cvs commit: src/sys/kern sys_pipe.c

Konstantin Belousov kib at
Fri May 23 11:09:50 UTC 2008

kib         2008-05-23 11:09:50 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/kern             sys_pipe.c 
  Destruction of the pipe calls knlist_cleardel() to remove the knotes
  monitoring the pipe. The code sets pipe_present = 0 and enters
  knlist_cleardel(), where the PIPE_MTX might be dropped when knl->kl_list
  cannot be cleared due to influx knotes.
  If the following often encountered code fragment
                  if (!(kn->kn_status & KN_DETACHED))
                  knote_drop(kn, td); [1]
  is executed while the knlist lock is dropped, then the knote memory is freed
  by the knote_drop() without knote being removed from the knlist, since
  the filt_pipedetach() contains the following:
          if (kn->kn_filter == EVFILT_WRITE) {
                  if (!cpipe->pipe_peer->pipe_present) {
  Now, the memory may be reused in the zone, causing the access to the
  freed memory. I got the panics caused by the marker knote appearing on
  the knlist, that, I believe, manifestation of the issue. In the Peter
  Holm test scenarious, we got unkillable processes too.
  The pipe_peer that has the knote for write shall be present. Ignore the
  pipe_present value for EVFILT_WRITE in filt_pipedetach().
  Debugging help and tested by:   pho
  Discussed with: jmg
  MFC after:      2 weeks
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.197     +1 -6      src/sys/kern/sys_pipe.c

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