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From: Albert Cahalan <>
To: linux-kernel mailing list <>
Cc:, Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: Never mind. Re: Signal left blocked after signal handler.
Date: 26 Nov 2003 16:53:00 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1069883580.723.416.camel@cube> (raw)

> One difference in 2.4.x and 2.6.x is the signal blocking
> wrt blocked signals that are _forced_ (ie anything that
> is thread-synchronous, like a SIGSEGV/SIGTRAP/SIGBUS that
> happens as a result of a fault):
>  - in 2.4.x they will just punch through the block
>  - in 2.6.x they will refuse to punch through a blocked
>    signal, but since they can't be delivered they will
>    cause the process to be killed.
> and in 2.4.x this will cause infinte SIGSEGV's (well,
> they'll be caught by the stack size eventually, but you
> see the problem: do a "strace" to see what's going on).
> In 2.6.x the second SIGSEGV will just kill the program
> immediately.

How about making the process sleep in a killable state?

This is as if the blocking was obeyed, but doesn't
burn CPU time. Only a debugger should be able to
tell the difference.

             reply	other threads:[~2003-11-26 22:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-26 21:53 Albert Cahalan [this message]
2003-11-27  9:11 ` Ingo Oeser
2003-11-27 15:45   ` Albert Cahalan
2003-11-27 17:26     ` Jörn Engel
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-11-26 17:39 Bruce Perens
2003-11-26 17:55 ` Linus Torvalds
     [not found]   ` <>
     [not found]     ` <>
     [not found]       ` <>
2003-11-26 18:45         ` Never mind. " Linus Torvalds
2003-11-26 19:04           ` Bruce Perens
2003-11-26 19:14             ` Linus Torvalds
2003-11-26 19:52               ` Jamie Lokier

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