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[libvirt] [PATCH] remote: Prevent race when closing a connection



A race condition can occur when virConnectClose is called parallel
to the execution of the connection close callback in remoteClientCloseFunc.

The race happens if the connection object is destroyed (including
the mutex) while remoteClientCloseFunc is waiting for the connection
mutex. After the destruction of the (non error checking) mutex
remoteClientCloseFunc starts to process the callbacks. However the
operations can occur against a freed (or even worse, reallocated)
object. Another issue is that the closeFreeCallback is invoked
even if it's NULL (this is the case for virsh).

The solution is to clean out the callback pointers in virConnectDispose
before destroying the mutex. This way remoteClientCloseFunc will
return immediately after passing virMutexLock, thus avoiding potential
data corruption. There's still the slight chance that the concluding
virMutexUnlock could do harm on the freed connection object.
This could be fixed using an error checking mutex which however has a
much broader scope and impact.

Signed-off-by: Viktor Mihajlovski <mihajlov linux vnet ibm com>
---
 src/datatypes.c            |    8 +++++++-
 src/remote/remote_driver.c |    3 ++-
 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/datatypes.c b/src/datatypes.c
index b04e100..2358bdf 100644
--- a/src/datatypes.c
+++ b/src/datatypes.c
@@ -146,8 +146,14 @@ virConnectDispose(void *obj)
 
     virMutexLock(&conn->lock);
 
-    if (conn->closeFreeCallback)
+    if (conn->closeCallback)
+        conn->closeCallback = NULL;
+
+    if (conn->closeFreeCallback) {
         conn->closeFreeCallback(conn->closeOpaque);
+        conn->closeFreeCallback = NULL;
+        conn->closeOpaque = NULL;
+    }
 
     virResetError(&conn->err);
 
diff --git a/src/remote/remote_driver.c b/src/remote/remote_driver.c
index 3721af9..885120e 100644
--- a/src/remote/remote_driver.c
+++ b/src/remote/remote_driver.c
@@ -358,7 +358,8 @@ static void remoteClientCloseFunc(virNetClientPtr client ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED,
         closeCallback(conn, reason, closeOpaque);
         virMutexLock(&conn->lock);
         conn->closeDispatch = false;
-        if (conn->closeUnregisterCount != closeUnregisterCount)
+        if (conn->closeUnregisterCount != closeUnregisterCount &&
+            closeFreeCallback)
             closeFreeCallback(closeOpaque);
     }
     virMutexUnlock(&conn->lock);
-- 
1.7.9.5


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