[New-bugs-announce] [issue23853] PEP 475: handle EINTR in the ssl module

STINNER Victor report at bugs.python.org
Thu Apr 2 17:30:24 CEST 2015

New submission from STINNER Victor:

The _ssl module uses an helper function check_socket_and_wait_for_timeout() to poll until the socket is ready (got data or became writable). check_socket_and_wait_for_timeout() always uses the socket timeout. If select() or poll() is interrupted by a signal (fails with EINTR), check_socket_and_wait_for_timeout() is restarted with the same timeout, which doesn't respect the contract of the timeout: the operation must timeout if it takes more than timeout seconds.

The code must be modified to recompute the timeout, as done in the new sock_call() function of Modules/socketmodule.c (issue #23618). At least, the timeout must decreases when select()/poll() fails with EINTR.

Currently, the timeout is reset after each read/write/handshake operation. IMO the timeout must apply on the total duration of the ssl method, not be reset. But changing this may break backward compatibility :-/

Note: if the signal handler raises an exception, the ssl method fails with the exception. This issue is specific to signal handlers not raising an exception.

messages: 239924
nosy: haypo
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: PEP 475: handle EINTR in the ssl module
versions: Python 3.5

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