[1/2] server: Never attempt to wake up the current thread.

Sebastian Lackner sebastian at fds-team.de
Mon Dec 15 23:23:10 CST 2014

Alternative approach for patch #107840 "server: Avoid sending unexpected wakeup with uninitialized cookie value." (which should also still be fine, but this solution is probably a bit easier).

We never want to send any wakeup cookies to our currently active thread, so just fake success in this case.
To demonstrate what happens without this patch (and to avoid any regressions) I've also added a test in patch 2/2.

The unexpected cookies itself are not visible without debug messages of course, but because of the buffer size limitation the whole wineserver freezes.
When forcefully killing the test, the wineserver also crashes with:

==14785== Invalid read of size 4
==14785==    at 0x807CE1B: select_on (thread.c:830)
==14785==    by 0x807E604: req_select (thread.c:1462)
==14785==    by 0x8076003: call_req_handler (request.c:247)
==14785==    by 0x807620A: read_request (request.c:302)
==14785==    by 0x807B8C1: thread_poll_event (thread.c:267)
==14785==    by 0x805679F: fd_poll_event (fd.c:446)
==14785==    by 0x8056A43: main_loop_epoll (fd.c:541)
==14785==    by 0x8056E2F: main_loop (fd.c:886)
==14785==    by 0x805F4B6: main (main.c:148)
==14785==  Address 0x50 is not stack'd, malloc'd or (recently) free'd
==14785== Process terminating with default action of signal 11 (SIGSEGV): dumping core

Reason for the crash is that the wakeup write() syscall fails -> the thread is terminated with kill_thread() -> this sets current = NULL - the code later assumes that 'current' is still a valid pointer. By not sending wakeup cookies we avoid this whole code path, and the test runs well.

 server/thread.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
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