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Re: emulating no-senders notifications in L4?

From: Ondrej Hurt
Subject: Re: emulating no-senders notifications in L4?
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 18:41:21 +0100 (CET)

> On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 04:41:05PM +0100, Ondrej Hurt wrote:
> > But how will the task manager know it should delete a task and
> > perform some cleanup, if it is not told by its incapacitated
> > exception handler ? You would have to check all tasks periodically,
> > no ?

> Does it have to know? The task manager doesn't kill tasks that loop
> endlessly (in the while(1) {} sense), so why does it have to kill a
> task that has disabled signals (by overriding the signal handler), and
> loops generating signals?

I see. I was obsessed by reliability and did not realize that this is
the standard UNIX behaviour which the Hurd must comply with.

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