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x/net/websocket: websocket.Conn.Close leaks file descriptors if remote has disconnected #10866

davecheney opened this issue May 15, 2015 · 1 comment


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@davecheney davecheney commented May 15, 2015

In the current Conn.Close behaviour can leak file descriptors if the server has gone away before the client calls .Close

// Close implements the io.Closer interface.
func (ws *Conn) Close() error {
    err := ws.frameHandler.WriteClose(ws.defaultCloseStatus)
    if err != nil {
        return err
    return ws.rwc.Close()

In the case that the remote side has closed the connection, WriteClose will return an error which will be returned to the caller without calling ws.rwc.Close. As it is customary to ignore the error from an io.Closer.Close, and even when not, the error is treated as opaque there is no indication that Close didn't actually release the file descriptor associated with ws.rwc. Even if the error was handled from the caller of Close, it would typically be io.EOF or some operating system specific version of "connection closed unexpectedly".

/cc @bradfitz

@davecheney davecheney self-assigned this May 18, 2015
@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added this to the Unreleased milestone Jun 3, 2015
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@mikioh mikioh commented Jul 30, 2015

Closed by golang/net@bb64f4d.

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