Remove renegotiation deferral logic.

When the peer or caller requests a renegotiation, OpenSSL doesn't
renegotiate immediately. It sets a flag to begin a renegotiation as soon
as record-layer read and write buffers are clear. One reason is that
OpenSSL's record layer cannot write a handshake record while an
application data record is being written. The buffer consistency checks
around partial writes will break.

None of these cases are relevant for the client auth hack. We already
require that renego come in at a quiescent part of the application
protocol by forbidding handshake/app_data interleave.

The new behavior is now: when a HelloRequest comes in, if the record
layer is not idle, the renegotiation is rejected as if
SSL_set_reject_peer_renegotiations were set. Otherwise we immediately
begin the new handshake. The server may not send any application data
between HelloRequest and completing the handshake. The HelloRequest may
not be consumed if an SSL_write is pending.

Note this does require that Chromium's HTTP stack not attempt to read
the HTTP response until the request has been written, but the
renegotiation logic already assumes it. Were Chromium to drive the
SSL_read state machine early and the server, say, sent a HelloRequest
after reading the request headers but before we've sent the whole POST
body, the SSL state machine may racily enter renegotiate early, block
writing the POST body on the new handshake, which would break Chromium's


Change-Id: I6278240c3bceb5d2e1a2195bdb62dd9e0f4df718
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
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