Re: [PATCH] ptrace: add ability to retrieve signals withoutremoving them from a queue

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Wed Feb 20 2013 - 17:38:47 EST

On 02/19, Pavel Emelyanov wrote:
> On 02/19/2013 11:34 PM, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > But, given that every PEEK does list_for_each() until it finds the
> > necessary sequence number, I am wondering how this O(n**2) will work
> > if you want to dump 126065 signals ;)
> Isn't it the great reason for making the addr point to a structure, that
> would look like
> struct siginfo_peek_arg {
> unsigned flags; /* all bits but 0th, that selects between private/shared
> queues, should be zero */
> unsigned int off; /* from which siginfo to start */
> unsigned int nr; /* how may siginfos to take */
> };

I am fine either way, to me everything looks better than signalfd

But if you meant "avoid n^2", this won't help? You can't do
copy_siginfo_to_user() under ->siglock, so you need to restart
list_for_each() anyway.


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