Commit 0801afbd authored by Erkki Seppälä's avatar Erkki Seppälä Committed by Keith Packard

record: avoid crash when calling RecordFlushReplyBuffer recursively

RecordFlushReplyBuffer can call itself recursively through
when the recording client's buffer cannot be completely emptied in one
WriteClient. When a such a recursion occurs, it will not be broken out
of which results in segmentation fault when the stack is exhausted.

This patch adds a counter (a flag, really) that guards against this
situation, to break out of the recursion.

One alternative to this change would be to change _CallCallbacks to
check the corresponding counter before the callback loop, but that
might affect existing behavior, which may be relied upon.
Reviewed-by: default avatarRami Ylimäki <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarErkki Seppälä <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarKeith Packard <>
parent b833f9b9
......@@ -77,6 +77,7 @@ typedef struct {
char bufCategory; /* category of protocol in replyBuffer */
int numBufBytes; /* number of bytes in replyBuffer */
char replyBuffer[REPLY_BUF_SIZE]; /* buffered recorded protocol */
int inFlush; /* are we inside RecordFlushReplyBuffer */
} RecordContextRec, *RecordContextPtr;
/* RecordMinorOpRec - to hold minor opcode selections for extension requests
......@@ -245,8 +246,9 @@ RecordFlushReplyBuffer(
int len2
if (!pContext->pRecordingClient || pContext->pRecordingClient->clientGone)
if (!pContext->pRecordingClient || pContext->pRecordingClient->clientGone || pContext->inFlush)
if (pContext->numBufBytes)
WriteToClient(pContext->pRecordingClient, pContext->numBufBytes,
(char *)pContext->replyBuffer);
......@@ -255,6 +257,7 @@ RecordFlushReplyBuffer(
WriteToClient(pContext->pRecordingClient, len1, (char *)data1);
if (len2)
WriteToClient(pContext->pRecordingClient, len2, (char *)data2);
} /* RecordFlushReplyBuffer */
......@@ -1938,6 +1941,7 @@ ProcRecordCreateContext(ClientPtr client)
pContext->numBufBytes = 0;
pContext->pBufClient = NULL;
pContext->continuedReply = 0;
pContext->inFlush = 0;
err = RecordRegisterClients(pContext, client,
(xRecordRegisterClientsReq *)stuff);
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