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SubjectRe: [PATCH] more sigkill priority fix
> anemo> On Linux/MIPS, a simple test program can create unkillable
> anemo> process. The "sigkill priority fix" was introduced in 2.6.12,
> anemo> but it does not effective for signals sent by force_sig() in
> anemo> kernel. For detailed behavior and testcase, please look at
> anemo> this thread in linux-mips ML:
> This is fixed by another way in 2.6.14-rc1 for i386 (Thanks, Roland).
> The changelog line is:
> > [PATCH] i386: Don't miss pending signals returning to user mode after signal processing
> > Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <>
> And now similar fix for mips is already in Linux/MIPS CVS tree too.
> --- linux-mips/arch/mips/kernel/entry.S 2005-03-04 22:17:29.000000000 +0900
> +++ linux/arch/mips/kernel/entry.S 2005-09-16 01:04:52.365022536 +0900
> @@ -105,7 +105,7 @@
> move a0, sp
> li a1, 0
> jal do_notify_resume # a2 already loaded
> - j restore_all
> + j resume_userspace
> FEXPORT(syscall_exit_work_partial)
> I suppose the original problem on s390 (reported by Heiko Carstens)
> could be fixed same way. Then 'sigkill priority fix' would be
> reverted safely.

If I understand the two arch changes correctly then this means that before
going back to userspace always _all_ pending signals will be delivered.
Of course this would fix the original problem and the 'sigkill priority fix'
could be reverted, if all architectures would implement this behaviour.
Is this the way the kernel is supposed to handle signals now?
Just wondering, since this changes signal handling quite significantly from
what it was before.

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