[vlc-devel] [PATCH v6 3/7] upnp: Split s_lock into two locks to solve deadlock issue

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat Dec 7 19:39:23 CET 2019

Whether this might race or not depends on what thread safety guaranties libupnp provides, if any.

The fact that there is a lock is a strong hint that it provides none, and if so, it must be operated under a unique lock.

Le 6 décembre 2019 20:50:20 GMT+01:00, Johan Gunnarsson <johan.gunnarsson at gmail.com> a écrit :
>Den ons 4 dec. 2019 kl 21:56 skrev Rémi Denis-Courmont
><remi at remlab.net>:
>> Le keskiviikkona 4. joulukuuta 2019, 22.39.59 EET Johan Gunnarsson a
>écrit :
>> > If libupnp executes a callback while vlc runs UpnpInstanceWrapper
>dtor, vlc
>> > will deadlock. This happens because the callback handler and
>> > UpnpInstanceWrapper dtor both takes s_lock, and Upnp_Finish waits
>for all
>> > callbacks to finish. UpnpUnRegisterRootDevice causes libupnp to
>> > "byebye" advertisements, which libupnp picks up again and delivers
>> > callbacks.
>> >
>> > This patch separates the locks into one that protects the
>> > UpnpInstanceWrapper refcounts and one that protects the list of
>> AFAICT, an UPnP instance as a whole is not thread-safe, so you cannot
>> locks without inducing races inside the library.
>Not quite sure which code paths can race. Can you enlighten me? My
>point is I can't hold s_lock_listeners while calling UpnpFinish. That
>will deadlock.
>Maybe I can take s_lock_listeners in UpnpInstanceWrapper::get,
>UpnpInstanceWrapper::stopMediaRenderer and
>UpnpInstanceWrapper::~UpnpInstanceWrapper, but release it right before
>> --
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