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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64: fix delayed signals


On Thu, 10 Jul 2008, Roland McGrath wrote:
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> > But if you really want that behaviour, then re-introducing the loop would
> > likely be the better approach (or should be combined), since I think you
> > effectively just re-introduced it (at a much bigger granularity).
>
> I don't think so. Firstly, TIF_SIGPENDING is not the only flag in
> question. There are other reasons to re-enter do_notify_resume().
> If those are set during signal processing et al, they should take
> effect before going back to user mode.

You're ignoring the background question - we expressly _stopped_ doing
this long ago. So the real issue was the ".. if you really .." part.

Do we really? What's the actual downside here?

Linus


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