Commit e75cf4a5 authored by Patrick Steinhardt's avatar Patrick Steinhardt Committed by Vladimir Serbinenko

unix exec: avoid atexit handlers when child exits

The `grub_util_exec_redirect_all` helper function can be used to
spawn an executable and redirect its output to some files. After calling
`fork()`, the parent will wait for the child to terminate with
`waitpid()` while the child prepares its file descriptors, environment
and finally calls `execvp()`. If something in the children's setup
fails, it will stop by calling `exit(127)`.

Calling `exit()` will cause any function registered via `atexit()` to be
executed, which is usually the wrong thing to do in a child. And
actually, one can easily observe faulty behaviour on musl-based systems
without modprobe(8) installed: executing `grub-install --help` will call
`grub_util_exec_redirect_all` with "modprobe", which obviously fails if
modprobe(8) is not installed. Due to the child now exiting and invoking
the `atexit()` handlers, it will clean up some data structures of the
parent and cause it to be deadlocked in the `waitpid()` syscall.

The issue can easily be fixed by calling `_exit(127)` instead, which is
especially designed to be called when the atexit-handlers should not be
executed.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPatrick Steinhardt <ps@pks.im>
parent 3d86efda
......@@ -99,7 +99,7 @@ grub_util_exec_redirect_all (const char *const *argv, const char *stdin_file,
{
fd = open (stdin_file, O_RDONLY);
if (fd < 0)
exit (127);
_exit (127);
dup2 (fd, STDIN_FILENO);
close (fd);
}
......@@ -108,7 +108,7 @@ grub_util_exec_redirect_all (const char *const *argv, const char *stdin_file,
{
fd = open (stdout_file, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT, 0700);
if (fd < 0)
exit (127);
_exit (127);
dup2 (fd, STDOUT_FILENO);
close (fd);
}
......@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ grub_util_exec_redirect_all (const char *const *argv, const char *stdin_file,
{
fd = open (stderr_file, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT, 0700);
if (fd < 0)
exit (127);
_exit (127);
dup2 (fd, STDERR_FILENO);
close (fd);
}
......@@ -126,7 +126,7 @@ grub_util_exec_redirect_all (const char *const *argv, const char *stdin_file,
setenv ("LC_ALL", "C", 1);
execvp ((char *) argv[0], (char **) argv);
exit (127);
_exit (127);
}
waitpid (pid, &status, 0);
if (!WIFEXITED (status))
......
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