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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] limit print_fatal_signal() rate
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Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
>> Well OK. But vdso-print-fatal-signals.patch is designated
>> not-for-mainline anyway.
>
> btw., why? It's very, very useful to distro, early-boot-userspace and
> glibc development. The only add-on change should be to not print SIGKILL
> events. Otherwise it's very much a keeper. Hm?
>

Actually it seems that SIGKILLs are not printed. In get_signal_to_deliver() we have:

[snip]
@@ -1843,6 +1879,8 @@ relock:
* Anything else is fatal, maybe with a core dump.
*/
current->flags |= PF_SIGNALED;
+ if ((signr != SIGKILL) && print_fatal_signals)
+ print_fatal_signal(regs, signr);
if (sig_kernel_coredump(signr)) {
/*
* If it was able to dump core, this kills all
[snip]

-Andrea
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