signals of type SIGSEGV handled only once (in multithreaded process)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Feb 15 15:08:00 GMT 2008


On Feb 15 11:11, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen, le Fri 15 Feb 2008 11:02:53 +0100, a écrit :
> > On Feb 15 10:49, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > > Corinna Vinschen, le Fri 15 Feb 2008 10:45:47 +0100, a écrit :
> > > > On Feb 15 09:37, klement2 wrote:
> > > > > After excellently quick correction of pthread_kill when the argument
> > > > > signal is zero
> > > > > (by cgf), I have found another problem related to signal handling. The
> > > > > code in attachment
> > > > > demonstrates it ( because of pthread_kill, it must be run with
> > > > > cygwin1-20080213.dll and newer ).
> > > > > It seams that signal handlers for signals like SIGSEGV, SIGFPE are
> > > > > called only once,
> > > > 
> > > > This patch was necessary to get SEHs (and so Cygwin) working correctly
> > > > on Windows 2008 Server.  The new behaviour is covered by POSIX:
> > > > 
> > > > http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/signal.html
> > > > 
> > > >   "If and when the function returns, if the value of sig was SIGFPE,
> > > >    SIGILL, or SIGSEGV or any other implementation-defined value
> > > >    corresponding to a computational exception, the behavior is undefined.
> > > >    Otherwise, the program shall resume execution at the point it was
> > > >    interrupted."
> > > 
> > > His handler doesn't return, it calls pthread_exit(), thus killing the
> > > thread causing the SIGFPE, SIGILL or SIGSEGV.
> > 
> > ...and then it returns.  Where to?
> 
> who returns ? "The pthread_exit() function cannot return to its caller."

Ok, I'm investigating.  It turns out that prior of the exception
handling patch it didn't work, either, just in another way.  I can
revert to the old behaviour without affecting the ability to run
on Windows 2008, but it still isn't really working as expected.
I'm not overly savvy in terms of exception handling, so I have no
idea if this is completely solvable.  Stay tuned.


Corinna

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