rlm_python seems to run authorize function in a single thread
clint at voodoocube.com
Sat Jan 4 00:53:33 CET 2020
We've created a python module that we use to process authorization requests (ie. func_authorize). Each call to the authorize method seems to block any subsequent calls until it completes, then it moves on the next one. In other words it’s processing them one at a time. This is not the behavior we were expecting since rlm_python is set to RLM_TYPE_THREAD_SAFE.
We’ve done some research on this and found a post from 2015 (referencing FreeRADIUS 2.X) in which someone was complaining about a similar issue, and someone responded that rlm_python is not thread safe in FreeRADIUS 2.X. Could someone here help us understand the expected threading behavior of rlm_python in FreeRADIUS 3.0.19? Is there some way to configure FreeRADIUS, rlm_python or the Python runtime to enable calling the authorize function in a multithreaded fashion?
Here are the details of our runtime environment:
FreeRADIUS Version: 3.0.19
Python Version: 2.7.15
Please let us know if you need any additional environmental or configuration information.
We thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
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