Re: [BUG?] 2.6.x (2.6.13) - new signals not being delivered to a terminating (PF_EXITING) process.

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Sat Oct 15 2005 - 11:02:36 EST

Kilau, Scott wrote:
> signal_pending() never does, no matter how many signals I send it.
> (Even sending it multiple kill -9's)
> ...
> However, I see the signals climb, when I print out the values of
> current->signal-> and
> current->signal->shared_pending.list.prev
> Its like those values and the signal_pending macro aren't in "synch"
> Anymore, once the process has gone into the PF_EXITING state.
> (It works fine when the process is not in that state)

Yes, __group_complete_signal() is called after the signal has been added to
the ->shared_pending. But it does not signal_wake_up()s process, because of
this check in wants_signal():

if (p->flags & PF_EXITING)
return 0;

The intent was to find another thread in the thread group which can accept
this signal. May be we need special check in __group_complete_signal() under
"else if (thread_group_empty(p))".

You still can kill this process via tkill, though.

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