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Re: Change in SIGTERM behaviour in bash 4.3 when using readline

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Change in SIGTERM behaviour in bash 4.3 when using readline
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2020 15:43:26 -0500
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On 3/4/20 2:38 PM, Chris Down wrote:
> Chris Down writes:
>> I'm not quite sure how best to handle this, maybe setting SIG_IGN as the
>> default signal handler for interactive shells if there's nothing to
>> inherit? This is one of those cases where SA_RESTART doesn't quite mimic
>> SIG_IGN...
> This seems too simple, so I assume it's going to cause other problems, but:
> ---
>  jobs.c | 1 +
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> diff --git a/jobs.c b/jobs.c
> index e157c38f..a57b7082 100644
> --- a/jobs.c
> +++ b/jobs.c
> @@ -4584,6 +4584,7 @@ initialize_job_signals ()
>    if (interactive)
>      {
>        set_signal_handler (SIGINT, sigint_sighandler);
> +      set_signal_handler (SIGTERM, SIG_IGN);

This is how the code used to read, before I added the do-nothing signal
handler as a result of


There is another way to do it by blocking signals, and a comment in the
code indicates that I considered using it for SIGTERM at the time.

Ignoring the signal is what caused the race condition in the first place.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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