Re: [PATCH RT 2/2 v4] preempt-rt/x86: Delay calling signals in int3

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Fri Feb 03 2012 - 15:10:35 EST

On Fri, 2012-02-03 at 19:40 +0100, Oleg Nesterov wrote:

> Stupid question. Do we really need to send the signal from here?

If we can do it correctly elsewhere, I'm fine with that too :-)

> Why force_sig(rt => T) can't set TIF_NOTIFY_RESUME instead? Then
> we can change do_notify_resume() to check TIF_FORCE_SIG_TRAP. And
> perhaps we can even avoid the new TIF_FORCE_SIG_TRAP, we could
> check task->stored_info_set.

You know the signal code much better than I do. If that works, I'm all
for that too. I really don't like the entry_64 solution, but it was what
I knew would work.

> In fact I feel this can be simplified even more, but I am not sure.

My strengths are in the entry_64.S code, not the signal code, so I fixed
it the best way that I felt. This does not imply my fix is the best. If
we can solve this in a clean way using the existing signal
infrastructure, I'm all for that.

-- Steve

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