crash with libevent 1.0

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Fri Jan 14 13:33:20 PST 2005



And I just realized it's been since April 2004 since the last official
release, so maybe another one is due.

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005, Ted Schundler wrote:

> in delete_handler(...) in memcached.c, replacing the
>    evtimer_del(&deleteevent);
> with:
>     static int initialized=0;
>     if (initialized==1) {
>         evtimer_del(&deleteevent);
>     } else {
>         initialized=1;
>     }
> seems to make it work happily (so far) with libevent 1.0. The problem
> seems to be that the function to delete an event tries to acces a
> pointer from a member of the event structure, without checking if it
> has been initialized. Reading the libevent manpage, this seems to be
> incorrect behavior, but if a patch like that is applied, then there is
> no problem event if/when it is fixed.

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