Re: [PATCH] salinfo_decode silent exit in older 2.4s

From: dann frazier <>
Date: 2005-04-12 07:03:06
On Mon, 2005-04-11 at 09:58 +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> On Fri, 08 Apr 2005 15:23:43 -0600, 
> dann frazier <> wrote:
> >I was playing with salinfo_decode on an older kernel (2.4.21 era) and it
> >would normally die silently right after exec.
> >
> >This no longer happens because of a semantic difference that occurred in
> >later 2.4 kernels.  Older 2.4s would return -EINTR when they wanted
> >userspace to try again, while current 2.4s use -ERESTARTSYS.  (The
> >surrounding code is also somewhat different, but it looks like the idea
> >is the same).
> ERESTARTSYS should never be seen by user space code.  The kernel should
> either restart the current syscall or convert the code to EINTR before
> returning to user space.  If you are seeing ERESTARTSYS in user space
> then it is a kernel bug.

Right, that's not the problem I'm seeing.  The problem I'm seeing is
that older kernels return -EINTR, which causes salinfo_decode to
silently exit.

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