NSS issues after locking fixes
kostikbel at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 10:00:15 UTC 2021
On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 10:06:28AM +0100, Alexander Richardson wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Apr 2021 at 20:58, Александр Недоцуков <bland at bbnest.net> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > After supposed locking fixes done in this commit: 5245bf7b92b74e556527b4916a8deba386fe5772
> > we have a broken nsdispatch(3) when system has a threaded nss module plugged in.
> > To illustrate the problem:
> > $id bland
> > id: bland: no such user
> > t$LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libthr.so id bland
> > uid=1001(bland) gid=500(domainusers) groups=500(domainusers),...
> > $cat /etc/nsswitch.conf
> > group: files ldap
> > hosts: files mdns dns
> > netgroup: comapt
> > networks: files
> > passwd: files ldap
> > shells: files
> > services: files
> > protocols: files
> > rpc: files
> > It seems that the commit in question was done under asumption that threading model can never be changed during run-time, while previous code was taking care of it by taking a copy of __isthreaded.
> > I can not reach out Alex Rechardson who authored this change. Perhaps someone else can step in and take care of it?
> > Thanks,
> > Alexander.
> Hi Alexander,
> I was away over the weekend so I wasn't able to revert it then. I've
> committed the revert as
> I am not convinced that __isthreaded changing is the real problem.
> This can only happen with fork() (which calls _thr_setthreaded(0))
> since if it's currently false, the main thread is executing and we
> can't be spawning a new thread.
> I think the problem could be that fork() is called while the lock is
> held in one thread and therefore the new process ends up with a locked
> rwlock. I think the solution could be to add a pthread_atfork()
> callback that unlocks the rwlock.
Just to be pedantic. Proper way to handle process-private locks and fork
is to lock in pthread_atfork prepare(), and unlock both in parent and
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