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SubjectRe: [PATCH] avr32: init cannot ignore signals sent by force_sig_info()
On Mon, 2011-04-04 at 15:58 +0100, Matt Fleming wrote: 
> From: Matt Fleming <>
> We can delete the code that checks to see if we're sending an ignored
> signal to init because force_sig_info() already handles this case.
> force_sig_info() will kill init even if the signal handler is SIG_DFL
> and the scenario described in the comment where init might "generate
> the same exception over and over again" cannot occur (force_sig_info()
> clears SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE to ensure that init will die).
> Also, the use of is_global_init() is not correct in the multhreaded
> case, as Oleg Nesterov explains,
> "is_global_init() is not right in theory, /sbin/init can be
> multithreaded. And, this doesn't cover the sub-namespace
> inits... I'd suggest to check SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE, but looking
> closer I think you can simply remove this code."
> It seems this code was copied from arch/powerpc in March 2007 in commit
> 623b0355d5b1 "[AVR32] Clean up exception handling code"
> but the code was deleted from arch/powerpc in November 2009 in commit
> a0592d42fe3e "powerpc: kill the obsolete code under is_global_init()"
> So catch up with powerpc and delete the bogus code.
> Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <>

Thanks for this cleanup, added to the AVR32 tree.

Signed-off-by: Hans-Christian Egtvedt <>

Hans-Christian Egtvedt

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