Re: [PATCH 1/1] ptrace: do_notify_parent_cldstop: fix the wrong->nsproxy usage

From: Roland McGrath
Date: Tue May 26 2009 - 21:07:31 EST

> While this change is correct in any case (I hope), I wonder whether
> we need another one:
> If the sub-thread is not traced, but ->group_leader is, perhaps it makes
> more sense to notify the leader's tracer, not parent?

I don't think so.

> Not that I think this is really important. Just curious about what was
> the intent.

Here is how I would describe the intent (admittedly this logic is
retrospective, not necessarily articulated as such when the code was
written). If the the triggering task is ptrace'd, this report is "for
ptrace purposes"--even if it's the CLD_STOPPED case. Otherwise, what's
being reported is "the whole POSIX process is now stopped as per POSIX
definitions". The latter properly goes to the parent of the process,
which is the group_leader->real_parent.

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