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From Yann Ylavic <>
Subject Re: Proposed change to mpm_register_socket_callback(): apr_socket_t -> apr_pollfd_t
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2016 21:03:03 GMT
On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 8:28 PM, Graham Leggett <> wrote:
> The trouble with the above is that because of the pool cleanup we now have, pfds[3] needs
to live as long as pool p. In your example it does, but there is nothing stopping someone
trying to allocate pfds[3] on the stack and then returning. Later the cleanup is run, and
boom - difficult to debug crash or weird behaviour.

Was just an example on the possibily to use a plain array for the
interface (a stacked one is of course not recommended to register an
event callback likely run out of scope).

> With the array you’re guaranteed the memory is allocated from a pool, which means the
pool cleanup will always be safe.

You convinced me, I like your may better now ;)
Possibly we could also force each pfd->p to pfds->pool in

> What we should also do is drop the apr_pool_t *p parameter and read it from apr_header_array_t’s
pool instead. This will be a further check to stop the caller from doing anything pathological,
as we definitely know the cleanup and the array belong to each other, and our API becomes
simpler still.
> Attached patch does this.



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