[PATCH] Fix terminate connection behavior for asynchronous endpoint with PUSH notification flavors

Julien Kerihuel j.kerihuel at openchange.org
Tue Mar 31 11:05:57 MDT 2015


Following-up on the chat we had this morning, I have updated the patch

The new patch explicitly calls the unbind function in
dcesrv_terminate_connection() if the flag (renamed to)
The unbind function of the interface is responsible for dealing with
pending_calls and cleaning-up the list.

Does this look more like what you had in mind?


On 30/03/15 15:47, Julien Kerihuel wrote:
> On 30/03/15 13:22, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
>> Now, because I call dcesrv_reply() from the callback, it means that I
>> have an outstanding pending call as long as I didn't receive a
>> notification on this custom p->fd socket from a remote system.
>> Sure.
>> But how is dcerpc_server_asyncemsmdb_unbind() called, with the your changes?
>> I don't see it called from dcesrv_terminate_connection().
> This is a very good question.
> I had troubles tracking down how the destructor was called due to the
> asynchronous mechanism in place and I am afraid I still miss some bits
> of it. The patch is relying on these assumptions and observations:
>     1. when the client disconnects and there is no pending call, the
> dcerpc server remove dce_conn from broken connections, terminate the
> connection using stream_terminate_connection and
> dcesrv_connection_context_destructor is called. This destructor is
> responsible for calling the unbind function of the interface:
> #0  dcesrv_connection_context_destructor (c=0x7f50ffbcd0e0) at ../source4/rpc_server/dcerpc_server.c:499
> #1  0x00007f50f947eb3d in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtalloc.so.2
> #2  0x00007f50f947e87b in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtalloc.so.2
> #3  0x00007f50f947af33 in _talloc_free () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtalloc.so.2
> #4  0x00007f50ebedddf6 in dcesrv_read_fragment_done (subreq=0x0) at ../source4/rpc_server/dcerpc_server.c:1563
>     2. when the client disconnects and there is pending call, the dcerpc
> server adds the connection to dce_ctx->broken_connections but
> dcesrv_connection_context_destructor is never called.
>>> What is implemented in Samba is correct in all cases with regards to
>>> pending calls except this one. In this case, and without this patch,
>>> this connection is going to be considered broken 100% of the time.
>>> What I want, it for this connection to behave normally upon
>>> disconnection from client (close Outlook) and not be considered as a
>>> broken connection.
>> Why if the client disconnect, the connection is broken, why should we
>> pretend
>> it's not?
> Because if we don't, then we can't execute teardown code upon client
> disconnection. If the endpoint is part of a more global asynchronous
> infrastructure, we may have to communicate with other services to
> invalidate a user session or notify a user has disconnected. That is the
> context in which asyncemsmdb endpoint is: upon client disconnection, we
> notify a resolution name service and delete from the record the entry
> referring to the customer socket associated to the connection.
> Given that I don't have (without the patch) any way to invalidate the
> remote data from asyncemsmdb, I end up with deprecated cached session
> information. I could invalidate it with the client, but it is less
> elegant and really should be a task for the service who registered it in
> the first place, hence asyncemsmdb.
> Cheers,
> Julien.

Julien Kerihuel
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