Re: [PATCH] ptrace: add ability to retrieve signals without removingthem from a queue

From: Andrey Wagin
Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 04:39:50 EST

2013/2/16 Pedro Alves <palves@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> Forgot to reply to this bit:
> On 02/15/2013 07:43 PM, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
>>> We'd miss the poke
>>> > variant, but that looks like something that could be always be added
>>> > later.
>> Yes. _POKE_ or _QUEUE_ or _DEQUEUE_, we can add more features if user-
>> space wants them.
> In general, IMO, I agree with Roland at
> in that it's good to have setters for completeness, so that you can
> change all the state via ptrace that you can read via ptrace.
> But I'm not doing any of this work, hence my "could always be
> added later" comment instead of actually requesting it. But if
> we had it, we could make e.g., gdb inspect the signal queues,
> and then be able to tweak a realtime signal before it is
> delivered.

Looks like PTRACE_POKESIGINFO should replace a siginfo with the
specified sequence number. Should it be able to change signo? If it is
able, what to do with signalfd, which already got a notification about
the previous signal?..

My opinion is that it "could always be added later", when we will
understand what exactly we want to have.

> --
> Pedro Alves
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