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SubjectRe: [PATCH] prctl: add PR_[GS]ET_PDEATHSIG_PROC
On 09/12, Jürg Billeter wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2017-09-12 at 19:05 +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > On 09/09, Jürg Billeter wrote:
> > > Unlike
> > > PR_SET_PDEATHSIG, this is inherited across fork to allow killing a whole
> > > subtree without race conditions.
> >
> > but I am still not sure this is right... at least I can't understand the
> > "without race conditions" above.
> >
> > IOW, the child can do prctl(PR_SET_PDEATHSIG_PROC, SIGKILL) right after fork(),
> > why this is not enough to kill a whole subtree without race conditions?
>
> What if the parent dies between fork() and prctl()?

The child will be killed? Sorry, can't understand...

> it also makes it relatively easy to enforce
> PDEATHSIG_PROC for all descendants of a process.

this is clear,

> > Say, CLONE_PARENT. Should it succeed if ->pdeath_signal_proc != 0 ?
>
> Yes, I don't see an issue with that. The new process will be a sibling
> and inheriting pdeath_signal_proc seems sensible to me for this.

I meant, the process created by clone(CLONE_PARENT) won't be killed by
pdeath_signal if the creator process exits, exactly because it won't be
its child. Not that I think this is wrong.

Oleg.

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