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  124   15 Oct 2003 Stefan Ritt test
> > test
> > test
> > test
> 
> another test
> 
> K.O.

I got the two email notifications, if you have tried that...
  123   15 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski test
> test
> test
> test

another test

K.O.
  122   15 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski test
test
test
test
  128   13 Oct 2003 Stefan Ritt mhttpd: add Elog text to outgoing email.
> > > around to implement it, until now. I also added assert() traps for the 
most
> > > common array overruns in the Elog code.
> > 
> > In addition to the assert() one should use strlcat() and strlcpy() all 
over 
> > the code to avoid buffer overruns. The ELOG standalone code does that 
already 
> > properly.
> > 
> > - Stefan
> 
> Yes, the original authors should have used strlcat(). Now that I uncovered 
this source of mhttpd 
> memory corruption, maybe some volunteer will fix it up properly.
> 
> K.O.

I am the original author and will fix all that once I merged mhttpd and elog. 
Due to my current task list, this will happen probably in November.

- Stefan
  132   13 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski Array overruns in mhttpd.c::submit_elog()
> > > While adding new functionality to submit_elog() ....
> 
> The whole elog functionality in mhttpd will be replaced (sometime) ...

I humbly submit that this has been the standard reply for the last 2 years since I was aware of 
the "last N days does not always work" problem (just saw it again yesterday).

K.O.
  127   13 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski mhttpd: add Elog text to outgoing email.
> > around to implement it, until now. I also added assert() traps for the most
> > common array overruns in the Elog code.
> 
> In addition to the assert() one should use strlcat() and strlcpy() all over 
> the code to avoid buffer overruns. The ELOG standalone code does that already 
> properly.
> 
> - Stefan

Yes, the original authors should have used strlcat(). Now that I uncovered this source of mhttpd 
memory corruption, maybe some volunteer will fix it up properly.

K.O.
  126   13 Oct 2003 Stefan Ritt mhttpd: add Elog text to outgoing email.
> around to implement it, until now. I also added assert() traps for the most
> common array overruns in the Elog code.

In addition to the assert() one should use strlcat() and strlcpy() all over 
the code to avoid buffer overruns. The ELOG standalone code does that already 
properly.

- Stefan
  131   13 Oct 2003 Stefan Ritt Array overruns in mhttpd.c::submit_elog()
> > While adding new functionality to submit_elog() (add the message text to 
the
> > outgoing email), I noticed that the email text is being stored into an 
array
> > of size 256, mail_text[256], without any checks for array overrun. This
> > cannot be good. How should this be corrected?
> > K.O.
> 
> Similar problem exists in midas.c::el_submit(). The array "message[10000]" 
is
> easy to overrun by submitting a long elog message.
> 
> K.O.

The whole elog functionality in mhttpd will be replaced (sometime) by the 
standalone ELOG package, linked against mhttpd. The ELOG functionality is 
much richer and does not conatin all the mentioned problems which have been 
fixed there some time ago. For the time being it might however be worth to 
fix the mentioned problems, but without spending too much time on it.
  134   12 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski Refuse to set run number zero
> I am debugging the frequent problem where the run number is mysteriously
> reset to zero. As a first step, I am commiting changes to mhttpd.c and midas.c:
> - abort on obviously corrupted "run number < 0"
> - abort on cm_transition() to run 0 (the only place where the run number is
> explicitely written to ODB)
> - in the mhttpd "Start run" form, reject user setting the run number to <= 0.

- abort on cm_transition() from run 0 to 1 during auto restart in mlogger.

Cvs diff:

RCS file: /usr/local/cvsroot/midas/src/mlogger.c,v
retrieving revision 1.65
diff -r1.65 mlogger.c
3277a3278,3283
>         if (run_number <= 0)
>           {
>           cm_msg(MERROR, "main", "aborting on attempt to use invalid run
number %d", run_number);
>           abort();
>           }
> 

K.O.
  133   12 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski Refuse to set run number zero
I am debugging the frequent problem where the run number is mysteriously
reset to zero. As a first step, I am commiting changes to mhttpd.c and midas.c:
- abort on obviously corrupted "run number < 0"
- abort on cm_transition() to run 0 (the only place where the run number is
explicitely written to ODB)
- in the mhttpd "Start run" form, reject user setting the run number to <= 0.

Here is the CVS diff:

===================================================================
RCS file: /usr/local/cvsroot/midas/src/mhttpd.c,v
retrieving revision 1.253
diff -r1.253 mhttpd.c
2451a2452,2457
>   if (run_number < 0)
>     {
>     cm_msg(MERROR, "show_elog_new", "aborting on attempt to use invalid
run number %d",run_number);
>     abort();
>     }
> 
2506a2513,2519
> 
>     if (run_number < 0)
>       {
>       cm_msg(MERROR, "show_elog_new", "aborting on attempt to use invalid
run number %d",run_number);
>       abort();
>       }
> 
3582a3596,3602
> 
>   if (run_number < 0)
>     {
>     cm_msg(MERROR, "show_form_query", "aborting on attempt to use invalid
run number %d",run_number);
>     abort();
>     }
> 
5730a5751,5756
>   if (rn < 0) // value "zero" is okey
>     {
>     cm_msg(MERROR, "show_start_page", "aborting on attempt to use invalid
run number %d",rn);
>     abort();
>     }
> 
9684a9711,9719
>       if (i <= 0)
>         {
>         cm_msg(MERROR, "interprete", "Start run: invalid run number %d",i);
>         memset(str,0,sizeof(str));
>         snprintf(str,sizeof(str)-1,"Invalid run number %d",i);
>         show_error(str);
>         return;
>         }
> 
Index: src/midas.c
===================================================================
RCS file: /usr/local/cvsroot/midas/src/midas.c,v
retrieving revision 1.193
diff -r1.193 midas.c
3786c3786
<         status = cm_transition(_requested_transition | TR_DEFERRED, 0,
str, 256, SYNC, FALSE);
---
>         status = cm_transition(_requested_transition | TR_DEFERRED, 0,
str, sizeof(str), SYNC, FALSE);
3906a3907,3912
>   if (run_number <= 0)
>     {
>     cm_msg(MERROR, "cm_transition", "aborting on attempt to use invalid
run number %d",run_number);
>     abort();
>     }
> 
16069a16076,16081
>     }
> 
>   if (run_number < 0)
>     {
>     cm_msg(MERROR, "el_submit", "aborting on attempt to use invalid run
number %d", run_number);
>     abort();

K.O.
  125   12 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski mhttpd: add Elog text to outgoing email.
This commit adds the elog message text to the outgoing email message. This
functionality has been requested a logn time ago, but I guess nobody got
around to implement it, until now. I also added assert() traps for the most
common array overruns in the Elog code.

Here is the cvs diff:

Index: src/mhttpd.c
===================================================================
RCS file: /usr/local/cvsroot/midas/src/mhttpd.c,v
retrieving revision 1.252
diff -r1.252 mhttpd.c
768a769
> #include <assert.h>
3740c3741
< char   mail_to[256], mail_from[256], mail_text[256], mail_list[256],
---
> char   mail_to[256], mail_from[256], mail_text[10000], mail_list[256],
3921a3923,3925
>         // zero out the array. needed because later strncat() does not
always add the trailing '\0'
>         memset(mail_text,0,sizeof(mail_text));
> 
3931a3936,3945
> 
>         assert(strlen(mail_text) + 100 < sizeof(mail_text)); // bomb out
on array overrun.
> 
>         strcat(mail_text+strlen(mail_text),"\n");
>         // this strncat() depends on the mail_text array being zeroed out:
>         // strncat() does not always add the trailing '\0'
>        
strncat(mail_text+strlen(mail_text),getparam("text"),sizeof(mail_text)-strlen(mail_text)-50);
>         strcat(mail_text+strlen(mail_text),"\n");
> 
>         assert(strlen(mail_text) < sizeof(mail_text)); // bomb out on
array overrun.
Index: src/midas.c
===================================================================
RCS file: /usr/local/cvsroot/midas/src/midas.c,v
retrieving revision 1.192
diff -r1.192 midas.c
604a605
> #include <assert.h>
16267a16269,16270
> 
>   assert(strlen(message) < sizeof(message)); // bomb out on array overrun.

K.O.
  130   12 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski Array overruns in mhttpd.c::submit_elog()
> While adding new functionality to submit_elog() (add the message text to the
> outgoing email), I noticed that the email text is being stored into an array
> of size 256, mail_text[256], without any checks for array overrun. This
> cannot be good. How should this be corrected?
> K.O.

Similar problem exists in midas.c::el_submit(). The array "message[10000]" is
easy to overrun by submitting a long elog message.

K.O.
  129   12 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski Array overruns in mhttpd.c::submit_elog()
While adding new functionality to submit_elog() (add the message text to the
outgoing email), I noticed that the email text is being stored into an array
of size 256, mail_text[256], without any checks for array overrun. This
cannot be good. How should this be corrected?
K.O.
  136   10 Oct 2003 Konstantin Olchanski mhttpd crash on corrupted ODB /RunInfo
There was no feedback. This code has been commited. K.O.

> Invalid values of ODB /RunInfo/State cause mhttpd crash in
> show_status_page() because of an out of bounds access to the array of state
> names. Suggest this fix: remove array of state names, use existing ladder of
> if/else statements to explicitely set state name. Verified the fix works for
> TWIST. Will commit this into MIDAS CVS unless get feedback.
> 
> src/mhttpd.c:show_status_page() {
>   ...
>   rsprintf("<tr align=center><td>Run #%d", runinfo.run_number);
> 
>   if (runinfo.state == STATE_STOPPED)
>     rsprintf("<td colspan=1 bgcolor=#FF0000>Stopped");
>   else if (runinfo.state == STATE_PAUSED)
>     rsprintf("<td colspan=1 bgcolor=#FFFF00>Paused");
>   else if (runinfo.state == STATE_RUNNING)
>     rsprintf("<td colspan=1 bgcolor=#00FF00>Running");
>   else
>     rsprintf("<td colspan=1 bgcolor=#FFFFFF>Unknown");
> 
>   if (runinfo.requested_transition)
>   ...
> 
> K.O.
  137   02 Sep 2003 Pierre-André Amaudruz minor fix, window build
- makefile.nt (/examples/experiment, /hbook)
  adjusted for local hmana.obj build  as for rmana.obj, add cvs tag for
  revision comment entry.
- drivers/class/hv.c
  change comment // to /* */
  3   27 Aug 2003 Pierre-André Amaudruz Operation under 1.9.3 with the analyzer
1) Prior upgrading midas to 1.9.3, make sure you've saved your ODB in ASCII
   format using "odbedit> save my_odb.odb", as the internal structure is
   incompatible with previous version. You will be able to restore it once
   the new odb is up using "odbedit> load my_odb.odb".

2) since version 1.9.2, the analyzer supports ROOT and PAW packages.
   The general Midas makefile build the analyzer core system mana.c
   differently depending on presence of the environment variable $ROOTSYS.

   In the case $ROOTSYS is not defined, the Makefile will create:
   ~/os/lib/mana.o, build for NO HBOOK calls.
   ~/os/lib/hmana.o, build with HBOOK calls for PAW analyzer
    (requires /cern/pro/lib to be present).

   In the case $ROOTSYS is defined and pointing to a valid root directory:
   ~/os/lib/mana.o, build for NO HBOOK calls.
   ~/os/lib/rmana.o, build for ROOT analyzer.

3) Since 1.9.2, the ~/examples/experiment contains the ROOT
   analyzer example instead of HBOOK. The local Makefile uses the source
   examples and the ~/os/lib/rmana.o for building the final user
   application.
   
   The previous HBOOK(PAW) analyzer has been moved into ~examples/hbookexpt
   directory. The analyzer is build using the ~/os/lib/hmana.o 

4) A new application "rmidas" is available when the system is build with
   ROOT support. This application is an initial "pure" ROOT GUI implementing
   TSocket for remote ROOT histogram display. 
   Once a ONLINE ROOT analyzer is up and running, by invoking "rmidas"
   you will be prompt for a host name. Enter the node name hosting the
   analyzer. You will be presented with a list of histogram which can
   be display in a ROOT frame environment (see attachment). 

5) The support of ROOT is also available for the logger by changing  
   the data format and the destination file name in the ODB structure.
   This option will save on file the Midas banks converted into ROOT Tree.
   This file can be opened with ROOT (see attachment).

------- ODB structure of /Logger/Channels/0/Settings
   [local:midas:R]Settings>ls
    Active                          y
    Type                            Disk
    Filename                        run%05d.root    <<<<<<<<< new extension
    Format                          ROOT            <<<<<<<<< new format
    Compression                     0
    ODB dump                        y
    Log messages                    0
    Buffer                          SYSTEM
    Event ID                        -1
    Trigger mask                    -1
    Event limit                     0
    Byte limit                      0
    Tape capacity                   0
    Subdir format                   
    Current filename                run00211.root
-------   

.
Attachment 1: rmidas-mlogger_root_file.jpg
rmidas-mlogger_root_file.jpg
  138   19 Aug 2003 Pierre-André Amaudruz minor fixes, new tarball 1.9.3-1
- add pthread lib to examples/... makefile
- fix ybos_simfe.c for max_event_size
- fix camacnul.c for cam_inhibit_test(), cam_interrupt_test()
- update documentation (1.9.3)
- made midas-1.9.3-1.tar.gz on Triumf site
  2   11 Aug 2003 Konstantin Olchanski Alarm on no ping?
I want midas alarms to go off when I cannot ping arbitrary remote hosts. Is
there is easy/preferred way to do this? K.O.
  135   11 Aug 2003 Konstantin Olchanski mhttpd crash on corrupted ODB /RunInfo
Invalid values of ODB /RunInfo/State cause mhttpd crash in
show_status_page() because of an out of bounds access to the array of state
names. Suggest this fix: remove array of state names, use existing ladder of
if/else statements to explicitely set state name. Verified the fix works for
TWIST. Will commit this into MIDAS CVS unless get feedback.

src/mhttpd.c:show_status_page() {
  ...
  rsprintf("<tr align=center><td>Run #%d", runinfo.run_number);

  if (runinfo.state == STATE_STOPPED)
    rsprintf("<td colspan=1 bgcolor=#FF0000>Stopped");
  else if (runinfo.state == STATE_PAUSED)
    rsprintf("<td colspan=1 bgcolor=#FFFF00>Paused");
  else if (runinfo.state == STATE_RUNNING)
    rsprintf("<td colspan=1 bgcolor=#00FF00>Running");
  else
    rsprintf("<td colspan=1 bgcolor=#FFFFFF>Unknown");

  if (runinfo.requested_transition)
  ...

K.O.
  140   30 Jul 2003 David Morris Have to link with -lpthread?
The change is required to support implementation of pthreads in the Linux
compile of Midas. This was added recently. I believe pthreads is also needed
for ROOT based compiles.

David

> It appears that all midas applications are now required to link with the
> pthreads library even if they do not use threads. This is caused by a
> pthread_create() call from ss_thread_create() in system.c.
> 
> Is this the intended behaviour?
> 
> K.O.
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