trace2: disable tr2_dst before warning on write errors

If writing a trace2 message fails, we optionally warn the user of this
fact. However, in 0ee10fd (usage: add trace2 entry upon warning(),
2020-11-23), we added a trace entry to the warning() function. This
means that we can enter an infinite loop of failing trace2 writes and
warnings. Fix this by disabling the failing trace2 destination before
issuing the warning.

Additionally, trace2 sets a default SIGPIPE handler
(tr2main_signal_handler) when it is initialized. This handler generates
its own trace2 messages when a signal is received. If a trace2 write
fails due to a broken pipe, this handler will run and then cause another
failed write. Fix this by temporarily ignoring SIGPIPE while writing
trace2 messages. This is safe because the write will still fail, and we
will disable the failing destination.

Signed-off-by: Josh Steadmon <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Josh Steadmon 10 months ago committed by Junio C Hamano
parent 5fbd2fc599
commit 538ac74604
  1. 9

@ -1,4 +1,5 @@
#include "cache.h"
#include "sigchain.h"
#include "trace2/tr2_dst.h"
#include "trace2/tr2_sid.h"
#include "trace2/tr2_sysenv.h"
@ -360,6 +361,7 @@ int tr2_dst_trace_want(struct tr2_dst *dst)
void tr2_dst_write_line(struct tr2_dst *dst, struct strbuf *buf_line)
int fd = tr2_dst_get_trace_fd(dst);
ssize_t bytes;
strbuf_complete_line(buf_line); /* ensure final NL on buffer */
@ -378,12 +380,15 @@ void tr2_dst_write_line(struct tr2_dst *dst, struct strbuf *buf_line)
* If we get an IO error, just close the trace dst.
if (write(fd, buf_line->buf, buf_line->len) >= 0)
sigchain_push(SIGPIPE, SIG_IGN);
bytes = write(fd, buf_line->buf, buf_line->len);
if (bytes >= 0)
if (tr2_dst_want_warning())
warning("unable to write trace to '%s': %s",