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From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] signalfd: add ability to read siginfo-s without dequeuing signals (v3)
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel.api
Date: Friday 28th December 2012 14:32:00 UTC (over 4 years ago)
On 12/28, Andrey Vagin wrote:
>
> pread(fd, buf, size, pos) with non-zero pos returns siginfo-s
> without dequeuing signals.
>
> A sequence number and a queue are encoded in pos.
>
> pos = seq + SFD_*_OFFSET
>
> seq is a sequence number of a signal in a queue.
>
> SFD_PER_THREAD_QUEUE_OFFSET - read signals from a per-thread queue.
> SFD_SHARED_QUEUE_OFFSET - read signals from a shared (process wide)
queue.
>
> This functionality is required for checkpointing pending signals.
>
> v2: llseek() can't be used here, because peek_offset/f_pos/whatever
> has to be shared with all processes which have this file opened.
>
> Suppose that the task forks after sys_signalfd(). Now if parent or child
> do llseek this affects them both. This is insane because signalfd is
> "strange" to say at least, fork/dup/etc inherits signalfd_ctx but not
> the" source" of the data. // Oleg Nesterov

I think we should cc Linus.

This patch adds the hack and it makes signalfd even more strange.

Yes, this hack was suggested by me because I can't suggest something
better. But if Linus dislikes this user-visible API it would be better
to get his nack right now.

> +static ssize_t signalfd_peek(struct signalfd_ctx *ctx,
> +				siginfo_t *info, loff_t *ppos)
> +{
> +	struct sigpending *pending;
> +	struct sigqueue *q;
> +	loff_t seq;
> +	int ret = 0;
> +
> +	spin_lock_irq(¤t->sighand->siglock);
> +
> +	if (*ppos >= SFD_SHARED_QUEUE_OFFSET) {
> +		pending = ¤t->signal->shared_pending;
> +		seq = *ppos - SFD_SHARED_QUEUE_OFFSET;
> +	} else {
> +		pending = ¤t->pending;
> +		seq = *ppos - SFD_PER_THREAD_QUEUE_OFFSET;
> +	}

You can do this outside of spin_lock_irq().

And I think it would be better to check SFD_PRIVATE_QUEUE_OFFSET too
although this is not strictly necessary. Otherwise this code assumes
that sys_pread() cheks pos >= 0 and SFD_PRIVATE_QUEUE_OFFSET == 1.

> +	list_for_each_entry(q, &pending->list, list) {
> +		if (sigismember(&ctx->sigmask, q->info.si_signo))
> +			continue;
> +
> +		if (seq-- == 0) {
> +			copy_siginfo(info, &q->info);
> +			ret = info->si_signo;
> +			break;
> +		}
> +	}
> +
> +	spin_unlock_irq(¤t->sighand->siglock);
> +
> +	if (ret)
> +		(*ppos)++;

We can change it unconditionally but I won't argue.

> @@ -338,6 +379,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE4(signalfd4, int, ufd, sigset_t __user
*, user_mask,
>  		}
>
>  		file->f_flags |= flags & SFD_RAW;
> +		file->f_mode |= FMODE_PREAD;

Again, this is not needed or the code was broken by the previous patch.

Given that 2/3 passes O_RDWR to anon_inode_getfile() I think FMODE_PREAD
should be already set. Note OPEN_FMODE(flags) in anon_inode_getfile().

Oleg.
 
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