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authorJohn Cai <>2022-09-30 20:47:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2022-10-01 04:26:58 (GMT)
commit22613b25ec727560bce369075503194a460f2133 (patch)
treefe3b5a72488750617fa4d2ab5079f860368cdf55 /advice.h
parenta0feb8611d4c0b2b5d954efe4e98207f62223436 (diff)
tmp-objdir: skip clean up when handling a signal
In the tmp-objdir api, tmp_objdir_create will create a temporary directory but also register signal handlers responsible for removing the directory's contents and the directory itself. However, the function responsible for recursively removing the contents and directory, remove_dir_recurse() calls opendir(3) and closedir(3). This can be problematic because these functions allocate and free memory, which are not async-signal-safe functions. This can lead to deadlocks. One place we call tmp_objdir_create() is in git-receive-pack, where we create a temporary quarantine directory "incoming". Incoming objects will be written to this directory before they get moved to the object directory. We have observed this code leading to a deadlock: Thread 1 (Thread 0x7f621ba0b200 (LWP 326305)): #0 __lll_lock_wait_private (futex=futex@entry=0x7f621bbf8b80 <main_arena>) at ./lowlevellock.c:35 #1 0x00007f621baa635b in __GI___libc_malloc (bytes=bytes@entry=32816) at malloc.c:3064 #2 0x00007f621bae9f49 in __alloc_dir (statp=0x7fff2ea7ed60, flags=0, close_fd=true, fd=5) at ../sysdeps/posix/opendir.c:118 #3 opendir_tail (fd=5) at ../sysdeps/posix/opendir.c:69 #4 __opendir (name=<optimized out>) at ../sysdeps/posix/opendir.c:92 #5 0x0000557c19c77de1 in remove_dir_recurse () git#6 0x0000557c19d81a4f in remove_tmp_objdir_on_signal () #7 <signal handler called> git#8 _int_malloc (av=av@entry=0x7f621bbf8b80 <main_arena>, bytes=bytes@entry=7160) at malloc.c:4116 git#9 0x00007f621baa62c9 in __GI___libc_malloc (bytes=7160) at malloc.c:3066 git#10 0x00007f621bd1e987 in inflateInit2_ () from /opt/gitlab/embedded/lib/ git#11 0x0000557c19dbe5f4 in git_inflate_init () git#12 0x0000557c19cee02a in unpack_compressed_entry () git#13 0x0000557c19cf08cb in unpack_entry () git#14 0x0000557c19cf0f32 in packed_object_info () git#15 0x0000557c19cd68cd in do_oid_object_info_extended () git#16 0x0000557c19cd6e2b in read_object_file_extended () git#17 0x0000557c19cdec2f in parse_object () git#18 0x0000557c19c34977 in lookup_commit_reference_gently () git#19 0x0000557c19d69309 in mark_uninteresting () git#20 0x0000557c19d2d180 in do_for_each_repo_ref_iterator () git#21 0x0000557c19d21678 in for_each_ref () git#22 0x0000557c19d6a94f in assign_shallow_commits_to_refs () git#23 0x0000557c19bc02b2 in cmd_receive_pack () git#24 0x0000557c19b29fdd in handle_builtin () git#25 0x0000557c19b2a526 in cmd_main () git#26 0x0000557c19b28ea2 in main () Since we can't do the cleanup in a portable and signal-safe way, skip the cleanup when we're handling a signal. This means that when signal handling, the temporary directory may not get cleaned up properly. This is mitigated by b3cecf49ea (tmp-objdir: new API for creating temporary writable databases, 2021-12-06) which changed the default name and allows gc to clean up these temporary directories. In the event of a normal exit, we should still be cleaning up via the atexit() handler. Helped-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: John Cai <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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