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    SubjectRe: PTRACE_ATTACH breaks wait4()
    I have an idea for getting around this problem, but it's only half implemented
    at the moment (I use it for implementing a Wine server in the kernel). It
    involves having a list things called task ornaments attached to each
    process. Each ornament has a table of event notification methods (so it can be
    informed about fork, execve, signal and exit events). Signal event
    notification methods are able to prevent a signal from propegating further
    down the chain, and the parent's wait handler would be the last element in
    this list. When a process attaches with ptrace(), it would insert another
    ornament into this list, before the parent's ornament. This means (a) the
    process doesn't have to be reparented, and (b) more than one debugger can
    actually attach to a process (eg: strace and gdb both).

    This would, however, mean that wait*() would have to not only look at a
    process's list of children, but also it's list of processes it has ornamented
    via ptrace

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