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Re: 1.7.8-1: Signals do NOT interrupt interruptible calls in threads.

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 01:52:05PM +0200, Marcin Konarski wrote:
> Hello list.
> I have a code that depends on calls that are normally interruptible
> by signals to be interrupted by signal delivery also in threads.
> In my installation of cygwin I see that calls are interrupted
> as long as I do not try to run them inside a thread.

Nobody answered so I bothered to get cygwin sources
and look through relevant code parts.

I started with stracing both scenarios:
1) interruptible_call() without threads
2) interruptible_call() in thread

(again, the issue I reported is that in case 2
signals do not interrupt interruptible_call())

I sample program I have posted the call in question was select(),
so I started my investigation with that.

select() as in winsup/cygwin/
extern "C" int
cygwin_select (int maxfds, fd_set *readfds, fd_set *writefds, fd_set
*exceptfds, struct timeval *to);

uses signal_arrived Windows Event object as a means for interruption.

This event is fired from:

void __stdcall _cygtls::interrupt_setup (int sig, void *handler, struct sigaction& siga);
static int setup_handler (int sig, void *handler, struct sigaction& siga, _cygtls *tls);
int __stdcall sigpacket::process ();

During strace sessions I see (among others):

for case 1:
60 2755927 [sig] 1exec 3260 _cygtls::find_tls: sig 14
41 2755968 [sig] 1exec 3260 sigpacket::process: signal 14, about to call 0x66CDF0A8
38 2756006 [sig] 1exec 3260 setup_handler: controlled interrupt. stackptr 0x28DB34, stack 0x28DB30, stackptr[-1] 0x66CE7F39

for case 2:
59 2759537 [sig] 1exec 2920 _cygtls::find_tls: sig 14
24 2759561 [sig] 1exec 2920 sigpacket::process: signal 14 blocked
24 2759585 [sig] 1exec 2920 sigpacket::process: returning -1

The difference from those outputs results from the fact that
_cygtls * _cygtls::find_tls (int sig);
ffrom: winsup/cygwin/

does not find given signal
in sigwait_mask field of any _cygtls object of any thread.

I see in:
winsup/cygwin/, and winsup/cygwin/,
that neither:
extern "C" int pthread_sigmask (int operation, const sigset_t *set, sigset_t *old_set);
extern "C" int sigprocmask (int how, const sigset_t *set, sigset_t *oldset);
changes the sigwait_mask field of _cygtls,
only sigmask field of _cygtls is modified.

Does anybody have an idea if changing 
_cygtls * _cygtls::find_tls (int sig);
in such a way that it would look through both sigwait_mask and sigmask
fields would solve the issue raised?


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