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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] signal: Adjust error codes according to restore_user_sigmask()
On Tue, 21 May 2019 09:25:51 +0000 Eric Wong <> wrote:

> Deepa Dinamani <> wrote:
> > For all the syscalls that receive a sigmask from the userland,
> > the user sigmask is to be in effect through the syscall execution.
> > At the end of syscall, sigmask of the current process is restored
> > to what it was before the switch over to user sigmask.
> > But, for this to be true in practice, the sigmask should be restored
> > only at the the point we change the saved_sigmask. Anything before
> > that loses signals. And, anything after is just pointless as the
> > signal is already lost by restoring the sigmask.
> >
> > The inherent issue was detected because of a regression caused by
> > 854a6ed56839a.
> > The patch moved the signal_pending() check closer to restoring of the
> > user sigmask. But, it failed to update the error code accordingly.
> >
> > Detailed issue discussion permalink:
> >
> >
> > Note that the patch returns interrupted errors (EINTR, ERESTARTNOHAND,
> > etc) only when there is no other error. If there is a signal and an error
> > like EINVAL, the syscalls return -EINVAL rather than the interrupted
> > error codes.
> >
> > The sys_io_uring_enter() seems to be returning success when there is
> > a signal and the queue is not empty. This seems to be a bug. I will
> > follow up with a separate patch for that.
> >
> > Reported-by: Eric Wong <>
> > Fixes: 854a6ed56839a40f6b5d02a2962f48841482eec4 ("signal: Add restore_user_sigmask()")
> > Signed-off-by: Deepa Dinamani <>
> > Reviewed-by: Davidlohr Bueso <>

(top-posting fixed).

> It's been 2 weeks and this fix hasn't appeared in mmots / mmotm.
> I also noticed it's missing Cc: for stable@ (below)

Why is a -stable backport needed? I see some talk above about lost
signals but it is unclear whether these are being observed after fixing
the regression caused by 854a6ed56839a.

IOW, can we please have a changelog which has a clear and complete
description of the user-visible effects of the change.

And please Cc Oleg.

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