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Subject[PATCH 01/10] signal: Always ignore SIGKILL and SIGSTOP sent to the global init
If the first process started (aka /sbin/init) receives a SIGKILL it
will panic the system if it is delivered. Making the system unusable
and undebugable. It isn't much better if the first process started
receives SIGSTOP.

So always ignore SIGSTOP and SIGKILL sent to init.

This is done in a separate clause in sig_task_ignored as force_sig_info
can clear SIG_UNKILLABLE and this protection should work even then.

Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
kernel/signal.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/signal.c b/kernel/signal.c
index 5843c541fda9..b33264bb2064 100644
--- a/kernel/signal.c
+++ b/kernel/signal.c
@@ -78,6 +78,10 @@ static bool sig_task_ignored(struct task_struct *t, int sig, bool force)

handler = sig_handler(t, sig);

+ /* SIGKILL and SIGSTOP may not be sent to the global init */
+ if (unlikely(is_global_init(t) && sig_kernel_only(sig)))
+ return true;
if (unlikely(t->signal->flags & SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE) &&
handler == SIG_DFL && !(force && sig_kernel_only(sig)))
return true;
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