[asterisk-dev] [Code Review] Gently reduce masquerade insanity

David Lee reviewboard at asterisk.org
Thu Jan 10 11:09:21 CST 2013

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Review request for Asterisk Developers.


Address rmudgett's feedback. Much cleaner :-)


Masquerades are an insane implementation detail within Asterisk. It generates
a number of useless and confusing events, and manipulates channels in a way
that semantically doesn't make sense. I've given a fairly thorough review of
masquerade code and its usage on the wiki at

While ultimately it makes the most sense to abandon masquerades altogether,
it will take some time to completely irradicate. Even then, there may always
be code that's not worth rewriting to get rid of the masquerade.

This patch does two things to make masquerades slightly less insane:
 * When swapping the names of the original and clone channel, only emit a
   single rename event of original -> original<ZOMBIE>. The original code
   issued three rename events to accomplish the same end.
 * In addition to swapping the names of the channels, also swap their
   uniqueid's. This allows the 'Uniqueid' field to be used as a stable
   identifier for a channel from and external interface, such as AMI.

Diffs (updated)

  /trunk/UPGRADE.txt 378909 
  /trunk/include/asterisk/manager.h 378909 
  /trunk/main/channel.c 378909 

Diff: https://reviewboard.asterisk.org/r/2266/diff


I've run a few SIP transfers and parking scenarios. AMI masquerade events seem
reasonable, and the Uniqueid and Linkedid fields in CELs made more sense.



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