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SubjectRe: [PATCH 14/20] exit/syscall_user_dispatch: Send ordinary signals on failure
On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 11:37:23AM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Kees Cook <> writes:
> > On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 12:44:00PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >> Use force_fatal_sig instead of calling do_exit directly. This ensures
> >> the ordinary signal handling path gets invoked, core dumps as
> >> appropriate get created, and for multi-threaded processes all of the
> >> threads are terminated not just a single thread.
> >
> > Yeah, looks good. Should be no visible behavior change.
> It is observable in that an entire multi-threaded process gets
> terminated instead of a single thread. But since these events should
> be handling of extra-ordinary events I don't expect there is anyone
> who wants to have a thread of their process survive.

Right -- sorry, I should have said that more clearly: "Besides the
single thread death now taking the whole process, there's not behavior
change (i.e. the signal delivery)." Still looks good to me.

Kees Cook

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