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Avoid proxy handler race condition crash #11176

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mgc commented Nov 19, 2017

#11134 seems to be a very delicate race condition. No luck making an isolated demo, but here is a working theory:

  • URLRequest hits a proxy while running on an IO thread
  • LoginHandler is constructed, captures render_process_host_id_/render_frame_id_ at that moment, then posts a task to the UI thread
  • The original process or render frame dies somehow. Maybe the Window is closed, or navigation happens. This is the race
  • The RequestLogin task finally executes on the UI thread
  • App::OnLogin calls LoginHandler::GetWebContents() which returns null, either because render_process_host_id_/render_frame_id_ are no longer valid, or because RenderFrameHost can't be mapped to a WebContents
  • App::OnLogin tries to construct a wrapper around the null web_contents, and ends up crashing here

This seems like a plausible race, and there are already places in the code where we convert host and frame ids into a webcontents then guard against exactly this case. How do people feel about handling the null web_contents gracefully and just cancelling the auth request?

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It looks good to me.

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