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Subject[PATCH 05/10] signal: send_sig_all no longer needs SEND_SIG_FORCED
Now that send_signal always delivers SEND_SIG_PRIV signals to a pid
namespace init it is no longer necessary to use SEND_SIG_FORCED when
calling do_send_sig_info to ensure that pid namespace inits are
signaled and possibly killed. Using SEND_SIG_PRIV is sufficient.

So use SEND_SIG_PRIV so that userspace when it receives a SIGTERM can
tell that the kernel sent the signal and not some random userspace

Fixes: b82c32872db2 ("sysrq: use SEND_SIG_FORCED instead of force_sig()")
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
drivers/tty/sysrq.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/sysrq.c b/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
index 06ed20dd01ba..ad1ee5d01b53 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
@@ -348,7 +348,7 @@ static void send_sig_all(int sig)
if (is_global_init(p))

- do_send_sig_info(sig, SEND_SIG_FORCED, p, PIDTYPE_MAX);
+ do_send_sig_info(sig, SEND_SIG_PRIV, p, PIDTYPE_MAX);
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