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Re: [Libvir] [PATCH] avoid virsh hang due to missing virDomainFree(dom) call



On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 06:36:37PM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
> "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 06:25:19PM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
> >> Without the following patch, this command would hang
> >>
> >>     printf 'domuuid fc4\ndomstate fc4\n' \
> >>       | ./virsh --connect test://$PWD/../docs/testnode.xml
> >>
> >> with this stack trace:
> >>
> >>     __lll_lock_wait ...
> >>     _L_lock_105 ...
> >>     __pthread_mutex_lock ...
> >>     virUnrefDomain (domain=0x6a8b30) at hash.c:884
> >>     virDomainFree (domain=0x6a8b30) at libvirt.c:1211
> >>     cmdDomstate (ctl=0x7fffea723390, cmd=0x6a8b10) at virsh.c:677
> >>     vshCommandRun (ctl=0x7fffea723390, cmd=0x6a8b10) at virsh.c:4033
> >>     main (argc=3, argv=0x7fffea7234e8) at virsh.c:501
> >>
> >> The problem is that cmdDomuuid didn't call virDomainFree(dom), so
> >> cmdDomstate hangs trying to do the Unref.
> >
> > I don't understand why it would hang simply because it forgot to free
> > an object. Surely it ought to just be a memory leak not hang ? Each
> > individual libvirt API must always have a matched lock & unlock pair
> > in all codepaths, so a hang should only occur if an unlock is missing
> > in some codepath.
> 
> Well maybe virDomainFree is misnamed then.
> It does more:
> 
> The missing virDomainFree calls cause that because
> they are what is supposed to do the unlock.

Not, its a bug in virUnrefDomain/Network - it calls mutex_lock() twice 
in one codepath, instead of calling  unlock().

Of course your patch to avoid the memory leak is still needed - so ACK
to that, but the locking flaw needs this patch:

Index: src/hash.c
===================================================================
RCS file: /data/cvs/libvirt/src/hash.c,v
retrieving revision 1.29
diff -u -p -r1.29 hash.c
--- src/hash.c	29 Jan 2008 18:15:54 -0000	1.29
+++ src/hash.c	30 Jan 2008 17:42:32 -0000
@@ -881,7 +881,7 @@ virUnrefDomain(virDomainPtr domain) {
         return (0);
     }
 
-    pthread_mutex_lock(&domain->conn->lock);
+    pthread_mutex_unlock(&domain->conn->lock);
     return (refs);
 }
 
@@ -1013,7 +1013,7 @@ virUnrefNetwork(virNetworkPtr network) {
         return (0);
     }
 
-    pthread_mutex_lock(&network->conn->lock);
+    pthread_mutex_unlock(&network->conn->lock);
     return (refs);
 }
 


Dan.
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