Re: [PATCH 2/8] kill tracehook_notify_death()

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Thu Jun 23 2011 - 09:23:28 EST

Hi Tejun,

On 06/23, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello, Oleg.
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 11:08:34PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > Kill tracehook_notify_death(), reimplement the logic in its caller,
> > exit_notify().
> >
> > This also fixes a minor bug, if the exiting task is the group_leader
> > and it is traced by its real_parent, tracehook_notify_death() returns
> > task->exit_signal or SIGCHLD depending on thread_group_empty(), this
> > looks strange.
> Maybe we should do the above in a separate patch?

Do you think this makes sense? OK, I can do this...

> > - if (tsk->exit_signal != SIGCHLD && !task_detached(tsk) &&
> > + if (thread_group_leader(tsk) && tsk->exit_signal != SIGCHLD &&
> Hmmm... it probably depends on POV but wouldn't (exit_signal != -1 &&
> exit_signal != SIGCHLD) be easier?

I disagree.

> The logic here is about demoting
> specials sigs to SIGCHLD under certain circumstances

Yes. And what is ->exit_signal? It is in fact per-process, lives in the
group_leader's task_struct. We could move it to signal_struct.

> and the check is
> there to prevent promoting -1 to SIGCHLD.

Yes, because we should never change ->exit_signal for sub-threads.

And it doesn't make sense to check exec ids (this is again per-process,
should be cleanuped) unless the task is the group leader.

> thread_group_leader() seems
> unnecessarily indirect.

This is what I disagree with. Contrary, I think thread_group_leader() exactly
explains what do we want to check. (but once again, exec_id logic should be
cleanuped, not only in this function).


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