[Bug/Solution] Git hangs in compat/poll/poll.c on HPE NonStop
Randall S. Becker
2017-09-28 21:01:27 UTC
Hi Team,

After a whole lot of investigating, we (it is a large "we") have discovered
the reason for the hang we occasionally get in git-upload-pack on HPE
NonStop servers - reported here well over a year ago. This resulted from a
subtle check that the operating system does on file descriptors. When it
sees random values in pfd[i].revents, it sometimes thinks its dealing with a
TTY and well, things end badly after that. There is a non-destructive fix
that I would like to propose for this that I have already tested. Sadly, I
have no email mechanism where our repo resides for a real patch message. The
patch is based on 2.3.7 (16018ae), but should be applicable forward. We have
held off moving to a more recent version until resolving this, so that's
next on our plan.

--- a/compat/poll/poll.c
+++ b/compat/poll/poll.c
@@ -438,6 +438,10 @@ poll (struct pollfd *pfd, nfds_t nfd, int timeout)
            pfd[i].revents = happened;
+        else
+          {
+            pfd[i].revents = 0;
+          }

   return rc;


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