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  1. mod_python
  2. MODPYTHON-102

Bus error with connection handler on secondary port.

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.1.4
    • Fix Version/s: 3.2.7
    • Component/s: core
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Mas OS X 10.3 (Panther)

      Description

      Logging this one for posterity as hardly likely that anyone would use connection handlers with mod_python for anything meaningful.

      Basic problem is that use of connection handler on secondary listener port is resulting in a bus error deep in Apache code when it tries to read data from the connection. The problem initially only seems to be present on Mac OS X 10.3. The problem could not be duplicated on Linux. On Mac OS X the problem occurred with both Apache 2.0.51 and 2.0.55 in both prefork and worker MPM modes.

      The connection handler code that was being used was:

      from mod_python import apache

      def connectionhandler(conn):
      apache.log_error("connectionhandler")
      try:
      while 1:
      #conn.write(conn.readline())
      conn.write(conn.read())
      except IOError:
      pass
      return apache.OK

      If this is enabled for the default listener port for Apache, ie., simply add in main Apache config:

      PythonPath '["/Users/grahamd/Sites/add_handler"]+sys.path'
      PythonConnectionHandler example::connectionhandler

      The connection handler works and is equivalent to mod_echo.

      If however the connection handler is run on a secondary port, a bus error occurs when read() or readline() is called by the connection handler. Ie.,

      Listen 8081

      PythonPath '["/Users/grahamd/Sites/add_handler"]+sys.path'

      <VirtualHost *:8081>
      PythonConnectionHandler example::connectionhandler
      </VirtualHost>

      Output from gdb is below. Note that if the connection handler simply returns apache.DECLINED, everything is okay and Apache will serve up pages fine, only when doing read of data from connection handler does it decide to crash.

      (gdb) cont
      Continuing.

      Program received signal EXC_BAD_ACCESS, Could not access memory.
      [Switching to process 2342 thread 0xc03]
      0x00000058 in ?? ()
      (gdb) where
      #0 0x00000058 in ?? ()
      Cannot access memory at address 0x58
      Cannot access memory at address 0x58
      #1 0x006068f8 in _conn_read (c=0x1933014, mode=AP_MODE_READBYTES, len=0) at connobject.c:117
      #2 0x00606b04 in conn_read (self=0x471da0, args=0xf0101140) at connobject.c:177
      #3 0x95fa94a8 in PyEval_GetFuncDesc ()
      #4 0x95fa6c64 in PyEval_EvalCode ()
      #5 0x95fa9728 in PyEval_GetFuncDesc ()
      #6 0x95fa9580 in PyEval_GetFuncDesc ()
      #7 0x95fa6c64 in PyEval_EvalCode ()
      #8 0x95fa9728 in PyEval_GetFuncDesc ()
      #9 0x95fa9580 in PyEval_GetFuncDesc ()
      #10 0x95fa6c64 in PyEval_EvalCode ()
      #11 0x95fa7e30 in PyEval_EvalCodeEx ()
      #12 0x95fa97dc in PyEval_GetFuncDesc ()
      #13 0x95fa9580 in PyEval_GetFuncDesc ()
      #14 0x95fa6c64 in PyEval_EvalCode ()
      #15 0x95fa7e30 in PyEval_EvalCodeEx ()
      #16 0x95f5f354 in PyFunction_SetClosure ()
      #17 0x95f4a8d0 in PyObject_Call ()
      #18 0x95f529e8 in PyMethod_New ()
      #19 0x95f4a8d0 in PyObject_Call ()
      #20 0x95f4ab7c in PyObject_CallMethod ()
      #21 0x0060eab0 in python_connection (con=0x192c540) at mod_python.c:1313
      #22 0x0003fce4 in ap_run_process_connection (c=0x192c540) at connection.c:42
      #23 0x0002395c in process_socket (p=0x186e598, sock=0x507f20, my_child_num=-267382460,
      my_thread_num=0, bucket_alloc=0x192c540) at worker.c:520
      #24 0x000240bc in worker_thread (thd=0x460e30, dummy=0xf0101140) at worker.c:834
      #25 0x9499d990 in _pthread_body ()
      (gdb)

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              Reporter:
              grahamd Graham Dumpleton
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