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authorJeff King <>2017-03-07 13:35:34 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-03-07 22:51:03 (GMT)
commit6cdad1f133475f2bff0dfe2fbe90c351df3ea61d (patch)
treeb0cf8770627b5157e38ca69b7e275ad204ab3ad6 /builtin
parent454cb6bd52a4de614a3633e4f547af03d5c3b640 (diff)
receive-pack: fix deadlock when we cannot create tmpdir
The err_fd descriptor passed to the unpack() function is intended to be handed off to the child index-pack, and our async muxer will read until it gets EOF. However, if we encounter an error before handing off the descriptor, we must manually close(err_fd). Otherwise we will be waiting for our muxer to finish, while the muxer is waiting for EOF on err_fd. We fixed an identical deadlock already in 49ecfa13f (receive-pack: close sideband fd on early pack errors, 2013-04-19). But since then, the function grew a new early-return in 722ff7f87 (receive-pack: quarantine objects until pre-receive accepts, 2016-10-03), when we fail to create a temporary directory. This return needs the same treatment. Reported-by: Horst Schirmeier <> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/receive-pack.c b/builtin/receive-pack.c
index e6b3879..eb6d25a 100644
--- a/builtin/receive-pack.c
+++ b/builtin/receive-pack.c
@@ -1664,8 +1664,11 @@ static const char *unpack(int err_fd, struct shallow_info *si)
tmp_objdir = tmp_objdir_create();
- if (!tmp_objdir)
+ if (!tmp_objdir) {
+ if (err_fd > 0)
+ close(err_fd);
return "unable to create temporary object directory";
+ }
child.env = tmp_objdir_env(tmp_objdir);