[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 115761] New: Race condition with DatabaseTracker::deleteAllDatabases and web workers

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Tue May 7 14:54:32 PDT 2013


           Summary: Race condition with
                    DatabaseTracker::deleteAllDatabases and web workers
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: Unspecified
        OS/Version: Unspecified
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebCore Misc.
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: cdalton at nvidia.com

When DatabaseTracker::deleteAllDatabases is called from the main thread, it ends up calling through DatabaseTracker::deleteDatabaseFile to Database::markAsDeletedAndClose, on all the relevant open databases (including those open by web workers).

markAsDeletedAndClose first makes sure that databaseContext()->databaseThread()->terminationRequested() is false, and then schedules and waits for a DatabaseClose task.

This has two problems:

1) It's possible for the worker thread to request termination AFTER markAsDeletedAndClose checks terminationRequested, but BEFORE it schedules and waits for the task. (WorkerThreadShutdownStartTask::performTask -> DatabaseManager::stopDatabases -> DatabaseContext::stopDatabases -> DatabaseThread::requestTermination.) In this scenario, the task will never execute and the main thread will hang.

2) It's possible for markAsDeletedAndClose to check terminationRequested AFTER the worker thread has requested termination, but BEFORE the database is fully closed. In this it's possible to delete the database file while a web worker still has it open.

We need a thread-safe way of making sure all relevant databases are closed before deleting the file.

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