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(ITS#8901) slapd segfaults in mdb_env_reader_dest

Full_Name: Chris Kowalczyk
Version: 2.4.41
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (2620:113:80c0:5::2222)

I have been experiencing segfaults in mdb_env_reader_dest happening randomly,
only from time to time, during shutting off openldap.

After some investigation I narrowed the problem down to mdb_env_reader_dest
destructor function being called after its object had been deleted while
powering off the application. mdb_env_reader_dest was called automatically,
because it was agginned to the object in pthread_key_create call:

The problem was not happening often, and always during powering off, so no data
was lost etc. However, due to its annoyance, I prepared a simple patch, which
prevents mdb_env_reader_dest function being called if the object was already
deleted. The patch works fine, I haven't seen the problem since it was

I am using OpenLDAP 2.4.41, but the code seems to be the same in other versions
as well. Would you like me to create a pull request for it?

=== The backtrace:

Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
#0  mdb_env_reader_dest (ptr=0x7f4a9c71c080) at
4050            reader->mr_pid = 0;

#thread apply all bt

Thread 2 (LWP 20920):
#0  0x00007f4a9ac31d9d in close () at ../sysdeps/unix/syscall-template.S:84
#1  0x000055902eaeae8c in mdb_env_close1 (env=env@entry=0x55902fce50e0)
    at ../../../libraries/liblmdb/mdb.c:4756
#2  0x000055902eaeb578 in mdb_env_close1 (env=0x55902fce50e0) at
#3  mdb_env_close (env=0x55902fce50e0) at ../../../libraries/liblmdb/mdb.c:4778
#4  0x000055902ea69114 in mdb_db_close (be=0x55902faeb300, cr=<optimized out>)
at init.c:340
#5  0x000055902ea3815b in over_db_close (be=0x55902faeb300, cr=0x0) at
#6  0x000055902e9d8c0b in backend_shutdown (be=0x55902faeb300, be@entry=0x0) at
#7  0x000055902e9fa258 in slap_shutdown (be=be@entry=0x0) at init.c:232
#8  0x000055902e9af12f in main (argc=<optimized out>, argv=<optimized out>) at

Thread 1 (LWP 20928):
#0  mdb_env_reader_dest (ptr=0x7f4a9c71c080) at
#1  0x00007f4a9ac2a512 in __nptl_deallocate_tsd () at pthread_create.c:176
#2  0x00007f4a9ac2a767 in start_thread (arg=0x7f4a97acc700) at
#3  0x00007f4a9a968aad in clone () at

# frame 0
#0  mdb_env_reader_dest (ptr=0x7f4a9c71c080) at
4050            reader->mr_pid = 0;
#p reader 
$1 = (MDB_reader *) 0x7f4a9c71c080
#p *reader
Cannot access memory at address 0x7f4a9c71c080

=== The proposed patch:

diff --git a/libraries/liblmdb/mdb.c b/libraries/liblmdb/mdb.c
index 6bdf3151d..56212151b 100644
--- a/libraries/liblmdb/mdb.c
+++ b/libraries/liblmdb/mdb.c
@@ -4692,6 +4692,11 @@ mdb_env_close0(MDB_env *env, int excl)
 	if (env->me_flags & MDB_ENV_TXKEY) {
+		// No need to call desctructor anymore, as all pid
+		// values are cleared below.
+		env->me_txkey = NULL;
 #ifdef _WIN32
 		/* Delete our key from the global list */
 		for (i=0; i<mdb_tls_nkeys; i++)