Re: [PATCH 6/6] clone4: Introduce new CLONE_FD flag to get task exit notification via fd

From: Josh Triplett
Date: Sat Mar 14 2015 - 18:14:36 EST

On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 09:30:29PM +0100, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 03/14, Josh Triplett wrote:
> >
> > What I was proposing was that a task that isn't yet dead, but that is
> > going to be autoreaped, is not eligible for waiting either. All the
> > various wait* familiy of system calls should pretend it doesn't exist at
> > all, because returning an autoreaped task from a wait* call introduces a
> > race condition if the parent tries to *do* anything with the returned
> > PID. If you launch a process with CLONE_FD, you need to manage it
> > exclusively with that fd, not with the wait* family of system calls.
> >
> > That also implies that the child-stop and child-continued mechanisms
> > (do_notify_parent_cldstop, WSTOPPED, WCONTINUED) should ignore the task
> > too. In the future there could be a flag to clone4 that lets you get
> > stop and continue notifications through the file descriptor.
> So far I strongly disagree, and I think that "autoreap" feature should
> not depend on CLONE_FD.

After reading your other mail and thinking about this, I agree that the
two can be separated; see my othermail for the details.

> Plus we should also discuss the reparenting. Ok, let me leave this
> discussion until I read 0/4 at least.

I think you can safely wait for v2 of the last patch, though the first
four patches should be almost completely identical in v2.

- Josh Triplett
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