Commit aa20167d authored by Sebastian Dröge's avatar Sebastian Dröge 🍵

GMainContext - Fix memory leaks and memory corruption when freeing sources while freeing a context

Instead of destroying sources directly while freeing the context, and
potentially freeing them if this was the last reference to them, collect
new references of all sources in a separate list before and at the same
time invalidate their context so that they can't access it anymore. Only
once all sources have their context invalidated, destroy them while
still keeping a reference to them. Once all sources are destroyed we get
rid of the additional references and free them if nothing else keeps a
reference to them anymore.

This fixes a regression introduced by 26056558 in 2012.

The previous code that invalidated the context of each source and then
destroyed it before going to the next source without keeping an
additional reference caused memory leaks or memory corruption depending
on the order of the sources in the sources lists.

If a source was destroyed it might happen that this was the last
reference to this source, and it would then be freed. This would cause
the finalize function to be called, which might destroy and unref
another source and potentially free it. This other source would then
- go through the normal free logic and change the intern linked list
  between the sources, while other sources that are unreffed as part of
  the main context freeing would not. As such the list would be in an
  inconsistent state and we might dereference freed memory.
- go through the normal destroy and free logic but because the context
  pointer was already invalidated it would simply mark the source as
  destroyed without actually removing it from the context. This would
  then cause a memory leak because the reference owned by the context is
  not freed.

Fixes while still keeping fixes.
parent b06c48de
......@@ -539,6 +539,7 @@ g_main_context_unref (GMainContext *context)
GSourceIter iter;
GSource *source;
GList *sl_iter;
GSList *s_iter, *remaining_sources = NULL;
GSourceList *list;
guint i;
......@@ -558,10 +559,30 @@ g_main_context_unref (GMainContext *context)
/* g_source_iter_next() assumes the context is locked. */
LOCK_CONTEXT (context);
g_source_iter_init (&iter, context, TRUE);
/* First collect all remaining sources from the sources lists and store a
* new reference in a separate list. Also set the context of the sources
* to NULL so that they can't access a partially destroyed context anymore.
* We have to do this first so that we have a strong reference to all
* sources and destroying them below does not also free them, and so that
* none of the sources can access the context from their finalize/dispose
* functions. */
g_source_iter_init (&iter, context, FALSE);
while (g_source_iter_next (&iter, &source))
source->context = NULL;
remaining_sources = g_slist_prepend (remaining_sources, g_source_ref (source));
g_source_iter_clear (&iter);
/* Next destroy all sources. As we still hold a reference to all of them,
* this won't cause any of them to be freed yet and especially prevents any
* source that unrefs another source from its finalize function to be freed.
for (s_iter = remaining_sources; s_iter; s_iter = s_iter->next)
source = s_iter->data;
g_source_destroy_internal (source, context, TRUE);
......@@ -586,6 +607,18 @@ g_main_context_unref (GMainContext *context)
g_cond_clear (&context->cond);
g_free (context);
/* And now finally get rid of our references to the sources. This will cause
* them to be freed unless something else still has a reference to them. Due
* to setting the context pointers in the sources to NULL above, this won't
* ever access the context or the internal linked list inside the GSource.
* We already removed the sources completely from the context above. */
for (s_iter = remaining_sources; s_iter; s_iter = s_iter->next)
source = s_iter->data;
g_source_unref_internal (source, NULL, FALSE);
g_slist_free (remaining_sources);
/* Helper function used by mainloop/overflow test.
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