Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#1060 closed defect (wontfix)

Unable to register transaction (key exists) error message

Reported by: bennylp Owned by: bennylp
Priority: normal Milestone: release-1.7
Component: pjsip Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:
Backport to 1.x milestone: Backported:

Description (last modified by bennylp)

Transaction may fail to be created/registered to the hash table with the following error message:

"Unable to register transaction (key exists)"

It has been reported that this happened in this scenario:

  • in simulated very bad network conditions, with modified Wifi router's iptable to reject certain TCP packets. When TCP disconnect event is received, renew the registration if account id is valid or start SIP registration from the beginning. Thanks Tamàs Solymosi for the report.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by bennylp

  • Description modified (diff)

Looking at the log sent by the user, this is not related to branch param generator at all.

What happened was the call is hangup by user (presumably due to TCP disconnection) which caused CANCEL to be sent. Then shortly after that, the stack is shutdown by the application, and PJSUA-LIB hangs up all active calls, causing another CANCEL to be sent. Since the first CANCEL transaction has not been completed, the second CANCEL would fail with that "key exists" error.

I think this is fine, unless it caused crash or similar problems.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by bennylp

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by bennylp

Another scenario has been reported, where two outgoing INVITE requests from two different calls have exactly the same Via branch value. Upon further investigation, this branch value comes from the guid_simple.c GUID generator. This was reported on Linux.

As it turned out, this is caused by a third party sound device which always reset the random seed (i.e. "srand()") with the same value every time the sound device is opened.

On Linux, installing libuuid-dev should also fix the problem. If libuuid-dev is installed, the ./configure script whould detect it and it will be used instead.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by bennylp

Update: the assertion that accompanies this problem is removed by #1090

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