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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/7] CLONE_FD: Task exit notification via file descriptor
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On Monday 16 March 2015 14:44:20 Kees Cook wrote:
> > O_CLOEXEC
> > Set the close-on-exec flag on the new file
> >descriptor. See the description of the O_CLOEXEC flag in open(2) for
> >reasons why this may be useful.
>
> This begs the question: what happens when all CLONE_FD fds for a
> process are closed? Will the parent get SIGCHLD instead, will it
> auto-reap, or will it be un-wait-able (I assume not this...)

Depends on CLONE_AUTOREAP. If it's on, then no one gets SIGCHLD, no one can
wait() on it and the process autoreaps itself.

If it's no active, then the old rules apply: parent gets SIGCHILD and can
wait(). If the parent exited first, then the child gets reparented to init,
which can do the wait().

A child without CLONE_AUTOREAP should be wait()able. If it gets wait()ed
before the clonefd is read, the clonefd() will return a 0 read. If it gets
read before wait, then wait() reaps another child or returns -ECHILD. That's
no different than two threads doing simultaneous wait() on the same child.
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Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center



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