auth-zones and DNS NOTIFY

Harry Schmalzbauer list.unbound at
Sat Jun 2 17:24:02 UTC 2018

Am 02.06.2018 um 16:44 schrieb Harry Schmalzbauer via Unbound-users:
> Am 17.04.2018 um 15:26 schrieb W.C.A. Wijngaards via Unbound-users:
>> Hi Harry,
>> Yes, DNS NOTIFY is implemented in the current code repo version.  You
>> can specify additional sources with allow-notify.
> Great, thanks a lot!.
> Found time to update some production systems, but unfortunately zone 
> transfer seem to work only initially, then I see these messages logged:
> unbound: [14927:0] error: ./services/authzone.c at 6102 could not 
> pthread_mutex_lock(&xfr->lock): Resource deadlock avoided
> unbound: [14927:0] error: ./services/authzone.c at 3454 could not 
> pthread_mutex_lock(&xfr->lock): Resource deadlock avoided
> Increasing log level to 3 doesn't show more useful.
> After the error occurs, unbound returns "error response SERVFAIL" for 
> all queries which match stub-zones: and all quieries matching 
> auth-zones: get the old records (no xfer any more).
> Any idea where the problem could come from?
> Will try to make all stub-zones auth-zones and see if that changes 
> anything....

Couldn't find out more, sorry, no config change I made had any effect.

I'm running 1.7.1 on FreeBSD inside a jail and use "allow-notify:", 
since the transfer takes a different route (via tunnel) than the notify 
The incoming notify triggers the error(-log) and the stall for stub-zones.

I had to remove auth-zones: for now to get my setup back into working 

My intention was to serve auth-zones without using a zonefile, but it 
doesn't make any difference whether I use one or not.
There seems to be a locking problem when a xfer starts after a notify 
was received.  Unfortunately nothing I can easily track, since I'm not 
used to debuggers and don't even have a system where I could install one 
at firsthand.

I hope someone can take care of that issue.
The dedlock error quoted above corresponds to auth_xfer_timer() for line 
         struct auth_xfer* xfr = (struct auth_xfer*)arg;
         struct module_env* env;
         env = xfr->task_nextprobe->env;
         if(env->outnet->want_to_quit) {
                 return; /* stop on quit */

         /* see if zone has expired, and if so, also set auth_zone 
expired */

and auth_zones_notify() for line 3454:
        /* see which zone this is */
         xfr = auth_xfer_find(az, nm, nmlen, dclass);
         if(!xfr) {
                 /* no such zone, refuse the notify */
                 *refused = 1;
                 return 0;

         /* check access list for notifies */

But no way for me to get any further, sorry.


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