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SubjectRe: nanosleep interrupted by ignored signals
On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 07:06:27PM -0800, Matt Mackall wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 06:45:05PM -0800, George Anzinger wrote:
> > Matt Mackall wrote:
> > >Take the following trivial program:
> > >
> > >#include <unistd.h>
> > >
> > >int main(void)
> > >{
> > > sleep(10);
> > > return 0;
> > >}
> > >
> > >Run it in an xterm. Note that resizing the xterm has no effect on the
> > >process. Now do the same with strace:
> > >
> > >brk(0x80495bc) = 0x80495bc
> > >brk(0x804a000) = 0x804a000
> > >rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, [CHLD], [], 8) = 0
> > >rt_sigaction(SIGCHLD, NULL, {SIG_DFL}, 8) = 0
> > >rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
> > >nanosleep({10, 0}, 0xbffff548) = -1 EINTR (Interrupted system
> > >call)
> > >--- SIGWINCH (Window changed) ---
> > >_exit(0) = ?
> > >
> > >In short, nanosleep is getting interrupted by signals that are
> > >supposedly ignored when a process is being praced. This appears to be
> > >a long-standing bug.
> > >
> > >It also appears to be a long-known bug. I found some old discussion of this
> > >problem here but no sign of any resolution:
> > >
> > >http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0108.1/1448.html
> > >
> > >What's the current thinking on this?
> >
> > This should have been resolved with the 2.6 changes, in particular, the
> > restart code. What kernel are you using?
>
> Indeed it is. Forgot I still had 2.4 on the box in question, didn't
> notice the restart bit when comparing the 2.6 code against the thread
> above. Mea culpa.

George,

Is it worth/necessary to fix this bug in v2.4 ?

Quoting yourself

"This is an issue for debugging also (same ptrace...). The fix is to fix
nano_sleep to match the standard which says it should only return on a
signal if the signal is delivered to the program (i.e. not on internal
"do nothing" signals). Signal in the kernel returns 1 if it calls the
task and 0 otherwise, thus nano sleep might be changed as follows: "


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