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Bug 84953 - dlclose on invalid handle should not segfault?
dlclose on invalid handle should not segfault?
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-02-24 04:51 EST by Joe Orton
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-27 19:33:00 EDT
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Description Joe Orton 2003-02-24 04:51:58 EST
Description of problem:
dlclose(NULL) segfaults - Single Unix v3 implies this should not:

"If the object could not be closed, or if handle does not refer to an open
object, dlclose() shall return a non-zero value"

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. cat > dl.c <<EOF
#include <dlfcn.h>
int main() { dlclose(0L); }
2. cc dl.c -dl
3. ./a.out
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Comment 1 Ulrich Drepper 2004-09-27 19:33:00 EDT
It should and it always will.  There is no way to reliably test for
invalid descriptors and in any case it would be a burden which correct
programs has to carry.  glibc is a runtime library, no debugging library.

And POSIX/SUS never requires that such tests are performed.  In some
cases wording like this might have slipped into the specification but
it would be changed immediately when reported.

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