[asterisk-dev] Interlocking of individual channels and the channels list in chan_sip.

David Vossel dvossel at digium.com
Thu Jun 16 10:04:58 CDT 2011

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> From: "Kirill Katsnelson" <kkm at adaptiveai.com>
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> Subject: Re: [asterisk-dev] Interlocking of individual channels and the channels list in chan_sip.
> On 110616 0041, Kirill Katsnelson wrote:
> >the rule should be to never cause an attempted
> > locking of the channels list while holding a lock on any channel.
> > Correct?
> Looks like it is not even specific to chan_sip: ast_channel_lock is
> there ins ast_async_goto(). It seems that it is inherently
> deadlock-prone: call ast_async_goto() on one thread with a
> non-pbx-serviced channel, find_channel_...() on another, and there is
> a
> chance to lock. All necessary locking happens in these function.
> -kkm
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Ah, yes. you have identified a complex issue.  This can be resolved now that we have ref counted channels though.  We just need to make sure no channels are locked when async goto is called I believe.

David Vossel
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