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HAProxy dataplaneapi Error

Good morning/evening. We are using the new HAProxy dataplane API in order to perform runtime changes to the HAProxy configuration. It is working perfectly fine on one server but on another, it is generating the error “Runtime API not configured, not using it”. Due to this, the dataplaneapi binary is not able to read the /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg file.

Following are the details:

haproxy -vv

HA-Proxy version 2.0.5 2019/08/16 - https://haproxy.org/
Build options :
TARGET = linux-glibc
CPU = generic
CC = gcc
CFLAGS = -O2 -g -fno-strict-aliasing -DTCP_USER_TIMEOUT=18


Default settings :
bufsize = 16384, maxrewrite = 1024, maxpollevents = 200

Built with multi-threading support (MAX_THREADS=64, default=56).
Built with OpenSSL version : OpenSSL 1.0.2k-fips 26 Jan 2017
Running on OpenSSL version : OpenSSL 1.0.2k-fips 26 Jan 2017
OpenSSL library supports TLS extensions : yes
OpenSSL library supports SNI : yes
OpenSSL library supports : SSLv3 TLSv1.0 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2
Built with network namespace support.
Built with transparent proxy support using: IP_TRANSPARENT IPV6_TRANSPARENT IP_FREEBIND
Built with zlib version : 1.2.7
Running on zlib version : 1.2.7
Compression algorithms supported : identity(“identity”), deflate(“deflate”), raw-deflate(“deflate”), gzip(“gzip”)
Built with PCRE version : 8.32 2012-11-30
Running on PCRE version : 8.32 2012-11-30
PCRE library supports JIT : yes
Encrypted password support via crypt(3): yes

Available polling systems :
epoll : pref=300, test result OK
poll : pref=200, test result OK
select : pref=150, test result OK
Total: 3 (3 usable), will use epoll.

Available multiplexer protocols :
(protocols marked as cannot be specified using ‘proto’ keyword)
h2 : mode=HTX side=FE|BE mux=H2
h2 : mode=HTTP side=FE mux=H2
: mode=HTX side=FE|BE mux=H1
: mode=TCP|HTTP side=FE|BE mux=PASS

Available services : none

Available filters :
[SPOE] spoe
[COMP] compression
[CACHE] cache
[TRACE] trace

time=“2019-08-21T14:42:19+05:00” level=warning msg=“Runtime API not configured, not using it”

Crossposted on the mailing list:


For anyone who might have the same problem, my issue was the CR characters inserted by the windows editor which although can be read by the HAProxy, the dataplaneapi was having problem reading the config file. Therefore, make sure the configuration file has the Unix compatible new line chars.

Thanks a lot.