
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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2019:2091 None None None 2019-08-06 12:43:50 UTC

Description Matt Saladna 2018-10-22 16:16:07 UTC
Created attachment 1496464 [details]
tmpfiles: "e" takes globs. Fixes #7369

Description of problem:
tmpfiles.d(5) Documentation states that the e should accept wildcards,

           Clean directory contents based on the age argument. Lines of this type accept shell-style globs in place of normal path names.

This was opened as issue #7369 on systemd's issue tracker, https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/7369 and the patch is fairly trivial.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
mkdir -p /tmp/foo123
touch /tmp/foo123/deleteme
echo "e /tmp/foo* - - - 1s" >> /etc/tmpfiles.d/foo.conf
echo /tmp/foo*
sleep 2s
env SYSTEMD_LOG_LEVEL=debug systemd-tmpfiles --clean

Actual results:
Running clean action for entry e /tmp/foo*
Cannot open directory "/tmp/foo*": No such file or directory
Directory "/tmp/foo*": No such file or directory

Expected results:
Running clean action for entry e /tmp/foo*
Cleanup threshold for directory "/tmp/foo123" is Mon 2018-10-22 12:14:40.547361 EDT
unlink "/tmp/foo123/deleteme"
Restoring access and modification time on "/tmp/foo123": Mon 2018-10-22 12:13:24.215241 EDT, Mon 2018-10-22 12:10:55.033288 EDT

Additional info:
Patch from github attached.

Comment 2 Jan Synacek 2018-10-23 08:00:39 UTC
Looks fine. I just want to make sure that there are no considerable follow-up patches upstream.

Comment 3 Jan Synacek 2018-12-11 11:11:05 UTC

Comment 5 Lukáš Nykrýn 2019-02-11 09:42:43 UTC
fix merged to staging branch -> https://github.com/lnykryn/systemd-rhel/pull/253 -> post

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 12:43:31 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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