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Bug 162836 - hcid dies during connect() of rfcomm socket.
Summary: hcid dies during connect() of rfcomm socket.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 160676
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bluez-utils
Version: 4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Woodhouse
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-10 05:50 UTC by Dave Mielke
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-07-27 13:54:43 UTC

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Description Dave Mielke 2005-07-10 05:50:37 UTC
Description of problem:

We [] have code for connecting to a Bluetooth device
via an rfcomm socket. It works fine on FC3, but fails on FC4. The hcid daemon
dies as soon as the connect() is attempted.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:

Let me know if you'd like a complete test program. The relevant code segments
are as follows:

   int connection;

   struct sockaddr_rc local;
   local.rc_family = AF_BLUETOOTH;
   local.rc_channel = 0;
   bacpy(&local.rc_bdaddr, BDADDR_ANY);
   bind(connection, (struct sockaddr *)&local, sizeof(local));
   struct sockaddr_rc remote;
   remote.rc_family = AF_BLUETOOTH;
   remote.rc_channel = suppliedChannelNumber;
   bacpy(&remote.rc_bdaddr, &suppliedBluetoothDeviceAddreess);
   connect(connection, (struct sockaddr *)&remote, sizeof(remote));

Actual results:

hcid starts up fine: 

hcid -n
hcid[12537]: Bluetooth HCI daemon
hcid[12537]: Starting security manager 0

As soon as the connect() is done, however, hcid dies like this:

hcid[12537]: link_key_request (sba=00:0A:3A:53:D7:FC, dba=00:A0:96:0A:C9:10)
hcid[12537]: pin_code_request (sba=00:0A:3A:53:D7:FC, dba=00:A0:96:0A:C9:10)
12537: arguments to dbus_type_is_basic() were incorrect, assertion 
"_dbus_type_is_valid (typecode) || typecode == DBUS_TYPE_INVALID" failed in 
file dbus-signature.c line 259.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-BUS library.
type unknown isn't supported yet in dbus_message_append_args_valist
*** buffer overflow detected ***: hcid: processing events terminated
======= Backtrace: =========
hcid: processing events[0x880e8b]
hcid: processing events[0x8809c0]
hcid: processing events[0x8808b0]
hcid: processing events(main+0x4c5)[0x87cfef]
hcid: processing events[0x87c071]
======= Memory map: ========
0026a000-002d3000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 3051963    /usr/lib/
002d3000-002d8000 rwxp 00069000 fd:00 3051963    /usr/lib/
00301000-0031b000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 8676400    /lib/
0031b000-0031c000 r-xp 00019000 fd:00 8676400    /lib/
0031c000-0031d000 rwxp 0001a000 fd:00 8676400    /lib/
003cd000-003ce000 r-xp 003cd000 00:00 0
006a3000-007c7000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 8676401    /lib/
007c7000-007c9000 r-xp 00124000 fd:00 8676401    /lib/
007c9000-007cb000 rwxp 00126000 fd:00 8676401    /lib/
007cb000-007cd000 rwxp 007cb000 00:00 0
0085c000-00865000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 8676405    
00865000-00866000 rwxp 00009000 fd:00 8676405    
0087a000-00884000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 3051713    /usr/sbin/hcid
00884000-00885000 rwxp 00009000 fd:00 3051713    /usr/sbin/hcid
00a09000-00a15000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 3048829    
00a15000-00a16000 rwxp 0000c000 fd:00 3048829    
00eb6000-00ec8000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 8676413    /lib/
00ec8000-00ec9000 r-xp 00011000 fd:00 8676413    /lib/
00ec9000-00eca000 rwxp 00012000 fd:00 8676413    /lib/
00eca000-00ecc000 rwxp 00eca000 00:00 0
08462000-08483000 rw-p 08462000 00:00 0          [heap]
b7f78000-b7f7a000 rw-p b7f78000 00:00 0
b7f9e000-b7f9f000 rw-p b7f9e000 00:00 0
bfb89000-bfb9f000 rw-p bfb89000 00:00 0          [stack]

Expected results:

hcid shouldn't die, and the connect() should return a meaningful result which
is wholly dependent on the device's availability.

Additional info:

I posted this problem to the Bluetooth development list, and, among other
things, was told (by Marcel Holtmann <>), "last time I
looked at the D-Bus 0.33 changes in the Fedora packages they seemed to be

This failure is preventing users of braille displays which use Bluetooth-based
connections from using Fedora Core 4.

Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-07-11 20:21:52 UTC
Reassigning to bluez-utils

Comment 2 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-07-11 20:28:05 UTC

there are a couple of issues with the D-Bus patch.  

First, you are leaking in reply_handler_function.  You need to unref your
pending call.

Second, in hcid_dbus_request_pin, you pass an iterator to
dbus_message_append_args.  This causes the crash described in this bug report. 
dbus_message_append_args only take a message and a list of type, value pairs. 
You only need to use an iterator when dealing with dbus_message_iter_* methods.

If you have any question I'll stay cc'ed to this bug report.

Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2005-07-27 13:54:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160676 ***

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