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Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:25:05 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: pthreads broken (freeradius testcase)

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:44:51PM +0100, Sebastian Gottschall wrote:
> Am 16.01.2015 um 08:20 schrieb Natanael Copa:
> >On Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:52:36 +0100
> >Sebastian Gottschall <> wrote:
> >
> >>following test case
> >>
> >>configure freeradius with --with-threads (which is on by default)
> >>if you start radiusd with your radius configuration you will see that
> >>radius does not listen on any ports. it will hang in the listener thread
> >>which creates the socket.
> >>if you configure it as --without-threads, it works
> >>
> >>
> >>tested with musl 1.1.6 on a mips (big endian) system using kernel 3.10
> >>
> >>Sebastian
> >What version of freeradius is it?
> >
> >I have had some interesting threading issues with freeradius 2.2.x.
> >Some modules are marked as non-thread safe but will still run in a
> >separate thread. It runs main thread + a single non-thread-safe thread.
> >
> >They used getgrnam and getpwnam in both main thread and in the
> >non-thread-safe module so memory got corrupted. (IMHO this should get a
> >CVE but upstream disagrees because it only happens on a non-recommended
> >config)
> >
> >They fixed that in 3.x.x but AFAIK they didn't fix it in 2.x.x.
> >
> >Patches:
> >
> >
> >
> >(upstream patched it differently in 3.x.x branch)
> >
> >When backporting the fix to 2.x.x I also found that the TLS configure
> >test is completely broke in 2.x.x branch too. IIRC it will say "TLS
> >found" but behind the scenes it will still disable TLS support.
> >
> >patch:
> >
> >
> >This is probably not the related the issue you have have at hand, but
> >I'm would not be surprised if musl libc has unmasked another bug in
> >freeradius.
> i applied all these fixes. the first thread for port 1812 works, the
> second thread for internal tunnel 18120 doesnt work
> an hangs again. even if setuid support is disabled

Could you report where the hang is occurring (using gdb backtrace) now
with the setuid support disabled?


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