[v3,4/7] linux/signal.h: Ignore SIGINFO by default in new tasks

Message ID 20200430064301.1099452-5-ar@cs.msu.ru
State New
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Arseny Maslennikov April 30, 2020, 6:42 a.m.
This matches the behaviour of other Unix-like systems that have SIGINFO
and causes less harm to processes that do not install handlers for this
signal, making the keyboard status character non-fatal for them.

This is implemented with the assumption that SIGINFO is defined
to be equivalent to SIGPWR; still, there is no reason for PWR to
result in termination of the signal recipient anyway — it does not
indicate there is a fatal problem with the recipient's execution
context (like e.g. FPE/ILL do), and we have TERM/KILL for explicit
termination requests.

To put it another way:
The only scenario where system behaviour actually changes is when the
signal recipient has default disposition for SIGPWR. If a process
chose to interpret a SIGPWR as an incentive to cleanly terminate, it
would supply its own handler — and this commit does not affect processes
with non-default handlers.

Signed-off-by: Arseny Maslennikov <ar@cs.msu.ru>
---
 include/linux/signal.h | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/include/linux/signal.h b/include/linux/signal.h
index 05bacd2ab..dc31da8fc 100644
--- a/include/linux/signal.h
+++ b/include/linux/signal.h
@@ -369,7 +369,7 @@  extern bool unhandled_signal(struct task_struct *tsk, int sig);
  *	|  SIGSYS/SIGUNUSED  |	coredump 	|
  *	|  SIGSTKFLT         |	terminate	|
  *	|  SIGWINCH          |	ignore   	|
- *	|  SIGPWR            |	terminate	|
+ *	|  SIGPWR            |	ignore   	|
  *	|  SIGRTMIN-SIGRTMAX |	terminate       |
  *	+--------------------+------------------+
  *	|  non-POSIX signal  |  default action  |
@@ -420,7 +420,8 @@  extern bool unhandled_signal(struct task_struct *tsk, int sig);
 
 #define SIG_KERNEL_IGNORE_MASK (\
         rt_sigmask(SIGCONT)   |  rt_sigmask(SIGCHLD)   | \
-	rt_sigmask(SIGWINCH)  |  rt_sigmask(SIGURG)    )
+	rt_sigmask(SIGWINCH)  |  rt_sigmask(SIGURG)    | \
+	rt_sigmask(SIGINFO)			       )
 
 #define SIG_SPECIFIC_SICODES_MASK (\
 	rt_sigmask(SIGILL)    |  rt_sigmask(SIGFPE)    | \