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authorOleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>2012-03-23 15:02:44 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-03-23 16:58:41 -0700
commit629d362b9950166c6fac2aa8425db34d824bb043 (patch)
tree9f109337c786caff4bfcf7a57516fe961fe769fc /kernel/signal.c
parent43aca3246cb7f736b20c11da9ce932a124a2a85a (diff)
signal: give SEND_SIG_FORCED more power to beat SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE
force_sig_info() and friends have the special semantics for synchronous signals, this interface should not be used if the target is not current. And it needs the fixes, in particular the clearing of SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE is not exactly right. However there are callers which have to use force_ exactly because it clears SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE and thus it can kill the CLONE_NEWPID tasks, although this is almost always is wrong by various reasons. With this patch SEND_SIG_FORCED ignores SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE, like we do if the signal comes from the ancestor namespace. This makes the naming in prepare_signal() paths insane, fixed by the next cleanup. Note: this only affects SIGKILL/SIGSTOP, but this is enough for force_sig() abusers. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Cc: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@gmail.com> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/signal.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/signal.c b/kernel/signal.c
index e76001ccf5c..2584f5a91fb 100644
--- a/kernel/signal.c
+++ b/kernel/signal.c
@@ -1059,7 +1059,8 @@ static int __send_signal(int sig, struct siginfo *info, struct task_struct *t,
- if (!prepare_signal(sig, t, from_ancestor_ns))
+ if (!prepare_signal(sig, t,
+ from_ancestor_ns || (info == SEND_SIG_FORCED)))
goto ret;
pending = group ? &t->signal->shared_pending : &t->pending;