[PATCH 0/2] Send a SIGCHLD to the init's pid namespace parent when reboot

Oleg Nesterov oleg at redhat.com
Mon Aug 22 10:39:49 PDT 2011

On 08/22, Bruno Prémont wrote:
> On Mon, 22 August 2011 Oleg Nesterov <oleg at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On 08/22, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> > >
> > > If we pass the reason to the exit_code of the init process, that will be
> > > a bit weird as the process is signaled and did not exited  no ?
> >
> > Just in case, you shouldn't change ->exit_code blindly. We should only
> > change it if init was a) SIGKILL'ed and b) pid_ns->reboot_cmd is set.
> > In this case we can assume that it was killed by sys_reboot.
> >
> > Now. I didn't really mean exit_state should be equal to sys_reboot's
> > cmd arg. I thought about something like
> >
> > 	swicth (reboot_cmd) {
> > 		code = SIGHUP;
> > 		break;
> > 		code = SIGINT;	// doesn't really matter what we report
> > 		...
> > 	}
> Isn't it possible to add the two cases to si_code possible values, e.g.

How? You should change do_wait() paths then. Even if we could, personally
I'd strongly object ;) Look, you have the very specific problem. The kernel
can't do everything to make everyone happy. There is tradeoff.

But if you really meant siginfo->si_code, I do not understand at all what
you actually mean. This info is not preserved when the task exits.

> to avoid possible
> confusion with CDL_STOPPED)?

How it is possible to confuse this with CDL_STOPPED?

> Then on sys_reboot() flag container init and kill it (this way sys_reboot()
> preserves its "will not return on success for restart/halt" scematic)?

This is what I suggested...

> Then container init would see CLD_KILLED replaced with matching reboot
> reason.

For what? its parent need this info, not container init. I guess I got
lost completely.

> Playing with the exit code is probably more problematic

OK, then please do something else. I do not pretend I really understand
what do you really need to solve your problem. But please do not forget
the kernel is already very complex and full of misc hacks ;)

> > And, iiuc, the point was to "fix" sys_reboot() so that we do not need
> > to mofify the distro/userspace?
> That's definitely the goal (not modify distro/userspace running inside
> container).

In this case I do not understand how prctl() can help.

But please do not try to convince me, this is simply unnecessary ;)


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