File unix-exec-avoid-atexit-handlers-when-child-exits.patch of Package grub2

From: Patrick Steinhardt <ps@pks.im>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:57:19 +0200
Subject: unix exec: avoid atexit handlers when child exits
Git-commit: e75cf4a58b5eaf482804e5e1b2cc7d4399df350e
Patch-mainline: Yes, but not released yet
References: bsc#1086670

The `grub_util_exec_redirect_all` helper function can be used to
spawn an executable and redirect its output to some files. After calling
`fork()`, the parent will wait for the child to terminate with
`waitpid()` while the child prepares its file descriptors, environment
and finally calls `execvp()`. If something in the children's setup
fails, it will stop by calling `exit(127)`.

Calling `exit()` will cause any function registered via `atexit()` to be
executed, which is usually the wrong thing to do in a child. And
actually, one can easily observe faulty behaviour on musl-based systems
without modprobe(8) installed: executing `grub-install --help` will call
`grub_util_exec_redirect_all` with "modprobe", which obviously fails if
modprobe(8) is not installed. Due to the child now exiting and invoking
the `atexit()` handlers, it will clean up some data structures of the
parent and cause it to be deadlocked in the `waitpid()` syscall.

The issue can easily be fixed by calling `_exit(127)` instead, which is
especially designed to be called when the atexit-handlers should not be
executed.

Signed-off-by: Patrick Steinhardt <ps@pks.im>
---
 grub-core/osdep/unix/exec.c |    8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/grub-core/osdep/unix/exec.c
+++ b/grub-core/osdep/unix/exec.c
@@ -99,7 +99,7 @@ grub_util_exec_redirect_all (const char
 	{
 	  fd = open (stdin_file, O_RDONLY);
 	  if (fd < 0)
-	    exit (127);
+	    _exit (127);
 	  dup2 (fd, STDIN_FILENO);
 	  close (fd);
 	}
@@ -108,7 +108,7 @@ grub_util_exec_redirect_all (const char
 	{
 	  fd = open (stdout_file, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT, 0700);
 	  if (fd < 0)
-	    exit (127);
+	    _exit (127);
 	  dup2 (fd, STDOUT_FILENO);
 	  close (fd);
 	}
@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ grub_util_exec_redirect_all (const char
 	{
 	  fd = open (stderr_file, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT, 0700);
 	  if (fd < 0)
-	    exit (127);
+	    _exit (127);
 	  dup2 (fd, STDERR_FILENO);
 	  close (fd);
 	}
@@ -126,7 +126,7 @@ grub_util_exec_redirect_all (const char
       setenv ("LC_ALL", "C", 1);
 
       execvp ((char *) argv[0], (char **) argv);
-      exit (127);
+      _exit (127);
     }
   waitpid (pid, &status, 0);
   if (!WIFEXITED (status))