[Nut-upsdev] nut-scanner pthread issue

Michal Hlavinka mhlavink at redhat.com
Thu Sep 6 13:24:07 UTC 2012


the terminating part of nut-scanner can crash in pthread code, because 
some threads won't exist. For example snmp part:

	if( allow_snmp && nutscan_avail_snmp ) {
		if( start_ip == NULL ) {
			printq(quiet,"No start IP, skipping SNMP\n");
		else {
			printq(quiet,"Scanning SNMP bus.\n");
			if( pthread_create(&thread[TYPE_SNMP],NULL,run_snmp,&snmp_sec)) {
				nutscan_avail_snmp = 0;
			dev[TYPE_SNMP] = nutscan_scan_snmp(start_ip,end_ip,timeout,&snmp_sec);
#endif /* HAVE_PTHREAD */
if start_ip==NULL, pthread is not created, but later...

	if( allow_snmp && nutscan_avail_snmp && thread[TYPE_SNMP]) {

it calls pthread_join with threan[TYPE_SNMP]==0,
pthread_join(0, ?) behaviour is undefined, on my system undefined=crashes.

I used attached patch to get rid of it.


/me is back from vacation and going to another one tmrw, so I won't be 
reachable for some time (again)
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