Segfaulting in Bunny on Application Start after other errors

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Mike Harris

Jan 28, 2020, 8:58:56 AM1/28/20
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To preface, our applications are failing to start because of something else that is going wrong, but when Passenger goes to shut down the worker process we're seeing a segmentation fault inside of Bunny. Once we work out our deployment issues (trying to put the apps on a new set of VMs) this should stop happening since this has all been working for a while on our old VMs but I thought it would be worth reporting the segfault since I would expect to see a regular exception or something instead.

Bunny: 2.14.3
Ruby: CRuby 2.5.1
RabbitMQ: 3.7.10

We have this in our
if defined?(PhusionPassenger)
PhusionPassenger.on_event(:starting_worker_process) do |forked|
SubscriberSetup.restart_subscribers if forked

PhusionPassenger.on_event(:stopping_worker_process) do

This is the SubscriberSetup class:
class SubscriberSetup
cattr_accessor :active_subscribers, instance_accessor: false do
def self.start_subscribers
Dir[Rails.root.join('app/messengers/*_subscriber.rb')].each do |file|
klass = file.split('/').last.chomp('.rb').classify.safe_constantize
next if klass.nil?

subs =
active_subscribers << subs
rescue StandardError => exception exception.message

def self.stop_subscribers
s = active_subscribers.first unless s.nil?
SubscriberSetup.active_subscribers = []
rescue Timeout::Error
Rails.logger.warn 'Timed out closing old subscriber connections'

def self.restart_subscribers

I'm suspicious of the way we are closing the connection here.

App 14757 output: /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/consumer_work_pool.rb:33:
App 14757 output: [BUG] Segmentation fault at 0x00007f4a5cececd5
App 14757 output: ruby 2.5.1p57 (2018-03-29 revision 63029) [x86_64-linux]
App 14757 output:
App 14757 output: -- Control frame information -----------------------------------------------
App 14757 output: c:0031 p:---- s:0149 e:000148 CFUNC
App 14757 output:  :push
App 14757 output: c:0030 p:0018 s:0144 e:000143 METHOD /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/consumer_work_pool.rb:33
App 14757 output: c:0029 p:0006 s:0138 E:0024f0 BLOCK  /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/consumer_work_pool.rb:65 [FINISH]
App 14757 output: c:0028 p:---- s:0135 e:000134 CFUNC  :times
App 14757 output: c:0027 p:0022 s:0131 E:0006d0 METHOD /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/consumer_work_pool.rb:64
App 14757 output: c:0026 p:0024 s:0125 e:000124 METHOD /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/channel.rb:252
App 14757 output: c:0025 p:0006 s:0121 e:000120 BLOCK  /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/session.rb:571
App 14757 output: c:0024 p:0030 s:0118 E:001b28
App 14757 output: BLOCK  /usr/local/rbenv/versions/2.5.1/lib/ruby/2.5.0/timeout.rb:93 [FINISH]
App 14757 output: c:0023 p:0094 s:0112 E:002450 METHOD /usr/local/rbenv/versions/2.5.1/lib/ruby/2.5.0/timeout.rb:103
App 14757 output: c:0022 p:0027 s:0100 E:0005b0 BLOCK  /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/session.rb:571 [FINISH]
App 14757 output: c:0021 p:---- s:0095 e:000094 CFUNC  :each
App 14757 output: c:0020 p:0012 s:0091 E:0024d0 BLOCK  /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/session.rb:570
App 14757 output:
App 14757 output: c:0019 p:0007 s:0088 e:000087 METHOD /usr/local/rbenv/versions/2.5.1/lib/ruby/2.5.0/monitor.rb:226
App 14757 output: c:0018 p:0007 s:0084 E:002490 METHOD /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/session.rb:569
App 14757 output: c:0017 p:0022 s:0080 e:000079 BLOCK  /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/session.rb:379 [FINISH]
App 14757 output: c:0016 p:0006 s:0077 e:000076 METHOD /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/session.rb:1439
App 14757 output: c:0015 p:0017 s:0071 E:000548 METHOD
App 14757 output:  /srv/workflowdb/shared/bundle/ruby/2.5.0/gems/bunny-2.14.3/lib/bunny/session.rb:376
App 14757 output: c:0014 p:0032 s:0066 e:000065 METHOD /srv/workflowdb/releases/20200122134140/app/services/subscriber_setup.rb:22
App 14757 output: c:0013 p:0004 s:0061 e:000060 METHOD /srv/workflowdb/releases/20200122134140/app/services/subscriber_setup.rb:29
App 14757 output: c:0012 p:0015 s:0057 e:000056 BLOCK [FINISH]
App 14757 output: c:0011 p:0010 s:0053 e:000052 BLOCK  /usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/phusion_passenger/public_api.rb:41 [FINISH]
App 14757 output: c:0010 p:---- s:0049 e:000048 CFUNC  :each
App 14757 output: c:0009 p:0010 s:0045 e:000044 METHOD /usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/phusion_passenger/public_api.rb:40
App 14757 output: c:0008 p:0199 s:0039 e:000038 METHOD /usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/phusion_passenger/loader_shared_helpers.rb:326
App 14757 output: c:0007
App 14757 output: p:0017 s:0032 e:000031 BLOCK
App 14757 output:  /usr/share/passenger/helper-scripts/rack-preloader.rb:159
App 14757 output: c:0006 p:0015 s:0029 e:000028 METHOD /usr/share/ruby/vendor_ruby/phusion_passenger/loader_shared_helpers.rb:380
App 14757 output: c:0005
App 14757 output: p:0063
App 14757 output: s:0022
App 14757 output: e:000021
App 14757 output: METHOD
App 14757 output:  /usr/share/passenger/helper-scripts/rack-preloader.rb:158
App 14757 output:
App 14757 output: c:0004
App 14757 output: p:0229

... every file loaded at the time which I can provide if needed.

Michael Klishin

Jan 28, 2020, 9:46:25 AM1/28/20
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Hi Mike,

Bunny has no native code so it cannot be held responsible for a segmentation fault. I'm afraid I don't have the spare cycles to troubleshoot
a segfault in Passenger or CRuby in general.

Have you tried a more recent Ruby version?

Mike Harris

Jan 28, 2020, 11:22:15 AM1/28/20
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It's strange that the stack trace was pointing to a line in the bunny library but if there's no native code then maybe it's actually Passenger seg faulting.

This isn't actually a blocker for us, making our app start properly on the new VMs got rid of the segfault, I was just thinking I would bring this up in case there was something that could be done to throw a regular ruby exception instead of a segfault. If this can't have actually come from bunny then never mind.
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