libverto integration caused kadm5 unit tests to fail...

Ezra Peisach epeisach at MIT.EDU
Sat Sep 24 12:16:54 EDT 2011

I just confirmed that your changes fixed the problem.


On 9/24/2011 10:43 AM, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-09-23 at 19:21 -0400, Ezra Peisach wrote:
>> Fedora 15 system, i386.  Running the lib/kadm5/unit-tests fails init 117
>> and then all tests fail.
> This one evaded me for a while mainly because it's 32-bit specific and
> my dev machine is 64-bit.  I was seeing the failure on the Solaris
> 32-bit nightly build, but the nature of that build environment made it
> difficult to track down the bug there.  So, thanks for the additional
> information; I was able to reproduce the bug using my 32-bit laptop.
> The underlying cause of the bug predates the verto integration.
> net-server.c uses a union for type-specific fields of struct connection,
> but uses conn->u.tcp fields as well as conn->u.rpc fields for RPC
> connections.  As part of the verto integration, a new RPC field
> conn->u.rpc.closed was added to track whether the net-server loop is
> force-closing an RPC connection.  On 32-bit platforms, reading the peer
> address into conn->u.tcp.addrbuf causes conn->u.rpc.closed to be
> non-zero, confusing free_socket() into causing a null pointer deref.
> I will fix this by getting rid of the union.

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