Bug 59916 - [patch] poll/unix/kqueue.c IPv6 to IPv4 fallback does not work in serf
Summary: [patch] poll/unix/kqueue.c IPv6 to IPv4 fallback does not work in serf
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 59914
Alias: None
Product: APR
Classification: Unclassified
Component: APR (show other bugs)
Version: 1.5.2
Hardware: All FreeBSD
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache Portable Runtime bugs mailinglist
URL: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/sho...
Keywords: PatchAvailable
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Reported: 2016-07-31 10:29 UTC by ohauer
Modified: 2016-07-31 10:36 UTC (History)
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Description ohauer 2016-07-31 10:29:15 UTC
serf depends on the poll emulation in apr returning a POLLERR event if a non-blocking connect() attempt fails in order to trigger an IPv6 -> IPv4 fallback, or a fallback to another address for a multi-homed host.  On FreeBSD, the poll emulation is done using kqueue, and the result returned by the poll() emulation is POLLIN + POLLHUP.

connect(4,{ AF_INET6 [xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx::xxxx]:80 },28) ERR#36 'Operation now in progress'
gettimeofday({ 1469515046.979614 },0x0)		 = 0 (0x0)
kevent(3,{ 4,EVFILT_READ,EV_ADD,0x0,0x0,0x805491300 },1,0x0,0,0x0) = 0 (0x0)
kevent(3,{ 4,EVFILT_WRITE,EV_ADD,0x0,0x0,0x805491300 },1,0x0,0,0x0) = 0 (0x0)
kevent(3,0x0,0,{ 4,EVFILT_READ,EV_EOF,NOTE_LOWAT|0x3c,0x0,0x805491300 4,EVFILT_WRITE,EV_EOF,NOTE_LOWAT|0x3c,0x8000,0x805491300 },32,{ 0.500000000 }) = 2 (0x2)

When serf sees this, it calls read(), which then fails with ECONNREFUSED (or whatever), which is not even a documented read() errno value.

read(4,0x80549c064,8000)			 ERR#61 'Connection refused'

What that occurs, serf closes the socket an any other addresses are not tried.

The attached patch modifies apr to return what serf expects in the case of a non-blocking connect() failure.  Unfortunately, I did not see an easy way of handling ETIMEDOUT since that error can either be caused by connect failing or after the connection is established.  The poll emulation might need to differentiate between those two cases.

This problem affects users of svn who don't have working IPv6 connectivity to the FreeBSD svn servers.

The original request is in from FreeBSD bugzilla PR 211430 https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=211430
Comment 1 ohauer 2016-07-31 10:36:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 59914 ***