Bug 106122

Summary: Weston segfaults on startup if wl_display_create fails
Product: Wayland Reporter: hobbitalastair
Component: westonAssignee: Wayland bug list <wayland-bugs>
Status: RESOLVED MOVED QA Contact:
Severity: minor    
Priority: low CC: hobbitalastair
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux (All)   
i915 platform: i915 features:
Attachments: Prototype patch to fix the segfault

Description hobbitalastair 2018-04-18 09:18:21 UTC
The call to wl_display_create does not check if the returned result is NULL, which can happen (eg if epoll is not compiled into the kernel). This can cause a segfault on startup.

See https://github.com/wayland-project/weston/blob/42c0e14808bfd39e1a2eea34f43f0b5fe20fbb16/compositor/main.c#L1886, and https://github.com/wayland-project/wayland/blob/bf7cc6805396af8df3b40e10c63de701346c93dd/src/wayland-server.c#L1017 for an example of where wl_display_create may return NULL.
Comment 1 hobbitalastair 2018-06-07 08:39:15 UTC
Created attachment 140063 [details] [review]
Prototype patch to fix the segfault

Currently only build tested
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2018-06-08 23:55:57 UTC
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