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Re: [PATCH] Cygwin: console: Fix segfault on shared_console_info access.

Hi Corinna,

On Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:43:33 +0100
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Feb 22 04:10, Takashi Yano wrote:
> > - Accessing shared_console_info accidentaly causes segmentation
> >   fault when it is a NULL pointer. The cause of the problem reported
> >   in is this NULL
> >   pointer access in request_xterm_mode_output(). This patch fixes
> >   the issue.
> When does this occur?  I guess this is during initialization.  Is it
> really necessary to switch to xterm mode at all at that time?  If not,
> it might be simpler to just
> -  if (con_is_legacy)
> +  if (con_is_legacy || !shared_console_info)
> at the start of the functions and only switch to xterm mode when
> fully up and running.

This happens when request_xterm_mode_output() is called from
close(). Usually, shared_console_info has been set when it is
called from close(), buf this happnes in mintty case. Since I
was not sure why shared_console_info is NULL in mintty case,
I have investigated deeper.

And I found the following code causes the same situation.

/* fork-setsid.c: */
/* gcc -mwindows fork-setsid.c -o fork-setsid */
#include <unistd.h>

int main()
    if (!fork()) setsid();
    return 0;

In this case, close() is called via cygheap->close_ctty() from
setsid() even though console is not opened.

Therefore, the following patch also fixes the mintty issue.
However, I am not sure this is the right thing.

diff --git a/winsup/cygwin/ b/winsup/cygwin/
index 4652de929..47a78bae4 100644
--- a/winsup/cygwin/
+++ b/winsup/cygwin/
@@ -937,6 +937,7 @@ dtable::fixup_after_exec ()
 dtable::fixup_after_fork (HANDLE parent)
+  bool ctty_opened = false;
   fhandler_base *fh;
   for (size_t i = 0; i < size; i++)
     if ((fh = fds[i]) != NULL)
@@ -957,7 +958,11 @@ dtable::fixup_after_fork (HANDLE parent)
 	  SetStdHandle (std_consts[i], fh->get_handle ());
 	else if (i <= 2)
 	  SetStdHandle (std_consts[i], fh->get_output_handle ());
+	if (cygheap->ctty == fh)
+	  ctty_opened = true;
+  if (!ctty_opened)
+    cygheap->ctty = NULL;
 static void

Takashi Yano <>

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