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19:00:30 <wumpus> topics?
19:00:34 <gmaxwell> #bitcoin-core-dev Meeting: wumpus sipa gmaxwell jonasschnelli morcos luke-jr btcdrak sdaftuar jtimon cfields petertodd kanzure bluematt instagibbs phantomcircuit codeshark michagogo marcofalke paveljanik NicolasDorier
19:00:34 <wumpus> #bitcoin-core-dev Meeting: wumpus sipa gmaxwell jonasschnelli morcos luke-jr btcdrak sdaftuar jtimon cfields petertodd kanzure bluematt instagibbs phantomcircuit codeshark michagogo marcofalke paveljanik NicolasDorier jl2012 instagibbs achow101
19:00:36 <kanzure> hi.
19:00:40 <paveljanik> Hi
19:00:41 <achow101> hi
19:00:42 <cfields> jonasschnelli: i just wrote a quick mutex locktime reporter, ping me after meeting if you'd like to discuss
19:00:44 <sdaftuar> here
19:00:45 <sipa> yow
19:00:49 <gmaxwell> (I guess I should update my list)
19:00:57 <jonasschnelli> cfields: awesome!
19:01:03 <sipa> wumpus: you're requesting the presence of 2 instagibbses?
19:01:07 <gmaxwell> cfields: finally someone did that, awesome.
19:01:20 <cfields> well it's very dumb, but it's something :)
19:01:21 <wumpus> sipa: yes!
19:01:34 <sipa> cfields: -DDEBUG_LOCKCONTENTION?
19:01:38 <luke-jr> lol
19:01:38 <jonasschnelli> cfields: dumb is good
19:01:51 <wumpus> #topic high priority for review
19:02:04 <gmaxwell> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/projects/8
19:02:08 <sipa> #10148 plz *puppyeyes*
19:02:10 <gribble> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/10148 | Use non-atomic flushing with block replay by sipa · Pull Request #10148 · bitcoin/bitcoin · GitHub
19:02:26 <wumpus> 10148 is already on the list, I'm testing it
19:02:30 <sipa> cool
19:02:33 <sdaftuar> i'm working on an rpc test as well
19:02:39 <sipa> sdaftuar: awesome!
19:02:42 <sipa> can i help?
19:03:00 <sdaftuar> i'll let you know!
19:03:05 <sdaftuar> i think i almos thave it
19:04:08 <sipa> having thought more about it, i don't think #10339 will have any significant performance impact
19:04:11 <gribble> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/10339 | Optimization: Calculate block hash less times by jtimon · Pull Request #10339 · bitcoin/bitcoin · GitHub
19:04:22 <luke-jr> basic multiwallet was merged. I hope to have the next step (RPC support) later today. ACK to add to priority then?
19:04:48 <jonasschnelli> RPC support would be great
19:04:53 <sipa> agree
19:04:55 <jonasschnelli> You mean addressing wallet via RPC endpoint?
19:04:55 <achow101> luke-jr: yes please
19:05:08 <luke-jr> jonasschnelli: I mean each username has a different single wallet
19:05:22 <jonasschnelli> luke-jr: hmm...
19:05:24 <wumpus> sipa: ok, removing it from high priority then
19:05:27 <jonasschnelli> I'd prefere endpoints
19:05:39 <jonasschnelli> AUTH for wallet switching seems hackish
19:05:41 <luke-jr> jonasschnelli: endpoints can be done later; I'm just trying to get the simplest stuff done first
19:05:50 <jonasschnelli> endpoint is 10lines of code
19:05:54 <wumpus> I'd also prefer endpoints, makes it easier to move wallets to external processes etc just by changing the url
19:05:57 <jonasschnelli> I can post it to you later
19:06:00 <luke-jr> jonasschnelli: not securely ;p
19:06:10 <luke-jr> jonasschnelli: I don't want JoinMarket to have access to my main wallet
19:06:21 <jonasschnelli> there is no security in our RPC implementation :/
19:06:24 <sipa> yay, wallet ACLs
19:06:25 * sipa hides
19:06:30 <wumpus> please don't use auth, it's not supposed to be a multi-user authentication mult-wallet, that just adds another nightmare difficult to support like accounts
19:06:31 <achow101> you could do some combination of both?
19:06:31 <luke-jr> wumpus: different username is also a simple change to the URI
19:06:43 <wumpus> we already support different usernames/passwords
19:06:49 <jonasschnelli> use a passphase as wallet name
19:06:55 <wumpus> it's an authentication feature, should not affect the wallet
19:06:56 <jonasschnelli> same security as basic auth?
19:07:23 <sipa> i think the first step should be either endpoint or a generic optional named parameter to select the wallet
19:07:24 <luke-jr> wumpus: I see no distinction
19:07:28 <wumpus> sipa: yes
19:07:28 <gmaxwell> endpoints won't be ten lines of code. After all, we'll need to add support for them to bitcoin-cli, the test framework, etc.
19:07:34 <achow101> sipa: agreed
19:07:43 <sipa> the choice of which user can access which wallets is orthogonal, i think
19:07:50 <wumpus> gmaxwell: which is easy, the underlying stuff (rpcproxy, libevent) obviously supports it
19:07:55 <sipa> but i would prefer not to tie users to wallets at the auth level
19:07:57 <jonasschnelli> gmaxwell: yes Indeed
19:08:48 <jonasschnelli> first stage, each user should be able to access each wallet....
19:08:48 <gmaxwell> obviously we do want to have username/wallet binding, right?  This lets you be more confident e.g. that your joinmarket install isn't going to screw up your ordinary wallet, for example.
19:08:48 <wumpus> sipa: me neither, it just seems a level violation, and causes wrong expectations that giving access to RPC to one wallet is secure in any way
19:08:54 <gmaxwell> (eventually)
19:08:57 <luke-jr> jonasschnelli: no -.-
19:09:11 <wumpus> gmaxwell: I really think that's going too far
19:09:23 <gmaxwell> then why are we bothering?
19:09:27 <wumpus> securing RPC for multiple users is absolutely a nightmare
19:09:32 <jonasschnelli> luke-jr: the first logical extendable step would be that, no? Adding wallet selecting via AUTH is something you need to throw away later
19:09:49 <luke-jr> well, if I can't isolate JoinMarket this way, I have no interest in doing it.. so I can just move on to GUI and leave RPC support in Knots only
19:09:51 <sipa> wumpus: i think it's inevitable that we'll need that
19:09:53 <wumpus> anyhow a security layer could always be added could be later if endpoint-based multiwallet is in place
19:09:58 <wumpus> sipa: I think it's a mistake
19:10:05 <wumpus> sipa: just like accounts was
19:10:13 <wumpus> it's something that bitcoind shouldn't handle
19:10:27 <gmaxwell> I think what luke would like to accomplish is making multiwallet immediately useful for the application of combining multiple applicatoins onto one bitcoind; rather than having to run seperate bitcoinds for each thing that needs a wallet that you're running.
19:10:30 <luke-jr> jonasschnelli: no?
19:10:59 <sipa> gmaxwell: i think that's an interesting use case; i don't think it should be the first step
19:11:04 <wumpus> that's just inviting bugs, there's no way we can make that secure, the RPC is not a secure endpoint and is regarded as compeltely  trusted
19:11:34 <wumpus> it would escalate a bug in e.g. a single RPC command to a security issue, right now RPC access = fully trusted
19:11:36 <jonasschnelli> luke-jr: I don't know the JoinMarket use case very well.. but if you give it access to your node, it could shutdown, add peers, etc. (in case you don't trust that software)
19:11:45 <gmaxwell> This is also important to us at blockstream and we will end up maintaining a fork of Bitcoin with it. (though luke wasn't doing this work at our request).
19:11:58 <luke-jr> jonasschnelli: even if we add endpoint multiwallet and ACLs later, we still want a way to select a default wallet for each user
19:12:20 <luke-jr> wumpus: then why do we have auth at all?
19:12:32 <jonasschnelli> I really think we should keep hands away from multi-user/multi-wallet setup
19:12:34 <wumpus> luke-jr: to gain access
19:12:47 <wumpus> jonasschnelli: me too... seems something that needs to be a level on top, not handled by bitcoind itself
19:12:55 <jonasschnelli> For now we should focus on single-user/multi-wallet (1:n)
19:13:15 <jonasschnelli> n:n smells like a account-like-problem-re-incarnation
19:13:20 <wumpus> anyhow if we have endpoint multi-wallet access, it'spossible to slap on a wallet/user auth mapping later
19:13:34 <luke-jr> or vice-versa..
19:13:38 <wumpus> that's "just" a matter of access control
19:13:44 <jonasschnelli> yes. n:n may make sense.. but endpoint first seems much more logical
19:13:48 <wumpus> yes
19:13:51 <gmaxwell> jonasschnelli: I do not follow your comment with account like problems. The problem with accounts is that they weren't wallets but users expected them to be and treated them like ones.
19:14:06 <jonasschnelli> gmaxwell: Yes. Not directly related.
19:14:10 <sipa> i don't think access control is necessarily that complicated; have a global permission and wallet specific permission; configure which users have which
19:14:13 <wumpus> I just think that making bitcoind multi-user is a grave mistake
19:14:18 <wumpus> but I"ll shut up about it...
19:14:24 <jonasschnelli> I think the complexity is huge,.. leads to permission groups, etc.
19:14:35 <wumpus> yes, exactly, some people wnat everything in bitcoind
19:14:44 <gmaxwell> jonasschnelli: what? no it doesn't.
19:14:47 <sipa> well it seems that multiple people want multiwallet for multiple reasons
19:14:53 <sipa> i don't think that's a problem
19:15:04 <sipa> and should not be a blocker for the basic functionality
19:15:07 <wumpus> this is one the reason why the wallet should have been split off to a separate process / library I guess... now it all needs to be compounded
19:15:11 <wumpus> making bitcoind some kind of systemd
19:15:11 <jonasschnelli> if we start to use n:n, enterprises will probably use it for multi-user wallet backends...
19:15:32 <luke-jr> wumpus: user:wallet makes a split off later simpler
19:15:33 <jonasschnelli> and removing – if it gets to complicated – is hard or even impossible (like the accounting)
19:15:34 <wumpus> jonasschnelli: yes exactly... and what if there's a bug in that
19:15:37 <luke-jr> endpoints makes splitting off later complex
19:15:54 <wumpus> it moves all the (perceived) responsiblity for managing multi-user setups secure to us
19:16:00 <jonasschnelli> luke-jr: endpoint would even work if each wallet runs in its own process
19:16:04 <gmaxwell> How do we split wallets if we are using endpoints?
19:16:08 <jonasschnelli> (though auth probably also)
19:16:17 <luke-jr> jonasschnelli: huh? not really..?
19:16:23 <jtimon> but multi-wallet doesn't imply multi-user, does it?
19:16:25 <wumpus> gmaxwell: what do you mean with "split wallets"?
19:16:36 <gmaxwell> split wallets int oseperate processes
19:16:51 <wumpus> gmaxwell: different wallets have different URLs then
19:17:04 <wumpus> gmaxwell: so it's just another change: change the port...
19:17:17 <luke-jr> wumpus: ALL of these options are simple URI changes..
19:17:27 <achow101> how would different endpoints work with bitcoin-cli or the debug console?
19:17:28 <luke-jr> although some tools don't allow changing the URI right now
19:17:31 <wumpus> versus
19:17:39 <gmaxwell> achow101: thats why it isn't ten lines of code.
19:17:42 <jonasschnelli> achow101: you can add: -wallet=filename
19:17:55 <wumpus> achow101: just add an option
19:18:03 <sipa> s/filename/name/
19:18:09 <jonasschnelli> endpoints in bitcoin-cli is not really complex...
19:18:10 <luke-jr> achow101: debug console isn't via RPC anyway
19:18:11 <jonasschnelli> sipa: yes
19:18:14 <achow101> but it certainly wouldn't work with debug console
19:18:14 <gmaxwell> sipa +1
19:18:39 <wumpus> as for debug console: you could ask the same question about authentication
19:18:40 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: I think we'll need endpoints in any case regardless of auth to set a default.
19:18:52 <luke-jr> gmaxwell: maybe
19:18:52 <jonasschnelli> achow101: the whole GUI has no multiwallet interface
19:18:58 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: because that will be what you need to make it usable to work with multiple wallets as a single user.
19:18:59 <wumpus> debug console is not authenticated at all - so adding endpoint/auth support is likely the similar amount of work
19:19:24 <wumpus> if access control is implemented, a single user could want to have access to multiple wallets anyhow
19:19:25 <gmaxwell> debug console should perhaps get a dropdown, and yes, it will be the same work either way.. probably easier with endpoints.
19:19:31 <wumpus> so user=wallet is a bad abstraction
19:19:36 <luke-jr> I already have the GUI done BTW
19:19:43 <gmaxwell> yes you'll want to have access to multiple wallets from a single user regardless.
19:19:44 <luke-jr> it's just based on the RPC branch
19:19:51 <sipa> luke-jr: how does it let you select the wallet?
19:19:52 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: how does gui handle the debug console?
19:19:56 <jonasschnelli> A very hackish (and very old) endpoint impl
19:19:57 <luke-jr> sipa: comboboxes
19:20:03 <jonasschnelli> A very hackish (and very old) endpoint impl for bitcoin-cli: https://github.com/jonasschnelli/bitcoin/blob/2015/05/corewallet/src/bitcoin-cli.cpp#L134
19:20:05 <luke-jr> one in the main window, and one in the debug window
19:20:20 <gmaxwell> sounds more or less okay.
19:20:56 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: so why not implement endpoints first?  surely even if your own use needs account you can carry a 5 line patch to allow accounts to select the default wallet.
19:20:57 <luke-jr> wumpus: even if a single user can access multiple wallets, we still want a way to choose the default
19:21:05 <gmaxwell> see above
19:21:21 <luke-jr> gmaxwell: it's more code, and not done yet
19:21:23 <wumpus> well the default wallet could depend on the user, I don't really care
19:21:31 <luke-jr> I can implement it, but IMO it will delay things to make it the next step
19:21:32 <wumpus> though I'd prefer to get rid of 'default wallet', in time
19:21:35 <jonasschnelli> maybe the GUI should have a node window (network, peers) and a wallet-window per wallet...
19:21:52 <sipa> jonasschnelli: ugh
19:21:58 <luke-jr> the user=>wallet stuff is literally done and well-tested (in Knots), just needs to be rebased
19:21:59 <gmaxwell> jonasschnelli: that doesn't sound like a good UI. :P
19:22:07 <sipa> jonasschnelli: /me remembers browsers before tabs
19:22:08 <gmaxwell> at least not mandatory.
19:22:13 <gmaxwell> what sipa says. :P
19:22:20 <jonasschnelli> yeah... I like windows.. but I'm pretty alone nowadays with that
19:22:31 <jonasschnelli> Yeah. Tabs make more sense I guess.
19:22:37 <sipa> anyway, separate discussion
19:22:52 * jonasschnelli think sipa certainly browses with lynx
19:23:04 <sipa> i would really prefer endpoints or optional named argument to select a wallet, and deal with the authentication question later
19:23:15 <jonasschnelli> sipa: +1
19:23:16 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: in any case, seems to me the path forward is to do the endpoints thing, and having auth pick default is a simple change which is either sufficiently non-objectionable or at least a trivial patch to carry.
19:23:21 <achow101> sipa: ack
19:23:22 <wumpus> sipa: same for me
19:23:27 <luke-jr> would anyone NACK if I go forward with user->wallet mappings since they're basically ready, and then do endpoints based on that?
19:24:07 <achow101> probably
19:24:09 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: does it also support one user with many wallets?
19:24:12 <wumpus> well as we determined above, a user may want to have access to multiple wallets, so a single user->wallet mapping just doesn't cut it, even if you want to add access control
19:24:20 <gmaxwell> what wumpus says.
19:24:28 <luke-jr> gmaxwell: the current code does not, but there's no reason the endpoints couldn't add that
19:24:29 <wumpus> I really think we should just start with endpoints as sipa says
19:24:52 <jnewbery> Isn't rpcuser deprecated anyway?
19:24:54 <jonasschnelli> Yes. Let's start with endpoint.. I'll can write it next week because I already did once...
19:24:57 <wumpus> I'm not going to NACK anything that makes progress though
19:24:59 <luke-jr> jnewbery: it's rpcauth
19:25:00 <sipa> jnewbery: rpcauth isn't
19:25:01 <jonasschnelli> *I can
19:25:29 <gmaxwell> jnewbery: rpcuser is, but this is rpcauth (rpcuser doesn't even have multiple users)
19:25:29 <jtimon> jnewbery: is rpcuser deprecated? since when?
19:25:38 <gmaxwell> jtimon: a year?
19:25:39 <achow101> jtimon: it's deprecated since a long time ago
19:25:42 <gmaxwell> it prints out a notice!
19:25:50 <wumpus> rpcuser is deprecated, people are encouraged to use either rpcauth or cookie auth
19:25:59 <wumpus> we won't remove it just yet ofcourse
19:26:09 <jtimon> oh, deprecated as in "we want to remove this", but it actually still works, no?
19:26:14 <paveljanik> 26 minutes...
19:26:14 <luke-jr> right
19:26:15 <achow101> yes
19:26:17 <wumpus> that is what deprecated means, yes
19:26:28 <jtimon> yeah, sorry
19:26:29 <instagibbs> paveljanik, 34 to go :P
19:26:43 <wumpus> paveljanik: what's so special about 26?
19:26:49 <sipa> jonasschnelli: any progress on GUI for database upgrade?
19:26:58 <wumpus> #topic GUI for database upgrade?
19:27:00 <gmaxwell> And we've wasted a perfectly good half hour. :P  luke should put up patches and we can yell at him on github, but I think I would really prefer if the first cut does multiple wallets for a user... (if nothing else, that is the easiest thing to test)
19:27:00 <jonasschnelli> sipa: I sadly had only little time last and this week
19:27:07 <luke-jr> wumpus: 21 is half of 42
19:27:18 <jonasschnelli> sipa: I looked into it and wanted to ask you how I get the max size of a db cursor (to calc progress)
19:27:42 <sipa> jonasschnelli: it's not hard to estimate as txids are randomly distributed
19:27:51 <gmaxwell> so you just look at the txid...
19:27:54 <sipa> i can add code for that
19:27:55 <gmaxwell> they're done in order.
19:28:07 <gmaxwell> if it's at 0x01... then it's done 1/256 of it.
19:28:12 <sipa> txid -> arith_uint256 -> * 100/2^256
19:28:29 <jonasschnelli> Okay. The rest is simple (debug.log non newline [10%] progress   /  GUI splash screen progress with abort)
19:28:39 <wumpus> BTW: jnewbery rebased the label API pull (#7729), a lot of thanks for that
19:28:41 <gribble> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/7729 | rpc: introduce label API for wallet by laanwj · Pull Request #7729 · bitcoin/bitcoin · GitHub
19:28:50 <sipa> jonasschnelli: i'll write code for the progress estimation
19:29:08 <jonasschnelli> sipa: Okay. Pass me over a commit and I'll finish the rest
19:29:14 <jnewbery> wumpus: no problem. I wanted to test drive it :)
19:30:38 <gmaxwell> wumpus: \O/ on the label rebase.
19:30:53 <wumpus> must have been a nightmare
19:31:27 <wumpus> any other topics?
19:31:51 <jonasschnelli> what about the rpc splitting,... has that been discussed so far?
19:32:04 <jnewbery> There had been quite a few refactors. I think the rebase was good, but reviewers should look out for anything that looks off
19:32:06 <jonasschnelli> signrawwithkey, etc.?
19:32:09 <wumpus> rpc splitting?
19:32:26 <achow101> the PRs I made to unfuck signrawtx and validateaddress
19:32:42 <wumpus> ah https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/10583
19:32:47 <wumpus> #10583
19:32:48 <jonasschnelli> achow101: yes. Those..
19:32:48 <gribble> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/10583 | [RPC] Split part of validateaddress into getaddressinfo by achow101 · Pull Request #10583 · bitcoin/bitcoin · GitHub
19:33:04 <wumpus> #topic split off wallet functionality from mixed wallet/non-wallet RPC calls
19:33:08 <wumpus> or something
19:33:22 <achow101> #10570
19:33:23 <gribble> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/10570 | [RPC] Split signrawtransaction into multiple distinct RPCs · Issue #10570 · bitcoin/bitcoin · GitHub
19:33:45 <wumpus> concept ack (haven't gotten around to reviewing anything)
19:33:48 <gmaxwell> I think those changes all make sense.  Someone commented about breaking compatibility, but its for a new major version and it will be easy for callers to update their behavior.
19:33:59 <morcos> i'm here now.. haven't caught up on backlog
19:34:06 <sipa> it breaks compatibility with a never documented or advertized feature :)
19:34:07 <wumpus> well we could allow both, for one major version
19:34:10 <gmaxwell> Though we might want to rename the old calls at the same time. (a suggestion for discussion)
19:34:20 <sipa> (concatenating multiple tx hex strings, yuck)
19:34:25 <wumpus> wut?
19:34:32 <wumpus> ok, we're talking about different things
19:34:37 <instagibbs> aside from mixing wallet/nonwallet, what's the issue with validateaddress?
19:34:38 <gmaxwell> sipa: it was certantly advertised and known.
19:34:40 <wumpus> I mean validateaddress/getaddressinfo
19:34:42 <instagibbs> (or is that the issue)
19:34:50 <achow101> instagibbs: that's the issue
19:34:51 <sipa> wumpus: ah, i'm talking about signrawtransaction
19:34:52 <gmaxwell> wumpus: he's talking about the signraw split to create the combine call.
19:34:52 <wumpus> instagibbs: that is the issue
19:34:57 <instagibbs> ok, are we killing off getinfo then too:
19:34:59 <instagibbs> :)
19:35:05 <achow101> hopefully :D
19:35:11 <wumpus> instagibbs: yes, but that's not the topic now
19:35:16 <gmaxwell> I would miss getinfo. all the other commands take more typing. :P
19:35:17 <wumpus> we're already confusing two things, let's add more!
19:35:25 <gmaxwell> wumpus: okay!
19:35:25 <instagibbs> eh, we're talking about blowing away validateaddress as is, sorry
19:35:26 <wumpus> gmaxwell: hey I have a pull that implements it client side
19:35:46 <gmaxwell> wumpus: lol.  can you name the rpc call "gi" :P even less typing.
19:35:47 <jonasschnelli> IMO having a non wallet sign rawtx where priv keys are passed aroung in a shell over a possible TCP channel is not ideal.. but we already have it... I though instead of splitting it off, move it to the tool
19:35:55 <jonasschnelli> But I see the point with getting the UTXOs
19:36:01 <sipa> let's rename all RPCs to get*info... for example s/sendtoaddress/getnewpaymenttxid/
19:36:08 <gmaxwell> jonasschnelli: we need the UTXOs or its all awfulsauce.
19:36:11 <instagibbs> sipa, lol
19:36:16 <wumpus> #8843
19:36:17 <gribble> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/8843 | rpc: Handle `getinfo` client-side in bitcoin-cli w/ `-getinfo` by laanwj · Pull Request #8843 · bitcoin/bitcoin · GitHub
19:36:18 <luke-jr> lol
19:36:28 <luke-jr> getsignedtransaction
19:36:31 <jonasschnelli> gmaxwell: I though the node RPC can spitout what you need to pass it into bitcoin-tx or so...
19:36:48 <jonasschnelli> but I know... very inconvinient
19:36:48 <luke-jr> getthistransactionbroadcast
19:36:50 <luke-jr> :p
19:36:51 <sipa> jonasschnelli: sure it can; it's just more convenient to not need that
19:36:51 <wumpus> eventually closed it because the only person responding was luke-jr and he kept arguing against it
19:37:08 <gmaxwell> jonasschnelli: and that adds steps to the process.. which is already long enough that it's prone to error.
19:37:14 <sipa> jonasschnelli: it's called listunspent
19:37:16 <jonasschnelli> It's just another source how people can shoot themselfs with exposing priv keys
19:37:28 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: why do you hate freedom?
19:37:32 <luke-jr> gmaxwell: !⁈
19:37:35 <gmaxwell> haha
19:38:30 <sipa> jonasschnelli: but the functionality already exists, and i very much like removing it from the wallet (so people at least won't accidentally mix up privkey based operations with wallet stuff)
19:38:54 <instagibbs> sipa, ok I see the motivation there
19:38:58 <gmaxwell> anyways, I can just say that I have tried to stop using getinfo and failed. Mostly because typing getnetworkinfo getblockchainfo getfooooooooooinfo and then wading through a bunch of things when I want to see: How many connections, which block am I at, and what wallet am I running (which I can tell via the balance). :P  just personal feedback.
19:39:01 <luke-jr> gmaxwell: I didn't even NACK it :o
19:39:04 <jonasschnelli> Yes... I guess that makes sense. I kinda hoped once we touch that we could move it away from the node into a sep. process
19:39:21 <luke-jr> gmaxwell: use the GUI for that! :p
19:39:31 <sipa> jonasschnelli: i have a vague proposal for that too, but it's more complicated
19:39:37 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: again, why do you hate freedom? :P
19:39:50 <sipa> jonasschnelli: and involves a new format for partially signed transactions...
19:39:57 <wumpus> gmaxwell: anyhow we can easily reopen and rebase that PR, bitcoin-cli hardly changed since then
19:40:01 <sipa> wumpus: ack
19:40:03 <jonasschnelli> sipa: that contains everything you need to sign?
19:40:08 <luke-jr> gmaxwell: make a shell alias to all the calls ;)
19:40:23 <gmaxwell> it's so much easier to have a signing blob thing post segwit. :(
19:40:37 <bitcoin-git> [13bitcoin] 15laanwj reopened pull request #8843: rpc: Handle `getinfo` client-side in bitcoin-cli w/ `-getinfo` (06master...062016_09_getinfo_clientside) 02https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8843
19:40:39 <sipa> jonasschnelli: yes, contains amounts, change info, prevouts being spent, ...
19:40:40 <wumpus> yes, let's activate segwit
19:40:46 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: I don't like customizing my expirence of bitcoin too much because then I'll just patch around everything that stinks.
19:40:47 * sipa revives segnet
19:41:09 <jonasschnelli> sipa: That's also something we could re-use for the detatched signing standard (a.k.a hardware wallet standard)
19:41:11 <luke-jr> we could just leave getinfo how it is ;)
19:41:26 <gmaxwell> in any case, we're offtopic. I think that achow's PRs are all nice incremental improvements and we should take them (after review)
19:41:28 <sipa> jonasschnelli: pre-segwit however, it also needs to contain the full spent transactions :(
19:41:33 <luke-jr> bitcoin-cli -getinfo only handles 1 sortof-use-case, and leaves the other 2 supported use cases unaddressed
19:41:35 <sipa> gmaxwell: agree
19:41:37 <wumpus> after promising to deprecate it for years... yeah, of course....
19:41:52 <sipa> (disclaimer: achow101'w my intern this summer, i asked him to work on those)
19:42:02 <jonasschnelli> sipa: [full spent transactions], I guess that's okay.
19:42:25 <sipa> jonasschnelli: bitcoind unfortunately can't do that generically (you need the wallet for that)
19:42:25 <wumpus> getinfo is going away, there's no going back now
19:42:44 <luke-jr> let's add a getallinfo then
19:42:46 <luke-jr> /s
19:42:47 <wumpus> I've exactly documented what information you can find on what get*info command
19:42:54 <gmaxwell> I am fine with it going away, but I don't believe we replaced it as well as we thought we did.
19:43:01 <wumpus> and the client-side getinfo is ther for user friendlyness, if people want it
19:43:01 <sipa> i have no problem with removing it, with or without 8843
19:43:15 <luke-jr> wumpus: it doesn't work in the debug window
19:43:16 <sipa> i'm sure i'll curse a bit that getinfo isn't around anymore, and then change my habits
19:43:34 <gmaxwell> sipa: I tried blocking it, you won't. the replacements right now are not usable.
19:43:43 <luke-jr> :/
19:43:50 <gmaxwell> But thats okay, wumpus suggestion would be fine, though luke has a point about the debug console.
19:43:53 <wumpus> luke-jr: isn't all the information in the debug window *without* typing anything?
19:43:57 <achow101> removing getinfo will mess with a ton of things that use getinfo for basic rpc connection checking too...
19:44:11 <wumpus> achow101: and you're starting to bring that up *now*?
19:44:12 <achow101> but I think it should be removed anyways
19:44:12 <sipa> let's merge the getuptime rpc thing
19:44:13 <gmaxwell> wumpus: if it isn't we should make it. problem solved.
19:44:22 <bitcoin-git> [13bitcoin] 15ryanofsky opened pull request #10605: Add AssertLockHeld assertions in CWallet::ListCoins (06master...06pr/listlock) 02https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/10605
19:44:23 <instagibbs> achow101, move to dumpprivkey obv
19:44:33 <wumpus> gmaxwell: the first tab of the debug window pretty much shows everything, and indeed, if it isn't it could be added
19:44:49 <sipa> oh, another topic: non-hardened key derivation
19:44:51 <achow101> wumpus: well most of those things are old website scripts that were written once and never touched again by the authors
19:44:54 <instagibbs> sipa, ACK
19:44:54 <gmaxwell> luke-jr: I think ^ is how we should handle the gui.  (also important to make it copy/pasteable if it isn't.)
19:45:01 <wumpus> I'm really disappointed that years after deciding to deprecate getinfo we're still having this discussion
19:45:12 <luke-jr> wumpus: lol maybe :D
19:45:14 <wumpus> anyhow next topic
19:45:20 <gmaxwell> wumpus: sometimes you have to try things out to know their effects completely!
19:45:30 <wumpus> #topic non-hardened key derivation
19:45:32 <sipa> so
19:45:53 <sipa> non-hardened key derivation has many use cases in addition to hardened
19:46:02 <jonasschnelli> I guess NicolasDorier made good work there
19:46:07 <wumpus> achow101: we should carefully note it in the release notes of course
19:46:13 <sipa> however, they also have a gaping wide security hole when child private keys are exposed
19:46:23 <wumpus> achow101: we could even make getinfo fail with a custom message
19:46:29 <instagibbs> that plus dumpwallet will give you sads
19:46:30 <sipa> thus, suggestion: allow a new wallet to be created with either harderned or unhardened keys
19:46:40 <sipa> when you choose unhardened, dumpprivkey is disabled
19:46:44 <instagibbs> xpub is only accessible through dumpwallet right now AFAIK
19:46:45 <achow101> wumpus: returning null would probably not mess with anything
19:46:49 <sipa> (but dumpmasterkey or whatever is still available)
19:47:11 <achow101> sipa: there is no dumpmasterkey
19:47:11 <jonasschnelli> instagibbs: dumpprivkey must be disabled anyways
19:47:19 <luke-jr> sipa: I'd want to be able to mix them..
19:47:23 <jonasschnelli> achow101: dumpmasterkey must be added
19:47:30 <instagibbs> luke-jr, .... why
19:47:31 <gmaxwell> this is a lot more interesting with multiwallet support in place, since the cases where you want that are mostly secondary wallets (like incoming payments with keys generated by your webserver)
19:47:37 <wumpus> dumpmasterkey, isn't there a PR for that?
19:47:42 <jonasschnelli> no
19:47:47 <luke-jr> instagibbs: to generate reusable payment tokens
19:47:49 <sipa> luke-jr: i guess that's fine; just disable dumpwallet, and dumpprivkey selectively for keys derived in a non-hardened fashion
19:47:51 <gmaxwell> sipa said or whatever for a reason. :P
19:47:54 <achow101> jonasschnelli: I'm stil lwaiting #9504
19:47:55 <gribble> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/9504 | [RPC] dumpmasterprivkey command by achow101 · Pull Request #9504 · bitcoin/bitcoin · GitHub
19:48:04 <jonasschnelli> oh...
19:48:05 <luke-jr> sipa: sgtm
19:48:09 <wumpus> see, I wasn't crazy
19:48:25 <gmaxwell> wumpus: well, technically it doesn't prove that...
19:48:26 <jonasschnelli> achow101: how can I not be aware of that PR... sorry for the missinfo
19:48:34 <wumpus> gmaxwell: true
19:48:37 <sipa> getmissinfo
19:48:47 <jonasschnelli> :/
19:48:56 <jonasschnelli> (I even commited on the PR ^^)
19:48:59 <jonasschnelli> commented
19:49:15 <wumpus> getmisinfo would really fit with the spirit of the times
19:49:19 <gmaxwell> Anyways, I think that sounds okay. These applications will likely need a couple of extra RPCs too. no need to design here however.  (e.g. it will need to export the extended public key.)
19:49:33 <sipa> not much more to say about the topic - just pointing out that if we disable dumping child private keys, my concern with non-hardered derivation largely goes away
19:49:47 <wumpus> anyhow, no problem with non-hardened key support
19:49:58 <jonasschnelli> I guess with allowing xpub derivation, flexible keypath would be welcome..
19:50:04 <jonasschnelli> People want to use BIP44
19:50:06 <wumpus> as an option, not as default
19:50:08 <gmaxwell> w/ disabling and it not being a default thing. sounds great to me.
19:50:25 <achow101> sgtm
19:50:51 <jonasschnelli> Yes. Would be a great change...
19:50:59 <gmaxwell> also so long as we do the extra rpcs to make it actually useful (like extract the extended public keys, and whatever else is needed to handle an external address generator.)
19:51:13 <jonasschnelli> I guess keypool handling would be much simpler with xpub derivation
19:51:22 <gmaxwell> I doubt it?
19:51:30 <instagibbs> I think it's the same-ish
19:51:33 <jonasschnelli> Why would you need a keypool with xpub derivation?
19:51:41 <gmaxwell> for scanning.
19:51:41 <jonasschnelli> you derive when you need
19:51:50 <instagibbs> you have master seed already, you can already do that
19:51:50 <jonasschnelli> you always derive the lookup window in mem
19:51:53 <gmaxwell> you need to scan forward to know when you're paid.
19:52:05 <jonasschnelli> +1000 keys in mem should be ackish
19:52:18 <jonasschnelli> (pubkeys)
19:52:26 <gmaxwell> yes, the keypool doesn't technically need to be saved on disk, though it may be faster to do so then to generate thousands of addresses at every wallet load.
19:52:39 <gmaxwell> but otherwise I think its the same.
19:52:56 <jonasschnelli> I'd say loading the keypool at wallet load takes almost the same (or longer)
19:53:28 <jtimon> sipa: why would people want to dump child private keys?
19:53:32 <gmaxwell> okay, this would make the change much more intrusive then I think.
19:53:39 <instagibbs> jtimon, you want to stop them from doing so
19:53:47 <gmaxwell> jtimon: same reason some people eat paste.  (they don't know better)
19:53:52 <jonasschnelli> heh
19:53:57 <sipa> jonasschnelli: the reason creating new keys is slow, is because we flush them all individually to disk
19:54:11 <wumpus> yes...
19:54:17 <jtimon> gmaxwell: I see
19:54:21 <jonasschnelli> Yes. In-mem non-bdb "keypool" would be much faster
19:54:41 <gmaxwell> that flushing is not required anymore with hdwallets regardless, I believe.
19:54:45 <sipa> gmaxwell: exactly
19:55:00 <jonasschnelli> With xpub derivation, would there be really a need to write the pool to disk? I doubt it
19:55:07 <gmaxwell> (we will still need a flush to know how many we've given out...)
19:55:09 <wumpus> gmaxwell: good point!
19:55:29 <jonasschnelli> All you need is the seed
19:55:44 <gmaxwell> jonasschnelli: no, not a need, though why result in more distinct codepaths?  I would expect it to also make loading faster.
19:55:47 <achow101> you just need to write the path of the most recent key
19:55:48 <jonasschnelli> gmaxwell: yes. thats a good point
19:56:11 <jonasschnelli> achow101: Yes.
19:56:14 <gmaxwell> achow101: yes, every new address still needs to do a wallet flush.  But on bulk key creation we do not need a flush for each operation.
19:56:38 <gmaxwell> e.g. starting up for the first time with a keypoool of 10000.
19:58:26 <wumpus> two minutes to go
19:58:33 <gmaxwell> jonasschnelli: did you ever get around to implementing the change where any key that is noticed used on the blockchain marks all the earlier keys in its chain as used?
19:58:52 <jonasschnelli> gmaxwell: HD restore?
19:59:12 <jonasschnelli> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/10240
19:59:16 <gmaxwell> it's part of your restore pr? okay.
19:59:25 <jonasschnelli> That makes all keys as used up to the one found
19:59:30 <gmaxwell> great.
19:59:34 <jonasschnelli> It can even temp. halt the sync if you prune, etc.
19:59:39 <jonasschnelli> Needs overhaul and rebase...
19:59:46 <jonasschnelli> It's already (too) big
19:59:54 <jonasschnelli> ryanofsky gave me a hard time
20:00:01 <sipa> #getmeetingendinfo
20:00:12 <wumpus> #endmeeting