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Closed 3 years ago

#9767 closed Bugs (fixed)

boost::interprocess bootstamp generation causes error in case of corrupt Windows Event Log

Reported by: ch0kee@… Owned by: Ion Gaztañaga
Milestone: To Be Determined Component: interprocess
Version: Boost 1.55.0 Severity: Problem
Keywords: boost ipc windows event log boot stamp Cc:

Description

If Windows Event Log doesn't contain the Startup Event (Event 6005) for any reason, then get_bootstamp returns an empty string. CallStack? :

shared_memory_object::priv_open_or_create
  ipcdetail::create_tmp_and_clean_old_and_get_filename
    create_tmp_and_clean_old
      tmp_folder
        get_bootstamp
          get_last_bootup_time

When create_tmp_and_clean_old tries to delete all the entries for the previous boot sessions, the empty string (that is delete all folders except "") causes it to delete the current session's files as well.

We found the bug on a Windows 8.1 PC, where there was an error entry flooding the event log, I guess it simply pushed Event 6005 out of the queue. First, we tried to solve the problem in that particular Windows system, but eventually we came to the conclusion, that manually deleting the event log causes the same symptoms, rendering the boost interprocess quite unreliable.

Now we are using BOOST_INTERPROCESS_BOOTSTAMP_IS_LASTBOOTUPTIME, but it causes some stack error warning on that Windows 8.1 PC.

For us, it would be a solution, if we could manually set the temp folder and omit the boot stamp, because then I can surely clear it, and it is a 100% working solution.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by anonymous

Summary: boost::interprocess shared_memory_object failure in case of corrupted Windows Event Logboost::interprocess bootstamp generation causes error in case of corrupted Windows Event Log

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by anonymous

Summary: boost::interprocess bootstamp generation causes error in case of corrupted Windows Event Logboost::interprocess bootstamp generation causes error in case of corrupt Windows Event Log

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Ion Gaztañaga

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Implemented the suggested workaround in commit SHA-1: fb1b0e547c8afe60cb9c1a008ce38a8606f7536d (develop branch)

If BOOST_INTERPROCESS_SHARED_DIR_PATH is defined, that directory is used instead of the shared folder + bootstamp folder.

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