Bug 82866 - Xserver crashes in Mesa context cleanup handling
Xserver crashes in Mesa context cleanup handling
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-01-27 17:53 EST by Ezra Peisach
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-31 02:54:42 EST
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Patch to prevent dereferencing NULL pointer (455 bytes, patch)
2003-01-27 17:55 EST, Ezra Peisach
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Description Ezra Peisach 2003-01-27 17:53:57 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79C-SGI [en] (X11; I; IRIX 6.5 IP32)

Description of problem:
I have an application that opens a GL context - but then due to a bug - dies.
The Xserver 
seeing that the application has closed, attempts to cleanup memory. 

In xc/extras/Mesa/src/tnl a memory cache is maintained of the last freed memory.
_tnl_DestroyContext will call _tnl_free_immediate with a pointer to this memory
- which may
be a NULL pointer.

_tnl_free_immediate assumes that the pointer passed to it is valid.

There are two possible fixes - either  in tnl_free_immediate - to detect a NULL
pointer or _tnl_DestroyContext.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run a specific program I cannot send - but I will work on a minimal coding

Actual Results:  X server crashes on program exit

Expected Results:  X server should have continued running

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See attached patch
Comment 1 Ezra Peisach 2003-01-27 17:55:26 EST
Created attachment 89625 [details]
Patch to prevent dereferencing NULL pointer
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-31 02:54:42 EST
Fixed in XFree86 CVS, will be in my next build.

 811. Fix a null dereference in Mesa that can cause an X server crash at
      client exit (#A.1548, Ezra Peisach).

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