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SubjectRe: Fix signalfd interaction with thread-private signals
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On Fri, 2007-06-22 at 15:47 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Quite frankly, it strikes me that if we want to do this, then we shouldn't
> save the _process_ information at all, we should save the "sighand"
> instead.
>
> So either we save the process info, or we save the sighand, but saving the
> "group_leader" seems totally bogus. Especially as the group leader can
> change (by execve()).
>
> One thing that strikes me as I look at that function is that the whole
> signalfd thing doesn't seem to do any reference counting. Ie it looks
> totally buggy wrt passing the resulting fd off to somebody else, and then
> exiting in the original process.
>
> What did I miss?

Probably nothing... doesn't look good. What are the lifetime rules of a
struct sighand tho ?

Ben.


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