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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] ptrace: Stop supporting SIGKILL for PTRACE_EVENT_EXIT
"Eric W. Biederman" <> writes:

> Keno Fischer <> writes:
>> Hi Eric,
>> On Fri, Jul 8, 2022 at 6:25 PM Eric W. Biederman <> wrote:
>>> > Recently I had a conversation where it was pointed out to me that
>>> > SIGKILL sent to a tracee stropped in PTRACE_EVENT_EXIT is quite
>>> > difficult for a tracer to handle.
>>> >
>>> RR folks any comments?
>>> Did I properly understand what Keno Fischer was asking for when we
>>> talked in person?
>> Yes, this is indeed what I had in mind. I have not yet had the opportunity
>> to try out your patch series (sorry), but from visual inspection, it does indeed
>> do what I wanted, which is to make sure that a tracee stays in
>> PTRACE_EVENT_EXIT for the tracer to inspect, even if there is another
>> SIGKILL incoming simultaneously (since otherwise it may be impossible
>> for the tracer to observe the PTRACE_EVENT_EXIT if two SIGKILLs
>> come in rapid succession). I will try to take this series for a proper spin
>> shortly.
> Thanks,
> I haven't yet figured out how to get the rr test suite to run
> successfully. Something about my test machine and lack of perf counters
> seems to be causing problems. So if you can perform the testing on your
> side that would be fantastic.

Ok. I finally found a machine where I can run rr and the rr test suite.

It looks like there are a couple of the rr 5.5.0 test that fail on
Linus's lastest kernel simply because of changes in kernel behavior. In
particular clone_cleartid_coredump, and fcntl_rw_hints. The
clone_cleartid_coredump appears to fail because SIGSEGV no longer kills
all processes that share an mm. Which was a deliberate change.

With the lastest development version of rr, only detach_sigkill appears
to be failing on Linus's latest. That failure appears to be independent
of the patches in question as well. When run manually the
detach_sigkill test succeeds so I am not quite certain what is going on,
any thoughts?

As for my patchset it looks like it does not cause any new test failures
for rr so I will plan on getting it into linux-next shortly.


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