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Re: Struct sigaction cleanup

To: Jon Burgess <Jon_Burgess@eur.3com.com>
Subject: Re: Struct sigaction cleanup
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 15:09:03 +0100
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 10:22:56AM +0000, Jon Burgess wrote:

> > Further no known libc implementation making use of sa_restorer.
> 
> I don't know if this is relevant, but Linus recently tried
> changing the sa_restorer behaviour in the linux-2.5 kernel and
> later had to back out the change. The following lines are from
> recent changelogs:
> 
> http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0301.1/0344.html
> Linux-2.5.55:
> Move x86 signal handler return stub to the vsyscall page, and stop
>     honoring the SA_RESTORER information.
> 
> http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0301.1/1884.html
> Linux-2.5.57:
> Re-instate the SA_RESTORER functionality, since it seems that some
>     programs still depend on it and in fact do install a different
>     signal restorer than the standard kernel version.

Doesn't look relevant to us because installing requires custom assembler
code for each architecture or other non-portable constructs.  It seems
nothing on MIPS was ever actually using sa_restorer or SA_RESTORER.

  Ralf

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