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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] protect /sbin/init from unwanted signals more
On 11/20, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Oleg Nesterov <> writes:
> > On 11/19, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >>
> >> Roland McGrath <> writes:
> >>
> >> > With that, I wonder if the SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE checks in get_signal_to_deliver
> >> > and complete_signal are needed at all. Hmm, I guess we do because this
> >> > doesn't affect blocked signals, so they might be unblocked and delivered.
> >> > (Note that since it doesn't affect blocked signals, this doesn't break init
> >> > using sigwait if it wanted to.)
> >>
> >> Ah. That answers the question I had bouncing in the back of my head.
> >
> > Even worse. The signal can be dequeued even before unblocked by the target.
> > complete_signal() can "redirect" this signal to another thread wich doesn't
> > block it.
> The signal handlers should still be the same.

Yes sure. and the handler can be SIG_DFL.

In short, if we have any reason (we do have) to check sig_kernel_ignore()
in get_signal_to_deliver(), then we have the same reason to check

> >> Which reminds me. I need to retest, but I had a case where I had a trivial
> > init
> >> that set all signal handlers to SIG_IGN so it could ignore SIGCHLD. And not
> >> all of it's children were getting reaped automagically. Do we have a bug in
> >> the reparenting/reaping logic?
> >
> > Ah... I thought this was already fixed... shouldn't reparent_thread()
> > check task_detached() after do_notify() ? like ptrace_exit() does.
> Like I said I need to retest. I was on a 2.6.26 fedora kernel base.
> So if there have been recent bug fixes things may have changed.

I bet the bug is still here.

The fix should be simple, except we can't trust ptrace_reparented().

I'll send the patch, but first I'd like to do another one. Since
I stopped my attempts to understand the orphaned pgrps a long
ago, I hope you can review ;)


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