[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH v3 2/2] reserve: Fix leaking NameLost signals after release+acquire

Mikel Astiz mikel.astiz.oss at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 00:30:31 PST 2013

From: Mikel Astiz <mikel.astiz at bmw-carit.de>

The use of the pseudo-blocking D-Bus calls leads to the problem that
NameLost signals are received after the reply to ReleaseName().

The problem with this is that a later acquisition of the same audio
device can potentially receive the NameLost signal corresponding to
the previous instance, due to the fact that the signal hasn't been
popped from the D-Bus message queue.

The simplest approach to solve this problem is to poll the actual name
owner from the D-Bus daemon, in order to make sure that we did really
lose the name.

The proposal uses a blocking call to GetNameOwner to avoid incosistent
states in the internal APIs: it would otherwise be possible to have a
"busy" device before the reservation has been lost, in the unlikely
case if some other process acquires the name before we got the
confirmation that the NameLost was actually true.
 src/modules/reserve.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

diff --git a/src/modules/reserve.c b/src/modules/reserve.c
index bbb6773..f78805e 100644
--- a/src/modules/reserve.c
+++ b/src/modules/reserve.c
@@ -293,6 +293,7 @@ static DBusHandlerResult filter_handler(
 	rd_device *d;
 	DBusError error;
+	char *name_owner = NULL;
@@ -310,6 +311,21 @@ static DBusHandlerResult filter_handler(
 			goto invalid;
 		if (strcmp(name, d->service_name) == 0 && d->owning) {
+			/* Verify the actual owner of the name to avoid leaked NameLost
+			 * signals from previous reservations. The D-Bus daemon will send
+			 * all messages asynchronously in the correct order, but we could
+			 * potentially process them too late due to the pseudo-blocking
+			 * call mechanism used during both acquisition and release. This
+			 * can happen if we release the device and immediately after
+			 * reacquire it before NameLost is processed. */
+			if (!d->gave_up) {
+				const char *un;
+				if ((un = dbus_bus_get_unique_name(c)) && rd_dbus_get_name_owner(c, d->service_name, &name_owner, &error) == 0)
+					if (strcmp(name_owner, un) == 0)
+						goto invalid; /* Name still owned by us */
+			}
 			d->owning = 0;
 			if (!d->gave_up)  {
@@ -326,6 +342,7 @@ static DBusHandlerResult filter_handler(
+	free(name_owner);

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