Bug 14069 - NullReferenceException thrown when calling a callback from an Interop (signature decorated with InAttribute)
Summary: NullReferenceException thrown when calling a callback from an Interop (signat...
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: Interop ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-19 07:57 UTC by yoram.harmelin
Modified: 2013-09-09 09:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description yoram.harmelin 2013-08-19 07:57:47 UTC
Scenario in which the bug occur:
- ProgramA (.NET, C#) call LibraryA (C) through interop
- The function called in LibraryA takes a callback argument; the passed callback is defined in ProgramA
- One of the parameter sent by LibraryA to the callback is a `ref struct`
- The natively allocated memory backing one of the callback parameter is coming from a memory mapped region with the read only bit set

As the parameter of the callback is defined with [In, Out] (due to the ref keyword), this lead to a first Exception being thrown.

Applying only the [InAttribute] on the callback parameter solved the issue for the native .NET framework (successful execution).
However, a NullReferenceException occurs when running with Mono.

The bug can be seen here: https://github.com/libgit2/libgit2sharp/pull/487
The failing CI build (ran with Mono 2.10) can be seen here: https://travis-ci.org/libgit2/libgit2sharp/builds/10357001
Comment 1 Zoltan Varga 2013-09-05 12:15:12 UTC
If the problem was that mono tried to copy data back to the native representation even without an [Out] attribute, that is now fixed in mono master e682eceec3066a26afff333a7c1eb0e977ce7caa.
Comment 2 yoram.harmelin 2013-09-09 09:41:30 UTC