On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 10:19:47PM +0300, Konstantin Belousov wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 09:42:47AM -0700, Mark Johnston wrote:
> > I'm having trouble determining if the diff changes any userland-visible
> > behaviour. It seems that the only potential problem with the current
> > p_xthread handling is in stopevent(), since a thread calling stopevent()
> > from postsig() may clear p_xthread after it was set by another thread in
> > ptracestop(). But I also don't understand why we call stopevent(S_SIG)
> > from both issignal() and postsig() - this would appear to stop the
> > thread twice for the same signal.
> You mean that the patch would not fix your issue ? Quite possible, it
> might require some more code to 'move the torch' to next xthread, so to
> say. When you write the test case, I will spend efforts on the working
> patch.

I don't think this addresses my issue of the process remaining stopped
after the PT_DETACH, but see below.

> That said, I do not think that we should change anything about stopevent(),
> since this is code which is on life support.  If we cannot remove procfs
> debugging interface, let not change it at least in incompatible ways.
> > 
> > With respect to the desired direction, do you agree that the SIGSTOP
> > from PT_ATTACH should effectively be ignored if a different signal stops
> > the process first? As I said in a previous post, it seems that the
> > SA_STOP property of PT_ATTACH's SIGSTOP is not used in the common case,
> > since ptracestop() will stop the process if any signal is received, and
> > the PT_DETACH operation will typically overwrite the SIGSTOP with 0 in
> > td_xsig.
> Hmm, I think no, we can not make such change. Issue is, debugger
> interface guarantees (at least for single-threaded programs it is
> done correctly) that SIGSTOP is noted. In my opinion, it would be the
> incompatible API change.

But this guarantee is not honoured in the single-threaded case where
PT_ATTACH sends SIGSTOP after another signal is already pending. This
other signal will stop the process in ptracestop(), so SIGSTOP will not
be reported until after a PT_CONTINUE or PT_DETACH, which seems to
violate the interface as you described it. Am I missing some reason
that this cannot occur? If not, I'll write a test case for the
single-threaded case first.
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