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Re: SIGCHLD in vfork child context

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: SIGCHLD in vfork child context
Date: Tue, 16 May 2017 11:19:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

On Mai 16 2017, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:

> YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu wrote:
>> It seems that calling waitpid from the SIGCHLD handler results in
>> ECHILD in the vfork child context
> Why is the vfork child process getting a SIGCHLD signal?

In any case, the sigchld handler should handle that case gracefully.
Spurious SIGCHLD should not cause emacs to abort.

> That process
> doesn't have any children. Is the macOS kernel simply buggy? If so, I
> suggest adding a short explanation of the situation to this comment:
>> +    /* Call the SIGCHLD handler in case we have received SIGCHLD in
>> +       the vfork child context.  The signal mask is restored by
>> +       unblock_child_signal below.  */
> If not, then I don't understand the situation....
>> +    (*action.sa_handler) (SIGCHLD);
> No need for the * and the first set of parens. I.e., this is OK:
>     action.sa_handler (SIGCHLD);
> Otherwise, looks OK; thanks.

IMHO this is barking up the wrong tree.


Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, address@hidden
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