I like your idea but we have following problems for signal.siginterrupt():
(1) I guess signal.siginterrupt also has some unexpected behaviour that
we can not use that either at this moment:( When I integrated to the
zombie reaper test case, handler will not be called when receive
SIGCHLD.(also in the following case)
(2)Also on some platform not all system calls will be
restarted(https://lkml.org/lkml/2005/7/23/119), add this will not
guarantee all system calls restart, may be in future some unexpected
from multiprocessing import Process,Pipe
def _zombieReaper(signum, frame):
#signal.siginterrupt(signal.SIGCHLD, False)<----uncommented this
line and _zombieReaper will not be called.
for i in range(3):
servThread = threading.Thread(target = child)
pip, pop = Pipe()
if __name__ == '__main__':
On 01/29/2013 11:29 AM, Zhou Zheng Sheng wrote:
on 01/25/2013 15:31, Mark Wu wrote:
On 01/25/2013 03:20 PM, Mark Wu wrote:
Is it possible to reap the zombie process in the main thread
asynchronously and periodically? It could be more safe than using
the signal handler.
The default action for SIGCHLD is ignore, so there's no problems
reported before a signal handler is installed by zombie reaper.
But I still have one problem: the python multiprocessing.manager
code is running a new thread and according to the implementation of
python's signal, only the main thread can receive the signal.
So how is the signal delivered to the server thread?
It seem add this line
after registering the SIGCHLD handler can solve the problem and pass
the unit test in Royce's attachment.
Another idea is to use signalfd. When using a signalfd, the targeted
signal is blocked using sigprocmask, then another thread can read the
signalfd to get the targeted signal. If the signalfd is created or set
to non-blocking mode, we can select/poll on the signalfd for reading.
I write code snippet to demo it at
Firstly yum install python-signalfd. Then run "python
signalfdReaper.py" to test the demo code. In this way, SIGCHLD will
not lead to interrupted calls since it's blocked.
I think both Python manager and our zombie reaper both should be
patched. For Python manager, it should restart interrupted calls. For
zombie reaper is should avoid SIGCHLD leading to interrupted calls.
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