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    SubjectRe: [Devel] Re: [PATCH 08/10] Introduce functions to restart a process
    On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 12:49:54PM +0400, Andrey Mirkin wrote:
    > On Monday 20 October 2008 13:23 Cedric Le Goater wrote:
    > > Hello Andrey !
    > >
    > > > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S b/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S
    > > > index 109792b..a4848a3 100644
    > > > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S
    > > > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S
    > > > @@ -225,6 +225,7 @@ ENTRY(ret_from_fork)
    > > > GET_THREAD_INFO(%ebp)
    > > > popl %eax
    > > > CFI_ADJUST_CFA_OFFSET -4
    > > > +ret_from_fork_tail:
    > > > pushl $0x0202 # Reset kernel eflags
    > > > CFI_ADJUST_CFA_OFFSET 4
    > > > popfl
    > > > @@ -233,6 +234,26 @@ ENTRY(ret_from_fork)
    > > > CFI_ENDPROC
    > > > END(ret_from_fork)
    > > >
    > > > +ENTRY(i386_ret_from_resume)
    > > > + CFI_STARTPROC
    > > > + pushl %eax
    > > > + CFI_ADJUST_CFA_OFFSET 4
    > > > + call schedule_tail
    > > > + GET_THREAD_INFO(%ebp)
    > > > + popl %eax
    > > > + CFI_ADJUST_CFA_OFFSET -4
    > > > + movl (%esp), %eax
    > > > + testl %eax, %eax
    > > > + jz 1f
    > > > + pushl %esp
    > > > + call *%eax
    > > > + addl $4, %esp
    > > > +1:
    > > > + addl $256, %esp
    > > > + jmp ret_from_fork_tail
    > > > + CFI_ENDPROC
    > > > +END(i386_ret_from_resume)
    > >
    > > Could you explain why you need to do this
    > >
    > > call *%eax
    > >
    > > is it related to the freezer code ?
    >
    > It is not related to the freezer code actually.
    > That is needed to restart syscalls. Right now I don't have a code in my
    > patchset which restarts a syscall, but later I plan to add it.
    > In OpenVZ checkpointing we restart syscalls if process was caught in syscall
    > during checkpointing.

    Do you checkpoint uninterruptible syscalls as well? If only interruptible
    syscalls are checkpointed, I'd say that either this syscall uses ERESTARTSYS or
    ERESTART_RESTARTBLOCK, and then signal handling code already does the trick, or
    this syscall does not restart itself when interrupted, and well, this is life,
    userspace just sees -EINTR, which is allowed by the syscall spec.
    Actually this is how we checkpoint/migrate tasks in interruptible syscalls in
    Kerrighed and this works.

    Louis

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