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Re: (ITS#6788) Only one reference when ldap_open_internal_connection

> Full_Name: Jiri Giesl
> Version: 2.3.43
> OS: Linux
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> We tried to estalish connection to LDAP server by our own (because of
> proxy
> usage) and then use "ldap_open_internal_connection" function to initialize
> internal structures of openldap. After successful SASL binding we realized
> that
> the connection to LDAP server has been closed. We found out that there is
> checking for reference count in "wait4msg" function (result.c file) this
> way:
> if ( lc->lconn_refcnt <= 1 )
> During classic initialization and SASL binding we get 2 references,
> however when
> using "ldap_open_internal_connection" and SASL binding we get only 1
> reference.
> We realized that in "ldap_open_defconn" (function which is called for
> establishing of a new connection) there is reference counter which is
> increased
> this way:
> ++ld->ld_defconn->lconn_refcnt;	/* so it never gets closed/freed */
> When we added this incrementation also into
> "ldap_open_internal_connection"
> (open.c file), everything goes well (it is obvious).
> Are we wrong or this is really minor bug (missing incrementation of
> reference
> counter in "ldap_open_internal_connection")?

Your comment sounds fine; however, it's hard to judge: that code is
essentially untouched since 2000 (Mark Adamson) and it is not (or no
longer) used elsewhere in OpenLDAP code.  I'd vote for adding a


here as well, unless someone else has valid objections.