jeff wrote:
 > This is a re-roll of the pf/editor-ignore-sigint series.
 > There are two changes from the original:
 >   1. We ignore both SIGINT and SIGQUIT for "least surprise" compared to
 >      system(3).
 >   2. We now use "code + 128" to look for signal death (instead of
 >      WTERMSIG), as per run-command's documentation on how it munges the
 >      code.

this series all looks good to me.  thanks for re- and re-re-rolling.


 > People mentioned some buggy editors which go into an infinite EIO loop
 > when their parent dies due to SIGQUIT. That should be a non-issue now,
 > as we will be ignoring SIGQUIT. And even if you could replicate it
 > (e.g., with another signal) those programs should be (and reportedly
 > have been) fixed. It is not git's job to babysit its child processes.
 > The patches are:
 >   [1/5]: run-command: drop silent_exec_failure arg from wait_or_whine
 >   [2/5]: launch_editor: refactor to use start/finish_command
 >   [3/5]: launch_editor: ignore terminal signals while editor has control
 >   [4/5]: run-command: do not warn about child death from terminal
 >   [5/5]: launch_editor: propagate signals from editor to git
 > Since this can be thought of as "act more like system(3)", I wondered
 > whether the signal-ignore logic should be moved into run-command, or
 > even used by default for blocking calls to run_command (which are
 > basically our version of system(3)). But it is detrimental in the common
 > case that the child is not taking control of the terminal, and is just
 > an implementation detail (e.g., we call "git update-ref" behind the
 > scenes, but the user does not know or care). If they hit ^C during such
 > a run and we are ignoring SIGINT, then either:
 >   1. we will notice the child died by signal and report an
 >      error in the subprocess rather than just dying; the end result is
 >      similar, but the error is unnecessarily confusing
 >   2. we do not bother to check the child's return code (because we do
 >      not care whether the child succeeded or not, like a "gc --auto");
 >      we end up totally ignoring the user's request to abort the
 >      operation
 > So I do not think we care about this behavior except for launching the
 > editor. And the signal-propagation behavior of 5/5 is really so weirdly
 > editor-specific (because it is about behaving well whether the child
 > blocks signals or not).
 > -Peff

 paul fox, (arlington, ma, where it's 24.8 degrees)
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