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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/6][v3] Container-init signal semantics
Eric W. Biederman [ebiederm@xmission.com] wrote:
| I haven't dug in too deep but right now my concern are user space semantics,
| I don't want to wind up with something ugly there because we can not change
| it later.

The one restriction we are imposing is that SIGINT, SIGTERM etc will not
currently kill containter-inits. Only SIGKILL will. But that is good point.
Maybe we should document that as a limitation we may remove in the future ?
i.e. Its not a feature that container-inits should rely on. Like sysV init,
container-init should still SIG_IGN all unhandled signals. If they don't,
they may break in the future.

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| So if we can write a description of what happens to signals to cinit
| that is right 100% of the time. Something we can write a test case
| for that tests all of the corner cases and it always get the same
| results. I am happy.

Yes, I believe we can say that SIGKILL/SIGSTOP from parent are always
delivered and no fatal signal from same ns is.

|
| I don't mind dropping signals early as an optimization, but if it
| is just an optimization we can't count on it in cinit.

Yes, you have a point. It started out as an optimization, but unwanted
signals are either ignored or dropped _always_ (or we have a bug).

|
| So I would rather deliver less and make user space deal with it,
| then deliver more cause problems for user space.

The user-semantics appear to be clean now.


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