File 0002-connection_check-restore-original-conn-data-after-th.patch of Package curl

From f992905ab8a242934dba114103c730117a1d25a3 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jay Satiro <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 23:00:00 -0500
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] connection_check: restore original conn->data after the

- Save the original conn->data before it's changed to the specified
  data transfer for the connection check and then restore it afterwards.

This is a follow-up to 38d8e1b 2019-02-11.


It was discovered a month ago that before checking whether to extract a
dead connection that that connection should be associated with a "live"
transfer for the check (ie original conn->data ignored and set to the
passed in data). A fix was landed in 54b201b which did that and also
cleared conn->data after the check. The original conn->data was not
restored, so presumably it was thought that a valid conn->data was no
longer needed.

Several days later it was discovered that a valid conn->data was needed
after the check and follow-up fix was landed in bbae24c which partially
reverted the original fix and attempted to limit the scope of when
conn->data was changed to only when pruning dead connections. In that
case conn->data was not cleared and the original conn->data not

A month later it was discovered that the original fix was somewhat
correct; a "live" transfer is needed for the check in all cases
because original conn->data could be null which could cause a bad deref
at arbitrary points in the check. A fix was landed in 38d8e1b which
expanded the scope to all cases. conn->data was not cleared and the
original conn->data not restored.

A day later it was discovered that not restoring the original conn->data
may lead to busy loops in applications that use the event interface, and
given this observation it's a pretty safe assumption that there is some
code path that still needs the original conn->data. This commit is the
follow-up fix for that, it restores the original conn->data after the
connection check.


Closes #3559
 lib/url.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lib/url.c b/lib/url.c
index 229c655da..a77e92dfe 100644
--- a/lib/url.c
+++ b/lib/url.c
@@ -965,8 +965,10 @@ static bool extract_if_dead(struct connectdata *conn,
       /* The protocol has a special method for checking the state of the
          connection. Use it to check if the connection is dead. */
       unsigned int state;
+      struct Curl_easy *olddata = conn->data;
       conn->data = data; /* use this transfer for now */
       state = conn->handler->connection_check(conn, CONNCHECK_ISDEAD);
+      conn->data = olddata;
       dead = (state & CONNRESULT_DEAD);
     else {
@@ -995,7 +997,6 @@ struct prunedead {
 static int call_extract_if_dead(struct connectdata *conn, void *param)
   struct prunedead *p = (struct prunedead *)param;
-  conn->data = p->data; /* transfer to use for this check */
   if(extract_if_dead(conn, p->data)) {
     /* stop the iteration here, pass back the connection that was extracted */
     p->extracted = conn;
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