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Title: block operation on closed socket/pipe for multiprocessing
Type: Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.0, Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 2.7, Python 2.6
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: jnoller Nosy List: jnoller, roudkerk, vstinner
Priority: normal Keywords: needs review, patch

Created on 2008-07-07 01:18 by vstinner, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
multiprocessing_closed.patch vstinner, 2008-07-07 01:18 Proposition to fix the bugs
Messages (4)
msg69365 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-07-07 01:18
_multiprocessing Connection methods don't check if handle is valid or 
not. If you close the socket/pipe, Python may crash on operations, 
especially in poll() on FD_SET(...handle, &rdfs).

Example of crash:
import _multiprocessing
obj = _multiprocessing.Connection(755)

Attached patch is a proposition of fix to check handle in all 
Connection methods using the handle.
msg80786 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-01-29 22:30
This issue is not critical anymore because jesse.noller fixed the 
crash in r68768.

Python 2.7a0 (trunk:68873M, Jan 23 2009, 08:46:25)
[GCC 4.1.3 20070929 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-16ubuntu2)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import _multiprocessing
>>> obj = _multiprocessing.Connection(755)
>>> obj.close()
>>> obj.poll()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
IOError: handle out of range in select()

I would prefer a message "I/O operation on closed socket", but you can 
close this issue.

Note: I proposed a similar patch to improve the error message ("I/O 
operation on closed socket") for the socket module in issue #4853.
msg90768 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-07-21 19:44
ping? The bug is still open and valid.
msg97482 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-01-10 00:41
This issue was fixed by r68768 for issue #3321.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:36adminsetgithub: 47561
2010-01-10 00:41:51vstinnersetresolution: fixed
2010-01-10 00:41:41vstinnersetstatus: open -> closed

messages: + msg97482
2009-07-21 19:44:26vstinnersetmessages: + msg90768
versions: + Python 3.0, Python 3.1, Python 2.7, Python 3.2
2009-01-29 22:30:32vstinnersetpriority: critical -> normal
messages: + msg80786
2008-09-13 00:46:16benjamin.petersonsetpriority: critical
keywords: + needs review
2008-07-19 13:11:37jnollersetassignee: jnoller
nosy: + roudkerk, jnoller
2008-07-07 01:18:40vstinnercreate