[Nut-upsdev] nut-scanner pthread issue

FredericBohe at Eaton.com FredericBohe at Eaton.com
Thu Sep 6 14:30:11 UTC 2012

Hi Michal,

There is indeed a bug, thanks for reporting it.

I am not sure your patch is the right way to fix. I guess it's crashing because pthread_t is some kind of pointer on your system. But after a quick search I did not find something saying that an implementation of pthread forbid thre thread ID to be 0 (correct me if I am wrong). It might even break the portability of the code. So I guess, setting the appropriate nutscan_avail_* variable to 0 might be a better way.

Let me know what you think of the attached patch.


Eaton Opensource Team - http://opensource.eaton.com



From: nut-upsdev-bounces+fredericbohe=eaton.com at lists.alioth.debian.org [nut-upsdev-bounces+fredericbohe=eaton.com at lists.alioth.debian.org] on behalf of Michal Hlavinka [mhlavink at redhat.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 3:24 PM
To: NUT Developers
Subject: [Nut-upsdev] nut-scanner pthread issue


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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